In a headline that could only come from the Sacramento Kings, their All-Star center released an official apology for cussing out his head coach in front of the entire team, according to a report from Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee.
“It’s no secret that we are all frustrated by losing – me more than anyone,” Cousins said in a prepared statement to Yahoo’s Marc Stein, who posted it on his Twitter account. “I let my frustrations get the best of me in the locker room following the loss to San Antonio – that is my bad. For the record, my frustration is not about any one person or player or coach. There is no one to blame. All of us is accountable. My frustration is that we are 1-7, simple as that.”
Apparently some of the blame is on Karl for not “running up and down the court raising ruckus” according to Jones. Becuase, how can you win in this league if you’re not running up and down the court raising ruckus? Greg Popovich is the all-time leader in ruckuses raised…or something like that…or not.
“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.”
“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?”