Report: Kings Officially Fire Head Coach George Karl

Update: Thursday, April 14 at 1:42 p.m. 

The Sacramento Kings have officially fired head coach George Karl. 

It's not much of a surprise, as the Kings were expected to do so. The original report that the Kings were going to fire Karl is below.  

Original Story Below: 

The Sacramento Kings will once again be looking for a new coach. Both the Sacramento Bee and ESPN report that the Kings are expected to fire head coach George Karl on Thursday. 

Karl nearly lost his job mid-season, but a sit-down meeting with general manager Vlade Divac helped save his job. The Kings are currently 33-48 and will miss the playoffs for the 10th straight season this year.

Karl was hired during the 2015 All-Star break and given a four-year contract. He'll be paid all of the $6.5 million left on his contract.  

The Kings' new coach will be fourth since owner Vivek Ranadive took over the team and the ninth since the 2006-07 season. The Kings, according to ESPN, are interested in Kevin McHale, Mark Jackson and Vinny Del Negro. Sacramento also has interest in Tom Thibodeau and Scotty Brooks, but there's a report that they don't want the job

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