Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
Coach George Karl wants to see improvement in his players before the playoffs.
Coach George Karl is not letting players coast to the end of the regular season.
According to ESPN.com, Karl recently said of his team,
“What I’ve been telling the team, telling them for three days, the next  games I don’t want to hear about rest. I don’t want to hear we’re tired. I want our attitude to be the best basketball we’ve played all year.” Karl added, “And if you don’t want to do that, then I’ll play somebody else.”
He isn't getting cocky, and he’s not letting the wins go to their heads either. He will continue to push them and try to improve them.
As reported Zach Lowe on GrantLand.com, Karl detailed his effort to improve his team,
“There’s no question we’re trying to get more clever in our five-on-five game,” he said. “It’s very difficult to play the way we do and execute in [the half court]. We have some pick-and-roll stuff that we execute fine, but we’ve needed to add some motion stuff and some movement to kind of be more clever.”
Karl’s determination to stay tough on his players and push them to improve will certainly motivate the Nuggets to continue winning and developing all the way to the playoffs.