On Dec. 14, the Sacramento Kings fired Mike Malone after 24 games into the 2014-15 season where the team posted an 11-13 record. After 106 games on the Kings' sidelines, the organization had seen enough of Malone, who ended up with 39-67 record.

Assistant Tyrone Corbin was called upon to finish the season as the interim head coach, but the results—a 6-18 record—have been far worse than under Malone. Now, according to the Sacramento Bee's Ailene Voisin, the Kings are "engaged in intense conversations" with George Karl.

At the moment, there are still some issues between the Kings' organizations and Karl which still stand in the way, especially when it comes to money. The 63-year-old could command upwards of $4 million per year, which could cause a snag for Sacramento who still has Malone on their books for next season. But, on the other hand, Karl does want to stay somewhere in the West and does have a fondness towards Sac-Town.  

Most likely, things will work themselves out. Maybe as soon as the All-Star break.  

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[via Sacramento Bee]