Originally written on PRO HOOPS CENTRAL  |  Last updated 10/20/14

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14: Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl speaks onstage during the 2010 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
When a team from the Association’s bench boss, becomes “NBA Coach Of The Year,” one would think that head coach would be rewarded by his franchise, perhaps with a bonus. To the surprise of many NBA observers, things did not work out that way in Denver, as the “Denver Post” reported the Nuggets announced on Friday, that they have fired veteran bench boss George Karl, weeks after winning the award. Team President Josh Kroenke, informed Karl that the team had decided to part ways with him on Friday morning, after holding the position for eight seasons. The Nuggets ended the regular campaign with a record of 57-25 and Karl finished his stint with a mark of 423-257. The move leaves the team heading into the off-season without a head coach or General Manager, as former Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri, left the team to join the Toronto Raptors. It is believed that current assistant GM Pete D’Alessandro, may have the inside track to take over for Ujiri. Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw, as well a...
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