Kenny Smith on George Karl: ‘I thought he crossed the line’
Former Houston Rockets point guard and TNT studio analyst Kenny “The Jet” Smith had a strong take on George Karl and the consequences of his new book Furious George where he dished out plenty of blame on his former Denver Nuggets players Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith, and Kenyon Martin.
When asked if Karl should apologize, Smith was very upfront with his thoughts.
“To make a public apology if he wanted to, he couldn’t do it publicly,” Smith told TMZ Sports. “He’d first have to call those guys and apologize because that’s a relationship where you think your conversations are private and you don’t know that they’re gonna be public.
“I thought he crossed the line in not letting people know he’s probably thinking about saying things in your work environment,” he added.
The Jet believes Karl won’t coach again in the league and he’s likely burned many bridges in NBA circles as he’s crossed the line by mentioning very personal things about his former players.
“George is not gonna coach again,” he said.
“I think you could be seen with him, but you don’t know if he’s gonna write about it,” Smith joked. “You gotta watch watch you say, you gotta check him for mics.”