According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Denver Nuggets have fired the NBA’s Coach of the Year, George Karl. The team already plans to reach out to Memphis’ Lionel Hollins and Pacers assistant, Brian Shaw, to fill their vacancy, however, those candidates are also being pursued by the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers. The Nuggets, who are now without the Executive of the Year and Coach of the Year following their best season in franchise history, confirmed the report in a press release.
The Denver Nuggets have fired George Karl, the NBA’s Coach of the Year, a league source told Yahoo! Sports.
With one year left on his contract, Karl was pushing for an extension and ownership was unwilling to make the commitment. With a sense that Denver could be facing a season of acrimony, CEO Josh Kroenke decided to part ways with Karl.
Denver plans to reach out for permission to speak with Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins and Indiana Pacers associate head coach Brian Shaw immediately, league source told Yahoo! Sports.