George Karl and the Sacramento Kings have had a frustrating start to the season but he has no plans to step away.
“I think that’s crazy,” Karl said after Wednesday morning’s shootaround. “I think I have more energy now than I’ve ever had. I’m the lightest I’ve ever been, I eat better than I’ve ever eaten. I feel great.
“My style of coaching has gone (to where) after my second cancer, I delegate a lot more. But I believe in that and I think it’s starting to work at a high, high level.”
Patience is something Karl says he needs to remember to exercise.
“You’re building a team, you’ve got 10 new faces. You’re trying to build a culture and an energy that’s different,” Karl said. “You think it’s going to happen in seven games? Do you really think it’s going to happen in seven games?”
Added Karl: “And it’s not a light switch. It’s a little bit better tonight, a little bit better the next three games, and then you get stronger on the road trip. It’s a process, it’s not like a light switch.”
DeMarcus Cousins went on a profanity-laced tirade against Karl earlier this week.