It is being reported by Sam Amick of USA Today that Sacramento Kings Head Coach George Karl has unofficially exiled assistant coach Nancy Lieberman from the first team and the rest of the coaching staff. There has been a huge power struggle in recent months at the Kings and it is believed Lieberman has been exiled because of her relationship with owner Vivek Ranadive- she is reportedly a huge supporter of the owner.

The Kings made history by appointing Lieberman as she was only the second ever female coach in the NBA after Becky Hammon but it would now appear her influence has been seriously curbed by George Karl’s decision to push her away from the team.

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Karl is probably a hall of fame coach, but his time in Sacramento has been symbolised by poor relationships with key members inside the franchise and this just adds to the long list of his personal failures in Sacramento.