Friday, April 3rd, 2009 at 10:00 am  |  11 responses

George Karl Doesn’t Have Lofty Playoff Goals

This, friends, is what we call managing expectations: ” Denver head coach, George Karl, joined the Dan Patrick Show to discuss his playoff aspirations (or lack thereof), what has gone right with his team, what has gone wrong with Allen Iverson in Detroit and an issue some young people in the NBA face. On whether or not he thinks the Nuggets can win a title: ‘No (laughs). All we’re trying to do is win a playoff round. Since ‘Melo’s been here, they’ve been in the playoffs every year, since I’ve been here, we’ve been in the playoffs every year, but we’ve lost in the first round. It’s pretty easy – the writing’s on the wall, win or be crucified.’”

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  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    He is right but he shouldn’t be saying this publicly.

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    Thats pretty lame to announce your low expectations, but so true.

  • Gift2basketball

    What kind of coach say’s that..I mean it’s true but c’mon

  • https://twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    If Karl went on a hunger strike starting in 2003 to exit the 1st round, he’d be 150 by now.

  • http://nicekicks.com MeloMan13

    the nuggets record is what it is despite him

  • Samcobilibob

    For Jesus, being crucified WAS winning. Which is why HE still lives. Sorry Karl

  • Jack

    Aww come on now, they have beat the Lakers and a full strength Boston team in Boston. I see them as the 2nd best team in the west myself. Yeah, better than San Anton.

  • http://nba.com tealish

    I see them bowing out in the first round in 7 games if they get Utah. This is a sad thing to announce, with a laugh no less.

  • clapzilla

    Tealish, Utah Was Pathetic Their Last 2 Games In Pepsi Center. The Nuggets Almost Beat Them In The Season Opener In Utah, Without Melo. The Nuggets Were Whippin’ Them In Their Building A Few Weeks Ago, But They Couldn’t Hold It But They Were On The 2nd Night of A Back To Back. Utah Wouldn’t Stand A Chance Against Denver.

  • clapzilla

    Oh, And Karl’s Totally Playing Coy. When He Knew The Nuggets Were Gonna Get Smoked In The Playoffs He Talked Like He Expected To Be In The West Finals. Now That He Has A Team That Can Make The West Finals, Yeah, “We’re Just Hoping To Get Out of The 1st Round.” He’s A Jack*ss Like That.

  • DJR

    Isn’t he really just putting things in perspective and being realistic? Not every team should shoot to win the championship every year because they aren’t there – it’s a pipe dream. For DEN – get out of the first round and get the monkey off your back then see how far the rabbit hole goes…