When the 2012-13 NBA Coach of the Year award winner wants to lead your team, you listen, and that’s exactly when the Memphis Grizzlies are doing.
George Karl, who despite being named the top coach in the NBA this season, was recently fired by the Denver Nuggets and apparently has very serious interest in taking over the vacant Grizzlies head coaching job, this according to Karl himself.
Per Karl, via Ronald Tillery:
Veteran NBA coach George Karl expressed his desire to coach the Grizzlies in recent conversations with team management, according to sources with knowledge of the discussions.
Tillery also expanded on Twitter:
George Karl has “great interest” in coaching Griz
With a career record of 1131-756 and multiple NBA Finals appearances, it’s difficult to imagine the Grizzlies passing on Karl assuming the money is right. Of course, head coach’s with a pedigree like Karl don’t come cheaply and Karl’s demands may be too large of a pill for the Grizzlies franchise to swallow.
Either way, it appears there is heavy mutual interest assuming the two sides can knock out a financial figure.