Denver Nuggets fire Coach of the Year George Karl

After leading the Nuggets to a 57-25 record and the 3rd seed in the Western Conference Playoffs, George Karl was named this season's NBA Coach of the Year.  Today Denver decided to let go of Karl, despite one year remaining on his contract.  From Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski:

In a recent Celtics Life article about Doc Rivers being the highest paid coach in the NBA, I mentioned George Karl on the short list of others possibly as deserving.  Karl is the most experienced head coach in the league (24 years), and he hasn't had a losing season since 1988.

The Boston Globe's Baxter Holmes notes an eerily foreboding quote from Karl back in February:

And ESPN's Marc Stein brings up the possibility of Denver and Memphis "trading" coaches:

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