March 3 2009, 9:11 AM
As 5280's Robert Sanchez reports this month, George Karl is among the winningest coaches in pro basketball. So why is it that everyone thinks of him as such a loser? Luckily, the Denver Nuggets coach is presiding over a great season this year. The Nuggets-obsessed Denver Stiffs tracked down Sanchez yesterday for the dish. As for the trade that sent Alex Iverson packing for Chauncey Billups and other players, Sanchez says, "Chauncey was like a present on George's doorstep. ... He might be the first player Karl's had in Denver that he trusts 100 percent all the time. He absolutely loves him."