The Denver Nuggets emerged as one of the biggest surprises of the 2013 NBA season as they finished with 57 wins–which was enough to earn the No. 3 seed in the playoffs for the Western Conference. Even if the Nuggets were eliminated in the first round by the Golden State Warriors, this was a team that appeared to have a bright future, but it may be more difficult now that they need to find a new head coach.
In one of the more shocking stories from the sports world on Thursday, George Karl is out as head coach for the Nuggets. What’s even more ironic about this situation is Karl was named Coach of the Year during the regular season for his role in helping Denver become one of the top contenders in the Western Conference.
It appears the main reason why things didn’t work out between the two parties was because Karl was looking to extend his contract, but the Nuggets weren’t ready to give in as the head coach was entering the final year of his contract. While this move may come as bit of a surprise, it’s only a matter of time before Karl lands a job with a new team for the 2013-14 season.
The Los Angeles Clippers are looking for a new head coach after firing Vinny Del Negro and will most likely be a strong contender once again in the Western Conference–so maybe Karl would be a good fit for Blake Griffin and company.
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