Where will George Karl go?

George Karl figures to have a number of teams interested in his services. John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY Sports

The NBA coaching landscape shifted dramatically Thursday when the Denver Nuggets decided to part ways with coach George Karl. Immediately, the reigning Coach of the Year shoots to the top of the list of candidates for contending teams with vacancies, a group that includes the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Clippers -- and potentially the Memphis Grizzlies, who have allowed their coach, Lionel Hollins, to talk to other teams.

Already, ESPN.com has reported interest from both the Clippers and the Grizzlies.