Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 6/6/13
After leading the Nuggets to a 57-25 record and the 3rd seed in the Western Conference Playoffs, George Karl was named this season's NBA Coach of the Year.  Today Denver decided to let go of Karl, despite one year remaining on his contract.  From Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski: Denver has parted ways with coach George Karl, league source tells Yahoo! Sports. — 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 Denver believes it can attract an elite coach with its roster; simply didn't want to deal with an unhappy Karl in final year of contract. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 6, 2013 In a recent Celtics Life article about Doc Rivers being the highest paid coach in the NBA, I mentioned George Karl on the short list of others possibly as deserving.  Karl is the most experienced head coach in the league
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