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Kings fire coach George Karl after 1 full season

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.

"I feel bad doing this," Divac said. "But after what we experienced this year I thought we could do better and try to improve our team. I think George did a great job this year. But there was...