Gary Payton gave DeMarcus Cousins unsolicited advice recently but may soon be giving official counsel as part of George Karl’s Sacramento coaching staff.
It is likely that Karl will add one person to the current coaching staff with an overhaul likely coming this summer.
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“Gary wore his emotions on his sleeves,” Karl said Tuesday comparing Payton to Kings center DeMarcus Cousins.
"He (Payton) said things he shouldn’t have said. He acted kind of crazy and out of control at times."
“Gary Payton is one of best friends now,” Karl said.
"I'm going to see what's up with George and try to go down there,” Payton told Sirius XM NBA Radio last week. “I'd love to work with Cousins and get him in a different mindset."
Former Kings guard Mitch Richmond, former head coach Vinny Del Negro and Karl's son Coby are also possible additions to the staff.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Nancy Lieberman is also under consideration.
Lieberman, a Hall of Famer, would be the second full time female assistant coach after Becky Hammond, who is on Gregg Popovich’s staff with the Spurs.
Del Negro, Terry Stotts, Nate McMillan and Scott Brooks, all part of the Karl coaching tree, were acknowledged at Tuesday’s press conference by Karl.
The addition of son Coby Karl, who is playing in Germany, could take place as part of the summer revamp of the staff.
Assistants Corliss Williamson, Micah Nori, Dee Brown, Ryan Bowen and Greg St. Jean will remain as holdovers from Tyrone Corbin’s coaching staff.