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Sacramento Presents A Challenge For Lieberman, she enters a team that is in complete disarray. The Sacramento Kings have routinely been one of the NBA’s worst teams for the better part of the last decade, and don’t appear to be trending in a positive direction despite piling up high draft picks following each losing season. Their current head coach is George Karl, who has had a very successful career, but has also run into some issues managing this Kings team. Chief among those issues is maintaining a relationship with all-star center DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins, while very skilled, is known to be a bit of an emotionally erratic player, and has run into issues getting along with teammates and coaches during his professional career. Karl also beat cancer before returning to the Kings, and many have questioned whether or not he has the same desire to be a ruthless competitor since gaining the perspective that comes with overcoming such tremendous adversity. All of these things provide for a more chaotic environment for Lieberman, whose ability to manage a group of players in the D-League who were openly looking to graduate to the higher level competition of the NBA will be an asset with the number of conflicting egos and personalities on this Kings team. Basketball tipsters would be smart to monitor this team’s chemistry heading into the season to see if she’s had an effect.