George Karl will not be brought back as head coach of the Denver Nuggets.

Karl had been pushing for a contract extension and ownership wasn't planning on giving one to him. Karl was entering the final season of his contract and was coming off a Coach of the Year season.

The Nuggets feel that they can sign an elite head coach due to the strength of its roster and were reticent about dealing with an unhappy Karl in the final season of his deal.

The Nuggets also lost Masai Ujiri this offseason. 

The Los Angeles Clippers are known as a team interested in Karl for their head coaching vacancy.

The Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers also have yet to fill their openings.