Denver Nuggets Part Ways With 2013 NBA Coach of the Year George Karl

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In what can certainly be labeled as a little bit of a shock, the Denver Nuggets have announced their decision to part ways with head coach George Karl.

The news was first reported by Yahoo! Sports Adrain Wojnarowski:

Karl had one more year remaining on his contract, but the Nuggets have decided not to bring him back for the 2013-14 season.

Ironically enough, Karl was named the 2013 NBA Head Coach of the Year this past season and that’s something you don’t normally see in a coach that is not returning to sidelines (barring a retirement of course). Karl led the Nuggets to a franchise-record 57 wins this season, but the team has decided to pursue a different route apparently.

Even before the news emerged on Thursday morning, the rumors had been circuiting that the Nuggets and Karl could part. The Los Angeles Clippers are the hot name linked to Karl already, so it will be interesting to see what they decide to do now, considering Karl is officially out in Denver.

More details are sure to emerge, but the NBA’s Coach of the Year is now looking for a new job following the Nuggets’ decision on Thursday morning. Karl should have no trouble finding a new home and he will likely be amongst the hottest names on the coaching carousel moving forward.

 

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