That sure didn’t last long.
Despite being recognized by the league as one of the better coaches around, he was shockingly fired by the team on Thursday. Management felt he became “unbearable” due to his constant demand of a new contract. Here is what Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida and NBA insider Peter Vecsey dug up from sources close to the situation:
So according to Vecsey’s source, the firing had nothing to do with losing to the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the playoffs and everything to do with Karl’s personality. But according to Tomasson’s source, it still didn’t stop management from blaming him for losing.