George Karl Gets Vote of Confidence From Nuggets President

Although George Karl led the Nuggets to a franchise best 57-win season, there have been rumors that Karl’s job was in danger after Denver’s first-round series exit.Team president Josh Kroenke said the Nuggets “haven’t really given any thought” to firing Karl. From the Denver Post: “Across the Denver area Friday, opinions were fired off like Stephen Curry jump shots. Should the Nuggets keep coach George Karl, who won a franchise NBA-best 57 games, or let him go after a first-round playoff flameout? ‘George is under contract for next year. At this point in time, we haven’t really given any thought to making any change whatsoever,’ team president Josh Kroenke told The Denver Post and ‘As we do at the end of every season, we’ll have internal meetings and George will obviously be a major part of them. We won 57 games and in my mind, he should hands down be the NBA coach of the year. We’ll all put our heads together and try to figure out what happened (in the playoffs) and why it happened. We were without our second-leading scorer, and some benefit of the doubt should be given to a coach with well over 1,000 wins without one of his leading scorers (injured Danilo Gallinari) in the playoffs.'”