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Why did Karl dump Dantley?

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08:48 AM ET 06.26 | Three days ago, reveals a source, Nuggets head coach George Karl, whose opulent contract was extended several months ago, fired top assistant Adrian Dantley. Without Dantley's knowledge, either one or two lower-level assistants went to Karl and (hoping to get more exposure, I presume) asked to sit on the bench instead of behind it; league law allows three up front. Karl alerted Dantley to the request and mentioned a possible rotation, yet never demanded it or set it in motion. Not looking to create any waves, A.D. shifted one row back without being ordered to. While the move drew little, if any, attention in Denver, the league's coaches took notice of Dantley's apparent demotion and wondered why Karl would do him like that.

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June 26, 2011  09:02 AM ET

Why do him like that?

Maybe because AD is an a h*le.

June 26, 2011  09:14 AM ET

Why? Because thats how you take the next step. You work hard, you improve, and then you drop AD.

June 26, 2011  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Why? Because thats how you take the next step. You work hard, you improve, and then you drop AD.

Worked for Detroit...

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June 26, 2011  10:20 AM ET

Cest La Vie, Bro.

June 26, 2011  10:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Worked for Detroit...

Karl should make a call to Mark Aguirre.

June 26, 2011  10:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Lol.....fond memories?

Ahh...the good ol' days. :)

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June 26, 2011  11:01 AM ET

First I'm hearing of this non-issue. AD was one of the best in the early 80's though, so it makes me wonder why not just !@#$ can him straight away, instead of sending him to the back of the bus??? Little Georgie poo must have been/felt slighted or something, and is lashing out, muahahaha!!!

June 26, 2011  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I remember Dantley's mama insisting he get a championship ring because he played so well the year before!

Sounds like the start of a good joke....

So a priest, a rabbi, and Adrian Dantley's mama walk into a bar.

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June 26, 2011  12:47 PM ET

Is it me, or does George Karl look like he's having a serious issue dealing with cancer? He just doesn't look healthy.

June 26, 2011  01:13 PM ET

get ready for more stories of this ilk just like the NFL during the lockout

June 26, 2011  03:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I remember Dantley's mama insisting he get a championship ring because he played so well the year before!

I remember that too... along with his sulking arce moping around Reunion Arena.

He got what he earned - a big bag of nothing.

June 26, 2011  05:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Why do him like that? Maybe because AD is an a h*le.

sounds like u r for suggesting it

June 26, 2011  05:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

First I'm hearing of this non-issue. AD was one of the best in the early 80's though, so it makes me wonder why not just !@#$ can him straight away, instead of sending him to the back of the bus??? Little Georgie poo must have been/felt slighted or something, and is lashing out, muahahaha!!!

maybe

June 26, 2011  05:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Why did they even make this a big deal? Did Denver had to announced this to the world? Their still assistant coaches so why does it matter? Is there a rank in assistant coaching now?

must be

June 26, 2011  06:46 PM ET
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I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, PennyJump.com

You're a liar.

 
June 26, 2011  08:27 PM ET

Regarding comment # 24 - says you have 10,409 comments in the FN bank ... so I'm curious why you would quote that DB??? C'mon bro, we all know that !@#$ is nothing but spam, so why glorify it, just report it!!! Keep these DB's off this site at least!!!

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