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Memo to NBA: George Karl Voted Fifth in Coach of the Year is a Travesty

Published by on April 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

George Karl was snubbed as the 2008-09 Coach of the Year on Monday, the award instead going to Mike Brown.

Nothing against Brown, but Karl's season was better for a few reasons, including the fact that Brown called himself a "sit-down" coach when talking about Lebron James' 55 point game earlier this season.

"Sometimes you have to just sit back and watch," said Brown. Even after learning he won the award Brown said, "I don't feel like a motivator."

Karl was fifth overall in voting behind Brown of the Cavs, Rick Adelman (Rockets), Stan Van Gundy (Magic), and Nate McMillan (Trailblazers).

Brown's team had the best record in the league, and Van Gundy's Magic finished with five more wins than the ...

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