George Karl was fired as head coach of the Denver Nuggets in the offseason and has since accepted an analyst role on ESPN. Still, Karl wants to coach again in the NBA.

“I still think I’m a gym rat and because of that, I want to coach,” Karl said. “There are so many things now in the world of basketball that have an interest to me that I’ve never had the time to pursue and put my heart into.

“I think everybody understands my passion for the game and this allows me to stay on top of the game and be a part of the game and hopefully to be an ambassador for coaches because the coaches are taking a lot of hits over the last couple of years.”

Karl led the Nuggets to six 50-plus-win seasons in nine years.