George Karl puts his Sacramento home up for sale at $949,000


George Karl is ready to put Sacramento in the rear view mirror.

The professional basketball coach, whose tenure with the Sacramento Kings came to an unceremonious end in April, has put his house in the Arden Park neighborhood up for sale at $949,000.

The two-story home, built in 1950 and remodeled a year ago, features a contemporary look with gray tones, modern fixtures and wood floors throughout. The 3,180 square feet of interiors includes an open living room, a center-island kitchen with a tiled back splash, a dining area and a bonus loft. A freestanding wall fireplace is shared by the living and kitchen areas.


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The ground-floor master suite has a walk-in closet, his-and-hers sinks and a sitting area for a total of four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Outdoors, the fenced and hedged grounds center on a swimming pool complete with a spa, a baja shelf and a waterfall feature. Lawns, landscaping and a wide concrete patio complete the roughly quarter-acre site.

Karl bought the house in July for $870,000, Sacramento County records show.

Kim Pacini-Hauch of RE/MAX Gold Sierra Oaks holds the listing.

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The 65-year-old Karl last year became the fifth winningest coach in NBA history, surpassing former Lakers coach Phil Jackson. In his previous coaching stops, he led the Seattle SuperSonics to the NBA Finals in 1996 and was the NBA coach of the year in 2013, his final season with the Denver Nuggets.

Karl was given a four-year, $15-million contract when he was hired by the Kings in February 2015 to replace Tyrone Corbin. However, he reportedly clashed with center DeMarcus Cousins from the get-go and nearly relieved from his post during the season following a public dispute with the star.


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