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#1 4Corners

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 03:09 PM

Hired a coach last week. 

 

George Karl fired today. 

 

Maybe, in due time, the guy we got will end up being a good hire, but right now I would have taken Karl. I don't know how much longer he's got left in the tank though, and the fact that they were considering Jerry Sloan makes me think he would have at least got a phone call. 



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 03:20 PM

Would he have considered us?

 

Karl has a proven record of developing players and coaching competitive teams. In his twenty five seasons in the NBA he's had twenty one winning seasons, one .500, and only three losing seasons. And he's missed out on the play offs in only two of those twenty five seasons, and on both occasions he was fired by the Cavs and Warriors. With his record he doesn't strike me as the type of guy that would want to come to us at this point, especially with us part way through a rebuild. 

 

But like you I think he could have been an excellent appointment here, though fingers crossed Clifford becomes our guy. 



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 03:26 PM

Would he have considered us?

 

Karl has a proven record of developing players and coaching competitive teams. In his twenty five seasons in the NBA he's had twenty one winning seasons, one .500, and only three losing seasons. And he's missed out on the play offs in only two of those twenty five seasons, and on both occasions he was fired by the Cavs and Warriors. With his record he doesn't strike me as the type of guy that would want to come to us at this point, especially with us part way through a rebuild. 

 

But like you I think he could have been an excellent appointment here, though fingers crossed Clifford becomes our guy. 

 

I don't know if he would have considered us. You gotta think there would have been teams lined up to talk to him if this would have happened a few weeks ago.

 

Karl has ties to the state, being a former UNC basketball player, but he was the guy who gave MJ the endorsement of Mike Dunlap. He also wasn't too happy when he questionably fired last month. So, it would not surprise me if Karl wouldn't have taken the job just out of respect to Dunlap. Still, would have loved to have him here. 



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 03:38 PM

That was a bad move IMO by the Nuggets. Karl is a great coach. Not just a good coach but a great coach.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 03:41 PM

That was a bad move IMO by the Nuggets. Karl is a great coach. Not just a good coach but a great coach.

 

it certainly looks stupid. they should have done that a few weeks ago if they wanted to can him.  



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:19 PM

Karl is very good friends with Dunlap, there is no way he would have considered this job because he would essentially be giving Dunlap the FU.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 05:12 PM

I understand Karl is a good coach, but he was fired.  They dont get fired because of how good they are.



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:29 PM

He won 57 games this year. He got canned because he wanted an extension and a raise. Not because he is a bad coach.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:46 PM

I was definitely thinking this.

 

Twice now actually...  Lionel Hollins is in limbo and Karl is let go by the Nuggets.

 

Clifford could end up being awesome, and I certainly hope he will be.  The problem is, Karl is a proven commodity, whereas Clifford is an unknown.  That being said, I would take Karl or Hollins over Clifford for that reason.  Then again, if Clifford ends up being the next Thibs, Popovich, etc., then we still came out of this winning big time.



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:47 PM

I understand Karl is a good coach, but he was fired.  They dont get fired because of how good they are.

 

57 wins (most wins in a single season in Nuggets history), coach of the year, and the 6th most wins by a coach in NBA history... he's not a bad coach.




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