Thursday, April 11, 2013
Why Karl doesn't want COY award
By Nick Borges
The Denver Nuggets are having an excellent season and head coach George Karl should receive a good number of votes for the Coach of the Year award. Ask Karl and he says don't give it to him.
"Coach of the year? I'm not sure I want that legacy," Karl told The Denver Post. "Have you seen what happens to guys who win coach of the year?"
As the newspaper points out, the following head coaches have been fired after winning the award.
- 2004 Hubie Brown (Memphis)
- 2005 Mike D'Antoni (Phoenix)
- 2006 Avery Johnson (Dallas)
- 2007 Sam Mitchell (Toronto)
- 2008 Byron Scott (New Orleans)
- 2009 Mike Brown (Cleveland)
Other head coaches in the mix this season for the award are Gregg Popovich (San Antonio), Mike Woodson (New York), Scott Brooks (Oklahoma City), Mark Jackson (Golden State), Lionel Hollins (Memphis) and Erik Spoelstra (Miami).