May 09

Rant Sports: George Karl Deserving of 2013 NBA Coach of the Year Award

“The Nuggets don’t have a superstar.”

“Denver can’t do it without a lead player.”

That’s all we heard all year, but that’s why we play the game, right? Denver Nuggets coach George Karl was named 2013 NBA Coach of the Year on Wednesday, and for good reason. Despite the fact no player on his team averaged more than 16 points, Karl led the Nuggets to a 57-25 record, their best season in franchise history. When the Nuggets won 15 straight games, many believed they had a shot to win the Western Conference and although they got bounced early by the Warriors, Karl’s skill as a skipper didn’t go unnoticed.