Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy criticized the Sacramento Kings for their treatment of Ty Corbin while negotiating a contract with George Karl to replace him as head coach. The Kings reportedly reached an agreement with Karl on a four-year contract on Thursday, and he will take over the team following the All-Star break.

By SI Wire
February 12, 2015

Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy criticized the Sacramento Kings for their treatment of Ty Corbin while negotiating a contract with George Karl to replace him as head coach, David Mayo of MLive.com reports.

The Kings reportedly reached an agreement with Karl on a four-year contract on Thursday, and he will take over the team following the All-Star break.

There have been a series of reports that the Kings were talking to Karl about the job over the past week.

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"I think it's an unfortunate situation, the way it's been handled," Van Gundy said. "I think Tyrone Corbin has been treated very, very poorly by their organization. I think the way they have treated him is unfortunate and inexcusable for one of the real class acts in our business."

The Kings went 7-21 since Corbin replaced Mike Malone in December following an 11-13 start to the season.

Karl, 63, most recently coached the Denver Nuggets for eight seasons before he was fired in 2013. He is No. 6 on the league's all-time victory list with 1,131 wins and has 25 years of head coaching experience with the Nuggets, Bucks, SuperSonics, Warriors and Cavaliers.

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Karl's first game with the Kings will be on Friday, Feb. 20 against the Boston Celtics in Sacramento.

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