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George Karl comes from the same "Larry Brown School" as Gregg Popovich, but that's about it when you compare their coaching styles.
Karl has coached his teams Nuggets teams the same way - a high scoring mentality that has them running and defending the paint as best as they can.
Gregg Popovich prefers a philosophy of playing to his team's advantages whether running or playing a set offense (or a mixture of the two depending on who's on the floor). The one thing they do have in common is their coaching philosophy and Karl admits it to the Denver Post:
"I think I'm a Spur guy — I think solid and fundamental win more than spectacular,"
Don't let Karl's teams fool you. They may be trying to play a high octane offense but, unlike the Phoenix Suns of old, you're not going to get flashy egos showing up on his watch.
JaVale McGee may be an "interesting" personality, but Karl has molded him from "flashy" to "efficient" in his defensive game and you won't see him taunting opponents by doing push ups like Amar'e Stoudemire years ago.
Like Popovich, they share a philosophy of treating the game like a job that you have fun doing over just having fun on the court. They both share the philosophy that "Sports Center" type plays on a daily basis don't get you a championship and that's a major goal for their ownership and more importantly their fan (as Spurs fans will tell you their disappointment of the postseason in recent years).
Karl is the guy who seemed to tame Allen Iverson's ego during his brief Nuggets run, so you know where his loyalty to the game is. He prefers the "boring fundamentals" over the flashy Top 10 plays.
It's hard to argue with Karl on his own description. He is as close of being a "Spur Guy" as you can get without being on the Spurs.
BEST OF MAXIM
Someone might want to check the rims at the Rose Garden. Just 10 days after the Blazers set a dubious NBA record by missing all 20 of their three-point attempts in a win over Toronto, the Nuggets have broken it in the very same building. On the eve of the apocalypse, Denver went an astonishing 0-22 from beyond the three-point arc, but that’s not all. Until the 38-second mark...
The Denver Nuggets are wishing their fans Happy Holidays with a video promoting the players singing, or at least attempting to sing, a compilation of classic holiday songs in their "Holiday Jam".
Noteworthy performances include JaVale McGee with "The Christmas Song", Kosta Kafous with "Here Comes Santa Claus" and Timofey Mozgov singing "It...
Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari, guard Ty Lawson, Andre Iguodala, the incredible JaVale McGee and more offer their unique renditions of favorite holiday songs. You have to give it to JaVale McGee, as his voice is as soothing as some warm milk right before bed. Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
The Denver Nuggets are the latest team to do a terrible Christmas video. Not sure how these things are going viral, because not one of them is good, and at the same time I can't stop watching and posting them? It's killing me. Watch the Nuggets make a fool of themselves below.
Who's worse, Denver Nuggets, AC Milan, or the Houston Rockets?
Need that last minute Christmas gift? What about trying to fill that stocking left over the fireplace?
Well fear not and quit your worrying because the Denver Nuggets have the perfect gift with the "Nuggets Holiday Jam" in what is seemingly in 8-track form.
What loved one would not want to hear their favorite holiday songs sung by Kenneth "The Manimal"...
The Denver Nuggets set a NBA single-game record by missing all 22 of their 3-point attempts during their 101-93 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday. Ironically, Portland previously held the all-time mark for 3-point futility by going 0-for-20 behind the arc in a victory over Toronto earlier this month.On the flip side, the Blazers rained down three's during their affair...
PORTLAND, Ore. -- On a night when the Denver Nuggets took down Portland's short-lived NBA record for 3-point futility, the Trail Blazers survived. The Nuggets went 0-for-22 from beyond the 3-point arc, shattering the mark the Blazers set 10 days earlier when they finished 0-for-20 in a win over Toronto. Even so, Denver pushed Portland to the wire before falling 101-93 Thursday...
Mile high visits Rip City
The Portland Trail Blazers will play host to the Denver Nuggets Thursday night, and a win at the Rose Garden would put the team back to .500 for the 2012-13 season.
Matchup: Portland (11-12) vs. Denver Nuggets (14-12)
Venue: Rose Garden Arena
Time: 7:00 PM PT
Date: Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012
Coming off a dramatic win against the New Orleans Hornets, Portland...
5280 Hoops Show: Denver Nuggets Podcast
This week anything that can go wrong does. From attempted break-ins to Justin getting mauled by a bear. It happens this week. As always FastBreaks, Fav 5 and Bottom Feeder 5, the week that was in Denver Nuggets basketball and the guys give their picks for the week.
OKLAHOMA CITY Got to talk with Gregg Popovich the other day when San Antonio came to town for a game against the Thunder.
Got me thinking, too, on how drastically different these teams approach the regular season.
In Oklahoma City, the company line is, "We're just trying to get better." In San Antonio, the lines, the reasoning and the direction from Popovich, the...