George Karl named Coach of the Year

George Karl named Coach of the Year

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Wed May 08, 2013 6:28 am

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Re: George Karl named Coach of the Year

Postby abeer3 on Wed May 08, 2013 7:05 am

i don't think so. i'm not sure why karl's coaching has gained esteem in the last couple of years, either. his teams are repeated flops in the postseason.

thibs wants his award back.
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Re: George Karl named Coach of the Year

Postby wcsoldier81 on Wed May 08, 2013 8:13 am

This award is the worst .. medias just pick the coach of a team which overachieves by early season predictions without looking at the actual coaching ...

Mike Brown , MDA , Scott Brooks ... all recent winners of this award :man10: .

Karl has been outcoached in the playoffs a countless number of times ... including this year by a 2 seasons coach in Mark Jackson .

I'm actually surprised hand down , man down didn't win it ... not that I think he deserved it ...

Thibs should have won it .. no contest here .. and finished 8th :man10:
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Re: George Karl named Coach of the Year

Postby Juronimo on Wed May 08, 2013 8:41 am

This award should have gone to Thibs or Pop.
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Re: George Karl named Coach of the Year

Postby lakerfan2 on Wed May 08, 2013 8:46 am

and where did that team go? to an ailing GS team? :man10:
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Re: George Karl named Coach of the Year

Postby Finwë on Wed May 08, 2013 9:31 am

I thought it'd be Spoelstra.
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Re: George Karl named Coach of the Year

Postby karacha on Wed May 08, 2013 10:02 am

Thibs ended up #8.

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Re: George Karl named Coach of the Year

Postby abeer3 on Wed May 08, 2013 12:03 pm

wcsoldier81 wrote:This award is the worst .. medias just pick the coach of a team which overachieves by early season predictions without looking at the actual coaching ...

Mike Brown , MDA , Scott Brooks ... all recent winners of this award :man10: .

Karl has been outcoached in the playoffs a countless number of times ... including this year by a 2 seasons coach in Mark Jackson .

I'm actually surprised hand down , man down didn't win it ... not that I think he deserved it ...

Thibs should have won it .. no contest here .. and finished 8th :man10:


i generally agree, but i'll add that karl's team didn't actually exceed any expectations. lots of folks had them finishing 2nd or 3rd in the conference, iirc.
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Re: George Karl named Coach of the Year

Postby thkthebest on Wed May 08, 2013 1:14 pm

Yea, this is probably the most pointless award ever.

Winners from 05-10:
Mike D'Antoni
Avery Johnson
Sam Mitchell
Byron Scott
Mike Brown
Scott Brooks

All but one fired since then.
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Re: George Karl named Coach of the Year

Postby abeer3 on Wed May 08, 2013 1:34 pm

MIAMI -- Heat coach Erik Spoelstra finally could celebrate.

He didn’t win the 2012-13 NBA Coach of the Year award.

As Spoelstra walked to the lectern to do his normal morning news conference before Game 2 against the Chicago Bulls, he was informed by a team official that Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl was voted for that honor. Spoelstra, as his bright smile showed during his press conference, couldn’t have been happier with the news.

“I congratulate George Karl," Spoelstra told reporters while fighting through a chuckle. "I know he didn't want to win it either, no disrespect.”

This is the paradox of the coach of the year award. Privately over the past several weeks, Spoelstra was hoping he wouldn’t win it. Out of respect to the league, he kept quiet about his dread that he might.

But he didn’t hide his relief on Wednesday.

“I was probably more pleased this morning than George Karl,” Spoelstra said.

Why the cheering for second place?

Spoelstra has been well-informed about the dubious track record of coach of the year award winners. For many coaches, the award is shortly followed by a pink slip. Before this season, four of the past seven recipients were rewarded by being fired within two years of winning the award, including Mike Brown in Cleveland, Byron Scott in New Orleans and Sam Mitchell in Toronto.

More importantly, it’s been a decade since a coach of the year winner won the championship in the same season (Gregg Popovich with the San Antonio Spurs in 2003). For the coaching fraternity, Spoelstra said there’s a certain stigma attached to winning the award.
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Re: George Karl named Coach of the Year

Postby khmrP on Wed May 08, 2013 1:45 pm

Juronimo wrote:This award should have gone to Thibs or Pop.


I concur
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Re: George Karl named Coach of the Year

Postby Weezy on Wed May 08, 2013 3:14 pm

This is the worst award out there, the NBA dunk contest award has more credibility. That list posted of all those fired coaches pretty much proves it. This award, unlike MVP which is given to best player on the best team, is given to a coach who is believed to have overachieved, not the best coaches out there. You want to know how dumb this award is? Popovich has 2, and Phil has ONE. :man10:

Even by the usual standards of this award how does Phil have ONE? He should have one for '06 taking a team with Smush, Luke, and Kwame in the starting lineup to the playoffs at least, and IMO in '08 too for keeping a team with a Kobe that wanted to be traded together, getting them to play great even before Pau came, and getting the most out of Bynum we'd ever seen before he got injured. The greatest NBA coach ever, 11 titles, one coach of the year award in '96.
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Re: George Karl named Coach of the Year

Postby lakersyunowin on Wed May 08, 2013 3:46 pm

i would have gone with thibs personally
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Re: George Karl named Coach of the Year

Postby davriver290 on Wed May 08, 2013 4:51 pm

thibs.... No question. Guy has pushed this crippled bulls team to another level... without their star player, Deng, Kirk.. Jesus...
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Re: George Karl named Coach of the Year

Postby davriver290 on Wed May 08, 2013 4:51 pm

thibs.... No question. Guy has pushed this crippled bulls team to another level... without their star player, Deng, Kirk.. Jesus...
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Re: George Karl named Coach of the Year

Postby davriver290 on Wed May 08, 2013 4:51 pm

thibs.... No question. Guy has pushed this crippled bulls team to another level... without their star player, Deng, Kirk.. Jesus...
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Re: George Karl named Coach of the Year

Postby Avenged24 on Wed May 08, 2013 6:57 pm

Not well deserved.. This award loses its credibility every year (if there is any left).

Not only did Pop or Thibs deserve it, even Jackson deserved it more-so for his work in GS.
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Re: George Karl named Coach of the Year

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Wed May 08, 2013 7:14 pm

You guys know this award is for the regular season, right? Denver exceeded expectations, with no actual stars, and finished THIRD with one of the bests records in franchise history. Thibs was doing what he was doing before and the Bulls finished SIXTH in a WEAK Eastern conference.
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Re: George Karl named Coach of the Year

Postby JSM on Wed May 08, 2013 7:27 pm

Just glad MDA didn't get a single vote.

Glad it went to Karl and not Spo, but my vote would have gone to Pop or Thibs.
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Re: George Karl named Coach of the Year

Postby LakerFan1235 on Thu May 09, 2013 1:36 pm

They should conduct the voting immediately after the first round ends. It would make for a more legitimate award.
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