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George Karl shoves Wilson Chandler out of the way to complain to an official (VIDEO)

Mar 10, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT

Late in the third quarter of Denver’s blowout win over Minnesota on Saturday, George Karl lost it after Ty Lawson was whistled for an offensive foul. The play could have been called on Rubio, but it did appear that Lawson may have initiated the contact by checking Rubio with the shoulder.

Karl obviously didn’t see it as a call that could have gone either way, and was irate enough to charge toward the official to make his point, while pushing Wilson Chandler out of the way to get there.

Karl received a technical foul for his effort, while Chandler was simply amused by the incident, and posted the following message to his Twitter account afterward.

[via SLAM]

  1. cowboysfaninbuffalove - Mar 10, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    George Karl: Easily the best coach in the league

    • money2long - Mar 10, 2013 at 4:29 PM

      yea, that could be true..from a player-coach relationship perspective.
      X’s and O’s goes to greg pop, no question

      • Mr. Wright 212 - Mar 10, 2013 at 6:20 PM

        Popovich is the best coach in the league. Then Doc.

        Player-coach relationship, best is Woodson. Then Popovich. Then Doc.

        Karl? Please. Almost all the guys who have left there and gone to the Knicks couldn’t stand him.

      • mojowheelz - Mar 10, 2013 at 9:22 PM

        Mr Wrong 212 is more like it. I was going to say that Pop was the best coach, but after your ridiculous comments….Karl all the way. The Nuggets East (a.k.a. Knicks) players you speak of were some of the worst locker room guys and certainly no role models for good sportsmanship, teammates, or citizenry. Carmelo is one of the most gifted scores in the league, but I like the makeup of our team right now much better and feel more optimistic about our chances this year and for the next few. It had to be hard for a coach like Karl when a couple of your most gifted athletes (Melo, Kenyon and J.R.) decide they know more about the game than someone with Karl’s pedigree. Good luck to the Knicks and Woodson, but Karl finally got the character guys it takes to win with a team game.

  2. clevelandschronic2 - Mar 10, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    I do love the fact that chandler found it amusing too,and the fact that karls relationship with his players allows them to feel free enough to joke on twitter about fighting their own coach. Especially since players are getting fined for their tweets.

  3. bigbenh8tr - Mar 10, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    hahhahaahah yea, because carmelo martin and jr smith are know to be high character players. they are walking nightmares for a coach and he still helped them take the lakers to 7. smh moron

  4. clevelandschronic2 - Mar 10, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Lmao woodson. He makes Stan van gundy look like phil jackson regarding player coach relationships. Just wow possibly the dumbest comment ive read in a long while

  5. aldavis4president - Mar 10, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Top coaches goes to 1. Pop 2. Karl 3. Doc 4. Spoelstra

  6. dko83 - Mar 11, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    George Karl is awesome. I’m a fan.

  7. clevelandschronic2 - Mar 11, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    Spoelstra lmao what is wrong with people. Spoelstra was handed lebron wade bosh by reilly. Spoelstra has 2 of the best players on the planet making up for his mistakes. Hes not a terrible head coach but to put him top 5 is pure insanity.

  8. J.M. Keating - Mar 11, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Reblogged this on Denverphile and commented:
    I think every Nuggets fan who watched this said the same thing. “I’ve never seen George Karl react like that, let alone react at all”.

  9. broncobeta - Mar 11, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    If Brewer gets a warning for his “flop” I wonder what Rubio will get for this.

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