George Karl's status as head coach of the Denver Nuggets has become "unsettled" following the departure of Masai Ujiri and the team's first round loss in the playoffs, according to sources.

Karl could begin next season on the hot seat after winning Coach of the Year this season.

Karl and the Nuggets have not had discussions about a contract extension.

The Los Angeles Clippers have had initial conversations with the Nuggets about Karl, but the two sides have yet to speak formally.