The Angriest Man In America

The George Karl book tour continued its dive into rough waters without a paddle. To Karl’s surprise, the outrage grew exponentially angrier. Even though Karl during his NBA career was often exasperating to get along with, his blatant shock at the public reaction to the book Furious George was revealing. Lacking perception outside of himself,…

George Karl Making People Mad

George Karl isn’t a lone wolf. He doesn’t have the stage to himself when it comes to autocratic coaches who need to control their environment. The NBA creates these personalities like vitis vinefera grapes create wine. The problem the North Carolina trained Karl discovered coaching in a star driven league was two fold. You can’t…

Sacramento: Why?

The Sacramento Kings actually added four wins to their total from last season but still fell well short of a playoff spot.  Their 33-49 record put them in 10th place in the West and 8 games behind Houston for the final postseason berth. The Kings scored the 3rd most points in the conference but it…

Grumpy Old Man George Karl is Fired

It’s been over a decade since the Sacramento Kings were called the Sacramento Queens. Then, everyone laughed at the Shaquille O’Neal joke, repeating it, finding humor as Shaq obviously did in the fact that Sacramento hung up a division banner. Talk about a low bar to wrap around your neck. To add insult to injury,…

Kings Change Their Mind, Karl Stays (For Now)

If there is anyone to feel sorry for in this George Karl is fired, no he isn’t fired Sacramento Kings mess, it is Corliss Williamson. Williamson was on the cusp of his first NBA coaching gig. George Karl was out the door and Corliss was set to enter his second act, after retiring from the NBA…

Report: George Karl To Be Fired

The Sacramento Kings last stand went the way of Custer’s last stand. Custer suffered a devastating defeat at Little Bighorn, slaughtered by the Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. The Sacramento Kings defeat was less dramatic and didn’t cost anyone their life in the cities of Boston and Cleveland. But like Custer, the Kings were defeated…

Fire George Karl?

The George Karl discontent never went south. It just simmered beneath the surface, waiting for the appropriate trigger to fling the gasoline on the fire (again) so the house could burn down. A loss to Brooklyn did the trick, and because the Kings front office has the market cornered on overreaction, they began spitting and…

Forget Small Ball, Sacramento Is Going Big

Even as it is a guard league, not everyone is buying into NBA modernism. The idea that big men are the NBA’s dinosaur and therefore are obsolete is an overreaction to small ball success by teams such as the Golden State Warriors with iconic scoring guards. Even as most NBA G.M.’s scour the world for…

Rajon Rondo Making Jokes

So now we know Rajon Rondo was joking when he alluded to a couple of bumps in the road with head coach George Karl. Rondo accused the media of not understand his dry wit. The media doesn’t understand a joke, was his point, and he may be right, depending on whom he is talking to.…