NBA player reactions to Karl firing
Quite a few people were surprised by the Denver Nuggets' decision to fire George Karl on Thursday morning. Among those surprised by the decision to let go the same man who was named 2013's Coach of the Year just 29 days ago were several NBA players. Here is a look at some of the shocked tweets that were posted around the league after news came down about Denver's surprising decision.
Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried:
So we lost a GM now a coach what's next!?— Kenneth Faried (@KennethFaried35) June 6, 2013
Faried was also referencing Nuggets ex-GM Masai Ujiri, who walked away from Denver to take a better-paying job with the Toronto Raptors.
Forward Quincy Miller:
In disbelief..— Quincy Miller (@qmillertime) June 6, 2013
In a text message, Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson said, "All of this is crazy and unexpected, don't know what to say."— Benjamin Hochman (@nuggetsnews) June 6, 2013
Guard Evan Fournier:
Waw— fournier evan (@EvanFourmizz) June 6, 2013
All of the above tweets are from or about current Nuggets players, but there was shocked feedback from numerous others around the league as well.
Cant believe they firing these coaches like this— Brandon Rush (@BRush_4) June 6, 2013
You Win COY n get Fired???? #NobodySafe.— Jason Thompson (@jtthekid) June 6, 2013
Suns guard Kendall Marshall:
wasn't George Karl, coach of the year??— Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) June 6, 2013
I can’t believe the reigning coach of the year just got fired. Wow!!! #nba— Quentin Richardson (@QRich) June 6, 2013
Ex-NBA center Shelden Williams:
I'm confused. Wasn't George Karl coach of the year this year??— Shelden Williams (@SheldenWilliams) June 6, 2013
The ever-gracious Karl took to Twitter himself to thank the city of Denver for all of the love it has showed him over the past nine seasons.
I want to thank Nuggets fans for their support over the past 8 yrs. The karma on the street was incredible. Denver will always be home.— George Karl (@CoachKarl22) June 6, 2013
It's a sad day for me, my staff and my family. Difficult decision to understand but memories with the Nuggets are the best I've ever had.— George Karl (@CoachKarl22) June 6, 2013
Always a class act, Coach. Good luck with your next job.