Ex-NBA coach George Karl reportedly wants to coach Cleveland Cavs


george-karlGeorge Karl is currently unemployed and the long-time NBA coach’s name hasn’t surfaced much in current coaching searches.

But a recent report claims Karl wants to coach again and he has set his sights on the Cleveland Cavaliers job.

“One thing (I) keep hearing out of Chicago: George Karl really wants Cavs coaching job,” Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio recently said. “Obviously, Karl is interested in any opening, really wants to get back into it. But Cavs are where he started. He’s a big Kyrie fan.”

Karl has 25 years of head coaching experience in the NBA, and has spent time as the head guy of the Cavs (his first NBA head coaching gig), Golden State Warriors, Seattle SuperSonics, Milwaukee Bucks and Denver Nuggets.

He was let go by the Nuggets following the 2012-13 season after nine years with the team. His firing was puzzling, since it came around the same time as he was named the NBA’s Coach of the Year.

For his career he carries a record of 1,131-756, good enough for a .599 winning percentage. He took the Sonics to the 1996 NBA Finals, where they lost to the Chicago Bulls, and in his 25 seasons as a head coach, Karl’s teams have only missed the playoffs three times. That’s an incredible record.

The Cavs are currently considering a ton of options for their head coaching vacancy. Some of the most prominent names are Mark Jackson, Lionel Hollins, Alvin Gentry, Nate McMillan, Vinny Del Negro, Mike D’Antoni and former Cleveland great Mark Price.

Out of all of those names, Karl is by far the most accomplished coach. It’d be great to see him back on an NBA sideline again.


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