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Sacramento Kings will introduce new coach George Karl on Tuesday

Former Seattle SuperSonics head coach George Karl is shown at an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Seattle.
Former Seattle SuperSonics head coach George Karl is shown at an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Seattle. AP

The Kings will formally announce George Karl as their new coach during a news conference Tuesday at the team’s practice facility adjacent to Sleep Train Arena.

The news conference is not open to the public, but the Kings are expected to soon announce a public appearance by Karl.

Karl, the sixth-winningest coach in NBA history with 1,131 victories, will coach his first game Friday when the Kings, 18-34, host the Boston Celtics.

Karl, hired by the Kings on Feb. 11 to replace Tyrone Corbin, who will become an adviser to the front office. Corbin was 7-21 after replacing Michael Malone, who as fired Dec. 14.

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