All signs within the Clipper organization point to the fact that the team's top choice for a new head coach is George Karl, if he is available and interested. The Clippers are not expected to make a serious overture toward any other candidate until they see if Karl has a future in Seattle after his contract with the SuperSonics runs out July 1.
Nobody in the Clipper organization is saying that.
But Karl said that Saturday at practice. Sort of.
"I have great assistants," Karl said. "That's who the Clippers should be interviewing."
Does that mean they've expressed an interest in interviewing Karl?
"I'm under contract until July 1," the Seattle coach said. "Whatever [owner] Barry Ackerley and [president/general manager] Wally Walker want me to do until then, I will do."
But that didn't stop Karl from pushing his assistants.
"I think the Clippers should interview Duane Casey, Terry Stotts, Tim Grgurich and Bob Weiss," Karl said.
Uh, George, the Clippers already interviewed Bob Weiss, already hired him, already suffered through a 27-55 season with him, already fired him.