Passages from George Karl’s book about the Sacramento Kings have been removed from the final version of his book.
Karl’s book, co-authored by Curt Sampson, included some unflattering views in a proof copy about DeMarcus Cousins, general manager Vlade Divac and owner Vivek Ranadive. But sources say Karl’s views were stricken from the version scheduled for public distribution next month.
Refraining from critical commentary of the Kings was part of Karl’s settlement agreement upon leaving the club. When Karl was dismissed last April, both he and Divac issued complimentary statements about the 65-year-old’s time there.
In the epilogue of the book’s proof copy, Karl shared candid views on Cousins and detailed his near-firing by the Kings in February 2016.