Moronic Developments: Denver Nuggets to Interview Vinny Del Negro

By Ryan Heckman


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The Denver Nuggets must be outside their mind. After a 57 win season in 2012-2013, George Karl was awarded the NBA Coach of the Year award. The honor was well deserved and a long time coming for the highly respected and tenured head coach.

What did they do to reward Karl for such a remarkable season? Well, they fired him – abruptly.

I won’t get into all of my personal sentiments toward the situation. All I will say is that Denver is going from pure stupidity to now absolute moronic behavior.

Recent reports from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports have indicated that the Nuggets will be interviewing former Los Angeles Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro.

Are you kidding me? Is this some kind of joke?

If Del Negro couldn’t figure it out with talent like Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Jamal Crawford, Eric Bledsoe, Caron Butler and DeAndre Jordan what makes you think he will take the Nuggets to new heights? This is just absurd.

No, this is beyond absurd. I cannot even begin to think of a word that describes just how stupid this move is for the Nuggets.

Granted, Del Negro likely isn’t the top candidate and the Nuggets are just creating a backup plan – or the way I see it, a backup backup backup plan.

Other candidates include Brian Shaw and Lionel Hollins, whom I think would be a much better fit. Hollins would be a particularly great fit, because he will be able to bring a defensive mentality to the team that they have somewhat lacked recently.

Until a final decision is made, I guess I cannot criticize Denver too much. But, the mere fact that they are interviewing Del Negro boggles my mind. He is no where near good enough to coach the team especially after failing miserably with the Clippers.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior NBA writer for also contributing to the NFL. Follow him on Twitter @ryanmheckman“Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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