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George Karl, Randy Wittman are out after coaching changes in Sacramento, Washington

George Karl, Randy Wittman are out after coaching changes in Sacramento, Washington

The Sacramento Kings fired coach George Karl on Thursday after his first full season with the team, setting the stage for the team to hire its ninth coach since last making the playoffs in 2006.

General Manager Vlade Divac announced the move a day after the Kings wrapped up another disappointing season with a 33-49 record. Karl was given a four-year contract when he was hired in February 2015 to replace Tyrone Corbin but never worked out and finished with a 44-68 mark.

Karl was unable to improve the team's defense, had frequent run-ins with star center DeMarcus Cousins and faced questions about his status as far back as November. His fate...

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