Boogie, Boogie, Boogie Can’t You See?
Averaging 23.8 PPG, 12.5 RPG, 3.3 APG, 1.7 BPG, and 1.4 SPG, DeMarcus ‘Boogie’ Cousins is the face of the Sacramento Kings. One of the most passionate players in the game today, Boogie’s play has been overlooked by his emotions on the court and his woeful Kings’ record over his 5 year career. Granted, Cousins never had a sufficient supporting cast to help him take the Kings to new heights, but more importantly he also never had the consistency that most powerhouse dynasties possess.
During the 24 year-old’s 5-year stint, he’s had 5 different head coaching changes along with an abundance of different starting point guards that he can’t even keep track of. In Bill Simmons’ 2015 All-Star weekend rendition of ‘The B.S. Report’ he sat down with the King’s front man to discuss the difficulties of undergoing all these changes throughout his career.
When Bill noted that he seems “kind of tired of things changing,” Boogie replied back with a sigh mentioning “ahh man, it’s hard to stay consistent with change all the time. I’m just looking for a stable environment so we could all be on the same page.” If only it were that simple Boogie considering that in this season alone, the Kings have had 3 coaches already. You can’t blame Boogie and Co. for feeling somewhat discouraged, but the hiring of Coach George Karl brings a guiding light at the end of the tunnel.
He brings experience in 1137 wins (becoming only the 7th coach to achieve this great feat). Karl also brings an ability to handle and coach superstar players.
During his tenure with the Denver Nuggets, Karl coached the likes of Carmelo Anthony, Kenyon Martin (when his talent actually meant something more than just veteran leadership), Allen Iverson, and the almighty character that is J.R. Smith. In short, my point is simply that handling “Boogie” shouldn’t be a concern for him and Sacramento fans.