The Kings are sputtering, and while many believe they have the talent to turn the corner, journalist and fans are beginning to question if George Karl is the man for the job in Sacramento.
But sources told ESPN that the nature of the team's 128-119 loss Friday night to Brooklyn, which is Sacramento's sixth loss in seven games have the Kings contemplating an immediate coaching change.
USA Today reported early Saturday that the significant guaranteed money still owed on Karl's contract could factor into Sacramento's decision-making.
After the loss against the Nets, DeMarcus Cousins voiced a fresh round of frustrations with the Kings' defensive frailties.
"I'm not going to keep blaming these guys in the locker room," Cousins told reporters in Brooklyn. "Energy and effort is a huge part of the game, but I'm not going to keep blaming it on that. We've got a bigger issue, and we need to figure it out as a team.
"I'd rather keep [problems] in house, but we definitely have a bigger issue than just energy and effort. That can't be the excuse every night. ... We're going to work it out as a team, and hopefully we can fix this."
At the moment, the Kings are 21-29. Something needs to be done soon, before the season is lost.
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