George Karl Wants to Stay in Denver Forever

The Nuggets’ head coach, via FanHouse, gives management a not-so-subtle hint that he’ll re-sign (for the right price): “To cut to the chase, Denver coach George Karl wants to return next season with a multi-year contract extension. Karl isn’t ready to make an ultimatum. But that time could come for Karl, who signed a one-year contract extension last February to take him through this season. ‘I don’t like being a businessman,’ Karl said. ‘But, if that’s what I have to be, I will be.’ Karl, who Wednesday against Utah will coach his first regular-season game since March 16 before he missed the final 1 ½ months of last season due to a form of throat cancer, said there haven’t been contract discussions yet with management. But, he wants to return next season to the Nuggets. ‘I’m going to live in Denver probably the rest of my life,’ said Karl, 59. ‘So I think that answer (about wanting to re-sign) is yes. But it’s got to be a respectful offer.'”