George Karl Rumors

While it might seem like an unprecedented move, it recently happened in June 2013, when George Karl was dismissed as head coach of the Denver Nuggets following a franchise-record 57 wins and an NBA coach of the year award. As such, Karl can sympathize with Casey’s situation. “Start a campaign to save Dwane, he deserves his job man,” Karl said on TSN 1050’s “Overdrive” on Thursday. “Remember Toronto, he’s not just a great coach but a very great person.”
Storyline: Dwane Casey Hot Seat?
Allen, then 27, already was a three-time all-star and had led the NBA in three-pointers made the previous two seasons. He’d won an Olympic gold medal in 2000. He was a fan favorite, liked Milwaukee and was entrenched in the community. For whatever reason, Karl didn’t care for him. “The funny thing is, I never had any confrontation with George,” Allen said. “We never had arguments. It was always, ‘George doesn’t like you.’ I was hearing this from other people. Why? I think he didn’t like the way I was, the type of person I was. There was a Sports Illustrated article about me that said I wore a suit to games, and Karl said I cared more about being cool than being tough. Ultimately, he just didn’t like me.”
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