The Curious Case of George Karl

As NBA coaching vacancies are getting filled, one name mysteriously remains absent: George Karl.  While former players such as Steve Kerr and Derek Fisher are getting their first shots on the sideline, it seems Karl is receiving very little interest.  Karl has amassed 986 career wins as a head coach (the seventh most of all time) and has had successful stints with the Sonics and Nuggets; he even led the former to the finals.

So why isn’t George Karl currently coaching an NBA team?  Are NBA front offices absolutely blind, or is there a reason why one of the better coaches this league has seen is working for ESPN?  We will break things down by observing Karl’s last stint with the Denver Nuggets.

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