George Karl says he wouldn't coach the Knicks, refers to them as Hell

George Karl has some pretty harsh words for the Knicks' current situation

12/3/13 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5235 respect

May 2, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl looks on against the Golden State Warriors during the fourth quarter of game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Nuggets 92-88. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY SportsGeorge Karl is a future Hall of Famer and one of the best coaches currently on the market in the NBA. Whenever there's a job opening, his name comes up, and justifiably so. He's an outstanding coach.

Denver radio host Dave Krieger sat down with Karl and discussed a plethora of things, including whether or not Karl might be interested in certain NBA jobs.

Karl's answers were actually pretty interesting overall, but easily his best quote was delivered when Krieger asked him what his plan was, and if he was just waiting for the phone to ring:
"There are days I wish it would ring and there are days I don’t want it to ring. I mean, I watch the Knicks play and I wouldn’t want to be in that hell for a million dollars. It’s just New York City and the Garden and the immensity of the pressure. I think Mike Woodson is standing up to it with tremendous integrity."

Those are some harsh words for the Knicks, even if they're 100% true. The Knicks are tied with the Milwaukee Bucks at 3-13 for the worst record in the NBA, and they were supposed to at least be a playoff contender.

The worst part about it for the Knicks is that they don't even have their first round pick next year, so tanking this year would yield absolutely no benefits whatsoever for them.

Check out the full interview over at Dave's website. It's a solid read.
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12/5/13   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

He's right, unfortunately.