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Off-season reports:

George Karl

“History - More famously (or perhaps infamously), Karl has presided over some historic implosions when the expectations are highest. His 63-win 1993-94 Sonics became the first one-seed in NBA history to lose to an 8th seed, in spite of having won 21 more games than their opponent, the Denver Nuggets. And his Sonics followed up that dismal performance with another clunker in 1995 when his 57-win Sonics lost in four games to the 48-win Los Angeles Lakers. After impressively guiding his Milwaukee Bucks to the 2001 Eastern Conference Finals, Karl’s 2001-02 Bucks lost 23 of their last 36 games – one of, if not the, biggest second half downfalls in NBA history. And more recently in Denver, Karl’s 2007-08 Nuggets had 60-win potential and an $83 million payroll (remember all that 60-win optimism before the season began?) and delivered us nothing. Even though that team finished with a normally impressive 50 wins, they barely made the playoffs and never put up a fight in a sweep against the Lakers.”

Chris Andersen

“It should come as no shock to the readers of this blog that the guy who launched the petition wants Andersen back. (And yes, as promised I personally handed the petition to the Nuggets head of communications Eric Sebastian during the playoffs.) But, as mentioned before on this blog, the Nuggets must be careful to avoid a Jim McIlvaine and/or Jon Koncak situation. For those who don’t get that old school reference, I mean that while the Nuggets should make every attempt to re-sign Andersen it doesn’t mean they should overpay him.”

Colorado 14ers are moving to Dallas:

“The Colorado 14ers of the NBA Development League will be bought by the Dallas Mavericks and moved to the Dallas area by 2010, a source said Wednesday. An official announcement is expected today at a news conference at Dallas’ American Airlines Center.”

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