Former journeyman coach George Karl just released a book titled “Furious George” about his time coaching in the NBA and there was one particular stop along the way he did not enjoy. In his penultimate stop with the Denver Nuggets he was “saddled” with talent like Kenyon Martin and Carmelo Anthony.
In a small passage from his book he took a couple heavy-handed shots against Martin and Melo:
And he went even further by completely trashing Melo with these comments that will definitely upset more than one person:
“He was the best offensive player I ever coached. He was also a user of people, addicted to the spotlight and very unhappy when he had to share it.
“He really lit my fuse with his low demand of himself on defense. He had no commitment to the hard, dirty work of stopping the other guy.”
That prompted the former top overall pick Kenyon Martin to go on a Twitter rant that absolutely eviscerated the coach.
How’s that for some vitriol? Looks like there are still some hard feelings there for Martin who played in Denver from 2004 to 2011.