George Karl: I Don’t Think I Have Scorched Every Bridge

George Karl scorched a lot of bridges in his book, “Furious George: My Forty Years Surviving NBA Divas, Clueless GMs, and Poor Shot Selection,” but he believes he could still coach again in the NBA.

“I don’t think I scored every bridge,” Karl said on CBS Sports Radio’s The DA Show. “I think there’s many, many situations that my relationships are still very positive. I’m 65 years old. I know there’s a possibility that I won’t get another chance, and if that happens, there’s a part of me that will be disappointed, but there’s also a part of me that can live and move on.”

But Karl does not think his book, which offended many people in NBA circles, will affect his coaching future.

“I don’t analyze it that way,” he said. “That’s for other people to evaluate and for other people to interpret.”

DA, however, believes the book’s tone can only hurt Karl’s chances. There are a handful of head-coaching openings every year, but if Karl burned some of the owners looking for a coach, he’s probably not going to get a call from them, no?

“Okay, I can accept that as your interpretation, and I understand why you have it,” Karl said. “Maybe there’s an owner out there that likes my directness and my candor. Maybe I’ll get lucky.”

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