There was the Allen Iverson trade. Chauncey Billups' arrival. The battle with cancer. All the Carmelo Anthony drama. And then a remarkable 57-win season this year despite significant injuries to the roster.
George Karl survived it all.
But the only aspect of being the head coach of the Denver Nuggets Karl could not survive and salvage was his ultimate dismissal and firing last week. So much for Coach of the Year. Now Karl finds himself at the head of the unemployment line with a very important interview scheduled to take place early next week (reportedly with the Grizzlies).
In an interview with by Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post, Karl detailed his departure from Denver and frustration toward team president Josh Kroenke, while spreading the news regarding his interview with the Memphis Grizzlies this coming Monday.
“The fans like this team. The staff likes each other. And to blow up that connection is, in my opinion, extremely disrespectful to coaching,” Karl said...