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Grizzlies to interview George Karl for head-coaching job

Marc J. Spears
Yahoo Sports

Former Denver Nuggets coach George Karl is scheduled to interview for the Memphis Grizzlies' head-coaching opening on Monday, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

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George Karl was named the NBA's Coach of the Year this season. (AP)

Karl, this season's NBA Coach of the Year, will interview for the job that recently vacated when the Grizzlies opted not to offer Lionel Hollins a new contract. Hollins is interviewing for Karl's old job in Denver on Saturday.

Karl had a 423-257 record in parts of nine seasons as Denver's coach. The Nuggets made the playoffs every season under Karl.

Karl's interview is scheduled to take place in Memphis. Former Phoenix Suns coach Alvin Gentry is scheduled to interview Friday in Washington, D.C. Others expected to interview include Chicago Bulls assistant coach Ed Pickney and Grizzlies assistant coach Dave Joerger.

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