Friday, 7 June 2013

Kroenke says losing Ujiri, Karl was difficult (Yahoo! Sports)

Josh Kroenke, president of the NBA Denver Nuggets, talks about the firing of coach George Karl and the future of the Nuggets at a news conference at the Pepsi Center in Denver on Friday, June 7, 2013. Karl, who was named the NBA's Coach of the Year recently, is following general manager Masai Ujiri out the door in Denver after Ujiri, the league's executive of the year, recently left to become GM of the Toronto Raptors. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

DENVER (AP) -- Denver Nuggets President Josh Kroenke said Friday that it was hard to let both the NBA's executive of the year and its coach of the year get away following a franchise record 57-win season, ''but I'm not here to win awards, I'm here to win banners.''

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