The Sacramento Kings are a hot mess, but you knew that already.

The squad has dramatically floundered since owner Vivek Ranadive took over the team, going through four head coaches in just three years. Reports suggest a fifth new head coach is on its way, as George Karl likely will be the next head coach to go. The Kings continue to put up dismal results, sitting 10th in the Western Confernce with a 21-30 record, and aren’t going to turn around their ongoing rebuild anytime soon.

Chris Mannix of The Vertical reports that Kings minority owners are trying to find a way to seize a controlling interest away from Ranadive, but have found little way to do so.

Kings minority owners have quietly explored ways to seize controlling interest from Ranadive, sources told The Vertical, but on this there is little recourse. Owning an NBA team has become almost bulletproof, with an owner-friendly CBA redirecting the money and billions in television revenue set to flow into the league’s coffers in the coming year. Ranadive’s mismanagement has set the rebuilding Kings back years, but that alone won’t be enough for anyone to remove him.

The attempt to oust Ranadive should come as no surprise, as he’s run the team into the ground since taking over ownership from the Maloof brothers. With rapid turnover among the coaching staff and front office, the team is constantly changing while also having to adjust to new coaching schemes, players, and styles.

It’s a three-year sample size, but Ranadive hasn’t shown he has the chops to be a good NBA owner, let alone a key NBA decision maker. However, Kings fans seem to be stuck with him for the long haul.

[The Vertical]

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