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08:20 AM ET 09.01 | Saying he was "excited about training camp," George Karl sounded every bit a guy who will return to coaching in 2010-11. [The Nuggets coach], having cleared every major hurdle in his latest bout with cancer, has little doubt he'll be back for the upcoming season. "I'm not sure it's official. Before we make that declaration, there's probably one or two more doctor's appointments that I want to get done," Karl said Tuesday. "But my mind slot is: Get ready." ... Asked how he would ease himself back into the grind, Karl said: "I'm not going to be a 10-hour-a-day guy anymore. I've been a delegator and director for two or three years. So it's going to continue to be more of that."

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September 1, 2010  08:48 AM ET

Blah blah blah.

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September 1, 2010  09:49 AM ET

The Denver ship is going down... get ur last meal Karl...

September 1, 2010  09:50 AM ET

Just get better, Bro.

September 1, 2010  10:05 AM ET
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I thought his contract was up......did they re- sign him?if so, not to be mean about his serious condition.....but why?he's been there for like 6 years and though the teams done decently, and they've had injuries..... they've only had one deep playoff run its time for Denver to move on, it sounds like melo is leaving and their entire roster will be turning over, so Why keep Karl around? I guess one more run with the roster.......

Denver did resign Karl for but only one more year. So like you said, one last run,... and with Melo unless Denver can move some of the expiring contacts Martin, JR Smith, for some players who contacts go pass the end of this year..

September 1, 2010  10:27 AM ET
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I thought his contract was up......did they re- sign him?if so, not to be mean about his serious condition.....but why?he's been there for like 6 years and though the teams done decently, and they've had injuries..... they've only had one deep playoff runits time for Denver to move on, it sounds like melo is leaving and their entire roster will be turning over, so Why keep Karl around? I guess one more run with the roster.......

I think it's pretty admirable what he's doing in terms of showing his dedication, but I agree with you. It might not be worth it

September 1, 2010  10:44 AM ET
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I thought his contract was up......did they re- sign him?if so, not to be mean about his serious condition.....but why?he's been there for like 6 years and though the teams done decently, and they've had injuries..... they've only had one deep playoff runits time for Denver to move on, it sounds like melo is leaving and their entire roster will be turning over, so Why keep Karl around? I guess one more run with the roster.......

I actually think they resigned him when he was already in the hospital. Pretty stand up of the ownership to stand behind him like that, probably isn't going to amount to much...but personally I don't think the coach has ever been Denver's problem.

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September 1, 2010  12:39 PM ET
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i mean, certainly they've had injury issues with their bigs, but in reality, it took FIVE years for him to get melo to play defense, and IMO it was not him, rather CB coming in and him playing Olympic ball for that to happen. so I would argue that they've greatly underachieved under his tenure that being said, it was very cool of ownership not to simply let him go while he was down

Good points, but I would still say that their main problem has been the Lakers, not nessesarily the coach.

September 1, 2010  01:16 PM ET

I hope he gets better but he can not coach in his condition.so go away and enjoy what time you have left.nuggets are in bad shape i do not see them making play-offs this sesson and then melo can get out of that mess.

 
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