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May 21, 2014 Updates

A source told Sporting News that, after slogging through with Byron Scott and Mike Brown for the last nine seasons, the Cavaliers were, “looking to hit a home run,” with their next coaching hire, hoping to attract a big name to the job. The lottery result makes it that much easier to bring in a coach. That means three names at the top: former Warriors coach Mark Jackson, former Nuggets coach George Karl and former Memphis coach Lionel Hollins. All won 50-plus games in the season they were let go. There has been talk that the Cavaliers would like to draw John Calipari away from Kentucky and hope that he could attract LeBron James in free agency, but that is almost pure imagination. Sporting News

May 19, 2014 Updates

At this point, Saunders doesn’t appear interested in 1,000-game winner George Karl, who very much wants to coach again but would prefer jobs in Cleveland and Washington (should the Wizards job open). Detroit Free Press

May 18, 2014 Updates

At this point, Saunders doesn’t appear interested in 1,000-game winner George Karl, who very much wants to coach again but would prefer jobs in Cleveland and Washington (should the Wizards job open). Minneapolis Star-Tribune

May 8, 2014 Updates

The Lakers are looking for a new head coach to replace Mike D'Antoni, but the potential candidates seem to be saying more about the job than the team itself. "Mitch Kupchak and I were roommates in college and Mitch has been a very good friend of mine for years," former NBA coach George Karl said about the Lakers' GM on Wednesday, via "Off the Dribble" with Jared Greenberg and Rick Fox on SiriusXM Radio. "Have I talked to Mitch in the last couple of weeks? No I haven't," continued the former coach of the Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. Los Angeles Times

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George Karl is another name to consider in this mix, as the longtime NBA coach and current ESPN analyst has the sort of credentials (1,131-756 all-time record) and reputation that may make Love feel more at ease about sticking around. USA Today Sports

March 11, 2014 Updates

Few know Carmelo Anthony as well as George Karl does. And Melo’s former coach wonders if Phil Jackson would keep Anthony if the Zen Master takes over the Knicks’ front office. ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd asked Karl if the Knicks keep Anthony while discussing Jackson potentially taking over the Knicks. “To me, when you ask me that question, I don’t think Melo is a Phil Jackson type of player,” Karl said on “The Herd.” “That would be my answer to that.” Karl, who coached Anthony from 2005-11, says Anthony is just one of many major decisions Jackson would have to make if he joins the Knicks. ESPN.com

March 10, 2014 Updates

Count George Karl among those who wonder how long Phil Jackson would last in New York, should he join the front office this week. In an interview Monday on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike,” Karl pointed out that Jackson will reportedly split time between New York, California and Montana in his potential new role as President of Basketball Operations. “I don’t think he wants to do it for five or six years, I think he wants to do it quick,” Karl said. The Knicks Blog

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