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Spoelstra, Popovich lament Karl's firing

NBA Finals

MIAMI — The NBA’s coach of the year was fired before the finals even started.
The NBA’s coach of the month for November was fired in December.
There’s decreasing job security in the league, something that the two coaches in the NBA Finals lamented before their teams squared off in Game 1 on Thursday night.
The Denver Nuggets parted ways with coach George Karl on Thursday, just a few weeks after he was honored as the league’s top coach. When Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra finished second, he half-seriously joked about avoiding the curse that has befallen ...


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