George Karl claims Andre Iguodala was ‘mole’ for Warriors during postseason

January 15, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl (right) watches as guard Andre Iguodala (left) throws the ball inbounds during the overtime period against the Portland Trailblazers at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 115-111 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Despite winning Coach of the Year honors last season, George Karl had quite an ugly end to his tenure in Denver which concluded in a firing after a playoff loss to the Golden State Warriors.

It’s a loss that didn’t sit well with Karl, who is claiming his former player Andre Iguodala was a ‘mole’ to the Warriors and head coach Mark Jackson.

During the series, Jackson said he had ‘inside information’ that suggested the Nuggets didn’t like Golden State’s brand of basketball. Jackson refused to reveal his source, though Karl has no questions that it was Iguodala feeding the information.

The veteran swingman of course left Denver for Golden State in free agency this past offseason:

Q: Do you think Andre Iguodala was Mark Jackson’s “mole”?

A: No question.

Q: Does that bug you?

A: I just think that’s media hype. I mean, that series was not a physical series. Everybody wants to be more aggressive with the guy kicking your ass, so . . . .

Q: The media didn’t say it. Jackson said it.

A: I thought Mark had a lot of tricks in that series that were bush- . . . I don’t know. I don’t know what they were. Almost high-schoolish. They were beneath the NBA level. And they might have worked. They might have motivated his young team in a good way. You know, he’d announce a starting lineup and start another guy. C’mon, man. You think we’re not ready for that?

Pretty bold words from Karl, who is essentially questioning the character of Iguodala.

Topics: Andre Iguodala, Denver Nuggets, George Karl, Golden State Warriors

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