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Video: For Sacramento Kings, 2014-15 held early optimism, ‘God’s plan’ and new direction

Sacramento Kings head coach George Karl, surrounded by players, including All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins, was hired to return the Kings to a position of on-court respect and championship contention.
Sacramento Kings head coach George Karl, surrounded by players, including All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins, was hired to return the Kings to a position of on-court respect and championship contention. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

The 2014-15 season was one of initial hope, disappointment, transition, individual achievement and, ultimately, changed direction.

The following videos roughly trace the season’s arc from the assessments of then-coach Michael Malone during training camp, through his firing, All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins’ proclamation that a higher power has a hand in things, style tips from Omri Casspi, and finally, George Karl’s arrival to coach the team.

Coach Malone assesses team during training camp

Carl Landry on Malone’s exit, Corbin’s entrance

DeMarcus Cousins: God’s plan

Omri Casspi’s blue shoes

George Karl: “Time to get to work”

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