May 2, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl looks on against the Golden State Warriors during the fourth quarter of game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Nuggets 92-88. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Nuggets Fire George Karl


The Denver Nuggets let go of George Karl after a 57 win, coach of the year season. This comes only a few days after letting go of the executive of the year in Masai Ujiri. Adrian Wojnarowski reported they let Karl go:

This was a very, very bold move by the Nuggets. They have a very flawed roster that very few coaches outside of George Karl can coach. They feel that they can find a better coach than Karl, but that is going to be very hard in today’s NBA.

There are a lot of good coaches but they are hard to get a hold of. Most of the young innovative assistants have been taken off of the board already. A coach like Brian Shaw is still available, but you already missed out on Mike Malone and Mike Budenholzer.

The Nuggets obviously have a plan that they’d like to follow, but I’m not really sure what that is at this point. There’s no guarantee that you will find a coach better than Karl. If you don’t then you’ll just be taking a step backwards.

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