When you win an NBA Coach of the Year award, you have to think that your job is safe, right? Er, right?!
Apparently not. The Nuggets have reportedly decided to part ways with 2012-13 NBA Coach of the Year George Karl. According to Yahoo! Sports, Karl was entering the final year of his current contract and wanted Denver to give him a contract extension. But they weren't prepared to offer him one just yet. So instead of giving him an extension, they gave him his walking papers.
Denver has parted ways with coach George Karl, league source tells Yahoo! Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 6, 2013
Karl will not be brought back for the final year of his contract, source tells Y! Sports. He was informed this morning.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 6, 2013
In final year of deal, Karl was pushing for a contract extension, and ownership wasn't prepared to give it to him, source tells Y!— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 6, 2013
Geez. No NBA coaches are safe out here, huh? Oh well. We're sure Karl will land on his feet (he should be used to this by now). We also think there's another team out West that wouldn't mind snatching him up immediately. How long before it happens?
[via Adrian Wojnarowski]