Tyrone Corbin out, George Karl in as Kings coach
The Sacramento Kings took the next logical step in hiring George Karl this morning. The team announced that Tyrone Corbin has officially been relieved of his duties as head coach, followed by a second release announcing that they have reached an agreement in principle with Karl.
Karl has a career record of 1,131-756 (.599) and was named named NBA Coach of the Year following the 2012-13 season.
Corbin will remain with the team as an advisor to the front office, after leading the team to a 7-21 record. The former Jazz frontman took over for Michael Malone who was let go by the Kings on December 14.
“I have the utmost respect for Tyrone as a coach and person,” general manager Pete D’Alessandro said via press release . “He’s a man of great integrity, a consummate professional that managed a difficult situation with class and professionalism. I look forward to continuing to work with Tyrone moving forward.”
The Kings will hold a press conference officially introducing the 63-year-old Karl early next week.