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Did The Bobcats Miss A Chance At Karl?

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(Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Ok, I will admit when I heard that Coach of the Year George Karl had been fired, my first thought was, “Did the Bobcats hire a coach too soon?”

After all, Karl is one of the best coaches in the NBA and he is a Tar Heel.  I started thinking of Michael Jordan asking him to do a solid for another member of the Tar Heel family.   In theory it sounds nice.  Have MJ use  his persuasive powers on a fellow Heel.  But, how practical is it?

Karl is already reportedly wanted by the Clippers and the Grizzlies and those are two much better jobs than the Cats.  So, what are the odds he would even come here? 

Secondly, if they waited to see if Karl got canned, they might have missed out on Steve Clifford.  Clifford was getting ready for a 2nd interview with the Bucks when the Cats swooped in and hired him.  If they waited too long, they might have lost the sure thing in Clifford. It’s like the guy who could have gone home with a 7 at the bar, but lost her because he held out hope for a 10.  Clifford might not be a 10, but in our situation, I still say he is a pretty darn good hire.


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