George Karl Reportedly ‘Unsettled’ By Departure of GM Masai Ujiri

Former Nuggets General Manager Masai Ujiri recently accepted an offer to become the Raptors’ new GM, a move that, according to ESPN, has ticked off Denver’s head coach: “Denver Nuggets coach George Karl’s status has become ‘unsettled’ following the departure of general manager Masai Ujiri for the Toronto Raptors, two sources close to the situation said late Saturday night. Karl, who was named the NBA’s coach of the year following the Nuggets’ 57-win season, is not in any imminent danger of losing his job, the sources stressed. But Ujiri’s departure, coupled with Denver’s disappointing first-round playoff exit, has shaken things up in Denver to the point that Karl, who is under contract for just one more season, could, incredibly, begin the season on the hot seat after winning the league’s top coaching honor for the first time in his long career, instead of beginning extension talks. The Los Angeles Clippers have had initial conversations with the Nuggets about Karl, league sources said, but have yet to officially request permission to speak with him.”