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DeMarcus Cousins: Talk of possible Sacramento Kings coaching change ‘a distraction’ and ‘not fair’

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins says he has not been consulted by team management about the possible hiring of George Karl as head coach.
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins says he has not been consulted by team management about the possible hiring of George Karl as head coach. hamezcua@sacbee.com

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins on Tuesday issued a statement through his agents about the Kings’ coaching search.

After saying Tyrone Corbin would coach the rest of the season after replacing Michael Malone, the Kings are on the verge of naming George Karl their new head coach.

It has been reported in various media outlets that Cousins’ “camp” had been holding up the hire.

“I wasn’t consulted when the decision was made to fire Mike Malone, and I’m not being consulted now,” Cousins said in the statement. “I just hope they make a decision soon and stick with it.

“George Karl is an experienced, proven coach and if that is who they chose to coach this team, I will support it. I do not like all these discussions in the media while we have a coach in place. It is a distraction and not fair to Coach Corbin and this team.”

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