The Nuggets fired George Karl, a decision nobody saw coming. Is the move shocking enough that the Pistons would rethink their position of bringing in no new candidates? It probably doesn’t matter.
Karl is very intrigued by the open Los Angeles Clippers job, two sources close to the coach told ESPNLosAngeles.com’s Ramona Shelburne.
The feeling is mutual with the Clippers, who had preliminary conversations with Denver last week. A source with knowledge of the Clippers’ thinking said he will a candidate who will be "strongly considered."
NBA coaching sources, meanwhile, told ESPN.com’s Marc Stein that the Memphis Grizzlies — who are still deciding whether or not to bring back Lionel Hollins — will definitely discuss their job with Karl now that he’s available.
I’d love for the Pistons to consider Karl, who hasn’t had a losing season in Kyle Singler’s lifetime, but if the Clippers and/or Grizzlies want him, it would be very difficult for Detroit to compete.