The Denver Nuggets have announced that George Karl will not join the Nuggets for the final three games of their current road trip. Adrian Dantley will coach the team through games in New Orleans, Memphis and Houston.
Karl had a feeding tube inserted into his stomach during a surgical procedure on Monday.
“I have tremendous trust in A.D. and my staff,” Karl said. “I think they’ll keep the team in a good place over the next few days, and hopefully I’ll be ready to rejoin them when they come home next week.”
I would have been shocked if Karl was able to rejoin the team for these next three games, but I was not going to put it past him trying to be there.
Dantley did a very good job in Minnesota and it will be interesting to see how he handles extended duty over the next three games.