Monday , Jan , 31 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

40th Edition – January 31st, 2005

Everyone stand up and give George Karl a hand and congratulate him for becoming the new head coach of the Denver Nuggets. After openly criticizing Michael Cooper as soon as he took over on an interim basis and then using his gig on ESPN to SHAMELESSLY lobby for the job, good ol’ George got what he wanted.

And I for one am happy for him.

40th Edition - January 31st, 2005Now he can resume his position as a sideline-pacing suit that does an INCREDIBLE job of guiding immensely talented teams to unparalleled levels of underachievement. And there are few things I enjoy more than George Karl falling flat on his face.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I don’t like George Karl, and I’m going to tell you why. I think he’s a pompous know-it-all clown who vastly over estimates his ability as a coach. Now I’m not going to sit here and list a grip of examples of why I believe he’s just an average coach like a normal journalist would because, well… I don’t feel like it. I’m just not feelin’ cats that CONSTANTLY criticize others when there own work is less than stellar, and that’s all this is about. The guy is cocky for no reason, and it drives me crazy.

What exactly has he done besides be the coach of a number one seed (Seattle) who had a two games to none lead in a five game series and lost, have a team with Ray Allen, Glenn Robinson, and Sam Cassell lose to a one manned 76ers team in the conference finals and not even make the playoffs the following season, and then orchestrate that debacle by the men’s US basketball team in the World Championships a few years back. Yet that hasn’t stopped Karl from one time or another of being critical of Phil Jackson and Rudy Tomjanovich, two individuals who have won a combined eleven NBA championships as head coaches. Wild.

So now good ol’ George has been entrusted with righting the ship of the wayward, under achieving, and overrated Denver Nuggets. Sounds like the perfect fit if you ask me. I’m looking forward to watching that vessel and its captain sink.


–You know what; I don’t like Larry Brown either. And if he wants to go from an NBA champion to the gawd awful New York Knicks, then I say NO ONE STAND IN HIS WAY!!!

–Will the Portland Trail Blazers just put Maurice Cheeks out of his misery already? Darius Miles, Ruben Patterson, and Zach Randolph? A good guy like him doesn’t deserve to coach players like that.

–It sounds like Shaq is up to his old tricks again. When the team starts struggling, he points the finger at EVERYONE else but himself. But Eddie Jones should be used to that, he got the same treatment when he was a Laker.

–Can you believe some uninformed clown called one of L.A.’s sports talk radio shows to say that the Lakers were better WITHOUT Kobe?

–Someone should tell Marko Jaric that saying that the Clippers are better than the Lakers when Kobe is out injured holds as much water as the SS Minow.

–What did the Utah Jazz do to upset the basketball gods so much?

–Don’t you think the Warriors’ brass looks at the standings, sees the Wizards, and think to themselves that should be us?

–No one has said so, but the Suns going 0 for whatever without Steve Nash was PATHETIC for the so-called best team in the league.

–Talk about a power play… How about Jim Jackson getting the Hornets to trade him without ever stepping foot in the state of Louisiana?

–And speaking of the Hornets, if Baron Davis wants to be traded, his propensity for getting injured isn’t helping his cause.

–Only one more week before basketball rightly resumes its position as the sport of preference.

Aiight y’all.