Cancer for the Kings

Jack Smith, Sports Reporter

The Sacramento Kings coach George Karl has developed cancer for the third time. He has had a run-in with some bad cancers. He has battled prostate cancer that was diagnosed in 2005 and neck and throat cancer found in 2010. He is only one of nine coaches in NBA history with 1,000 wins.

“It was the size of a nickel,” Karl said. “I just have to be careful for a week to 10 days.”

When asked about the cancer this is what Karl had to say. He was trying to reassure the staff and players. He is practically saying that it is not a big deal. Hopefully this is the case. He has made a huge impact on the league and will definitely always be known as one of the best coaches to be in the NBA.

“Coach told me the other day,” Kings general manager Vlade Divac said, according to The Bee. “I told him to take as much time as he needs. … We probably won’t know the results for a couple days.”

With a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers the Sacramento Kings fell to 25-38. They are 6.5 games behind the eighth and final playoff spot. Unfortunately for George Karl this has become a problem. Last month the Kings were thinking of firing him. This will most likely happen at the end of the season due to the terrible record. The unfortunate problem for George Karl that he has cancer and his job security is in jeopardy. This is an unfortunate end to most likely his last NBA coaching position.

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