George Karl Rumors
George Karl: Saw some ugly clips from Nuggets fans directed at Melo last night. Lot of emotions for me re Melo but no denying Melo is one of the best Nuggets ever and scorers in hoops history. Let’s be passionate but respectful when Portland is back for Game 5!
Payton agreed, saying that Grgurich would de-escalate situations and talk him down when he clashed with Karl. “He did the same thing with me, Kenyon, because I used to want to kill George’s a– every other f—— day,” Payton said. “I wanted to beat his head in, you know what I’m saying? But it was Grgurich who [talked me down]. You got to understand, Grgurich came from [coaching] guys like that at UNLV, so he knew how to get with us. He always went and recruited guys like ourselves, coming from neighborhoods [like we grew up in], where he knew we just needed to be let loose. Don’t put all that boundaries on us. Man, let us get loose, let us do what we got to do! And that’s why we all love him to death because he knew what we needed. I get it because some nights on them teams, you’re gonna to want to kill somebody, you’re gonna want to kill somebody.” Grgurich, 78, is currently the Director of Player Development with the Detroit Pistons, and he’s extremely respected around the NBA.
Former Nuggets coach George Karl knows all too well how a magical season can be unraveled by the cruel twist of fate. His 2012-13 Denver team was cruising in the second half of the season on the way to a franchise-record 57 games, at one point winning 15 games in a row. But in the 76th game of the season, Danilo Gallinari, the team’s second-leading scorer, suffered a torn ACL that ended his season. The Nuggets won five of their final six games to end the regular season, but they suffered a first-round upset at the hands of the upstart Warriors. “Gallo flashback moment from eight years ago tonight,” Karl tweeted shortly after Murray suffered the knee injury.
Harrison Wind: Michael Malone is now the third-winningest coach in Nuggets history. Two days ago he passed Larry Brown on Denver’s all-time coaching wins list. Current leaderboard: Doug Moe – 432 wins George Karl – 423 wins Michael Malone – 252 wins
George Karl: The @Denver Nuggets have quietly become a great rebounding team. And Gordon is doing so much for them defensively! I really like where these guys are headed. Looking dangerous for the playoffs!