Chicago Bulls: George Karl

Karl, Thibodeau respect each other's style

February, 7, 2013
2/07/13
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Friedell By Nick Friedell
ESPNChicago.com
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DENVER -- George Karl is like the rest of the people in the NBA these days. After watching the success Tom Thibodeau enjoyed the last few seasons with the Chicago Bulls, the veteran coach can't figure out why it took so long for Thibodeau to get his first head coaching job.

"Why are you asking me?" the Denver Nuggets coach said Wednesday. "You should ask the personnel directors, the general managers, man."

"I think Tom's the type of guy, personality-wise, when you hang around him, he's kind of boring and quiet and he's not flamboyant and has that clever personality that sometimes gravitates people to certain people,” he said. “Tom's a basketball guy. He's a gym guy. He's an X and O guy. He's a film-room guy. He doesn't have the celebrity personality that maybe draws attention to some personnel guys that make those decisions."

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