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George Karl wants to sell more copies of his book

He has opinions on basketball players, and he insists on you reading about them!

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Former NBA coach George Karl is in the news, which of course means he has returned to his favorite pastime — trashing his former players. Apparently he said some not nice things about Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith — traditionally two of his favorite targets — among others.

Oh, and wouldn’t you know can read all about these scandalous opinions in his upcoming book!

The New York papers contain a few excerpts. We’re not linking it here. Instead, we have an exclusive interview with Karl himself:

Don’t get me wrong: I’m not against reading books. I’m simply against reading books written by George Karl. Here’s a book I like: “Waiting”, by Ha Jin. It’s a bittersweet tale of a Chinese doctor torn between his traditional arranged marriage and the relationship he fosters with a nurse at the military hospital where he is stationed. It’s a fascinating look at life in the transitional period between the Mao Zedong Era and 21st century China. Most importantly, it has nothing to do with George Karl.

What books not written by George Karl would you recommend, P&T’ers? Let us know in the comments.