George Karl to coach Kings after All-Star break

Feb 11, 2015 2:13 PM

AP Basketball Writer

A person familiar with the negotiations says the Sacramento Kings and George Karl have agreed to the framework of a deal for him to take over as coach.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the discussions were private. The plan is for Karl to coach the Kings in their first game following the All-Star break Feb. 20 at home against Boston, meaning Tyrone Corbin will be coaching his final game for Sacramento on Wednesday night at Milwaukee.

Karl is attending funeral services for former North Carolina coach Dean Smith this week. The Kings are expected to announce the deal in the coming days.

Karl will be Sacramento's third coach this season. Michael Malone was fired after an 11-13 start.

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