HoopsHype George Karl rumors

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Seattle in the early 90’s was a three-sport city, but after the Sonics fired head coach KC Jones halfway through the 91’-92’ season, the team hired a coach who would become an icon a decade later. George Karl came from Spain to replace Jones and the Sonics soon became the main event in town once again. Before the coaching change, Seattle’s enigmatic young stars, Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp, were under fire and fans squawked for the pair to be traded. But where fans saw trouble, Karl saw potential for greatness. “Karl lit a box of dynamite under this city,” says Gastineau. The Sports Quotient

December 9, 2014 Updates

"His basketball IQ is probably off the charts," Karl said. "He's got to package it with his team, with his comfort zone, with his coaching staff, with his preparation, and it just doesn't happen in 10 games. I mean, for a rookie coach, it might take a season. He might not feel comfortable until the 75th game of the season." Before coaching his 17th, last Thursday at Madison Square Garden, Blatt acknowledged "there's a lot to learn" about the "particular characteristics and nuances," from the rules to the length of the game, as well as "the severity of the season." Bleacher Report

George Karl is not alone among those recognizing something else: that the European principles Blatt had been expected to bring to Cleveland are revolutionizing NBA offenses. "You know, the European style is draw-and-kick basketball, open space up, let the ball attack the defense and find the mistake," Karl said. "And [the Cavaliers] have a lot of that in their offense. But I'm not into this European thing. You know, I steal from everybody. And I guarantee the NBA has 90 percent of the best stuff, and Europe might have some. But I think they've stolen from us more than we've stolen from them." Bleacher Report

December 3, 2014 Updates

The point is Karl wants back in. He’s a regular host on SiriusXM NBA Radio and on Wednesday said what he has said before: He wants to be back on the sideline. “I think I’ve got one more stint in me. I would like to try to get to the mountain top one more time. My lifetime goal was always to be a NBA champion and I’ve gotten close a couple of times but I’ve never gotten there. I would hope to give it one more whatever – 3, 4, 5 year stint with some team. And if I have the energy, which I think I do right now – I’m probably as energized and as healthy as I’ve been since about 15 years ago – I’m ready to go, just find me a team.” NBCSports.com

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Former Nuggets coach George Karl has been spotted on CU’s campus in recent weeks, hanging around the gym with CU coach Tad Boyle. Denver Post

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The Lakers have contacted five other coaches about the position -- Mike Dunleavy, Kurt Rambis, Alvin Gentry, Lionel Hollins and George Karl (although the phone call between Karl and Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak was characterized as more of a casual conversation than an interview). ESPN.com

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