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Encyclopedia > George Karl
George Karl
Position Guard
League ABA/NBA
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight {{{weight}}}
Nationality USA
Born May 12, 1951 (1951-05-12) (age 56)
Flag of Pennsylvania Penn Hills, Pennsylvania
High school Penn Hills
College North Carolina
Pro career 1973–1978
Former teams San Antonio Spurs

George Matthew Karl (born May 12, 1951, in Penn Hills, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a retired American National Basketball Association (NBA) and American Basketball Association (ABA) player and current head coach of the Denver Nuggets. Karl is currently 12th on the all-time win list for coaches in the NBA. After a college career at the University of North Carolina he signed with the ABA's San Antonio Spurs in 1973. When the Spurs joined the NBA in 1976, Karl began his two-year NBA playing career. After his playing career, Karl became an assistant coach for the Spurs. Karl then moved on to the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) as head coach of the Montana Golden Nuggets(Great Falls). As coach of the Golden Nuggets, Karl won CBA Coach of the Year twice, in 1981 and 1983. For the league that began in 1999, see American Basketball Association (2000-). The American Basketball Association (ABA) was a professional basketball league founded in 1967, and eventually merged, in part, with the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... NBA redirects here. ... is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Pennsylvania. ... Penn Hills is a township and a census-designated place located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Penn Hills is a township and a census-designated place located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... NBA redirects here. ... For the league that began in 1999, see American Basketball Association (2000-). The American Basketball Association (ABA) was a professional basketball league founded in 1967, and eventually merged, in part, with the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... Montana Golden Nuggets logo The Montana Golden Nuggets are a former Continental Basketball Association that played from 1980/81-82/83. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1984, Karl became the head coach of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers until he was fired in 1986. He later coached the Golden State Warriors until 1988. He coached briefly in the 1989 season for the Utah Jazz. After being fired from the Jazz, Karl returned to the CBA as coach of the Albany Patroons, winning the coach of the year award in 1991. Karl returned to the NBA as coach of the Seattle SuperSonics from 1991-1998, leading them to the NBA Finals in 1996 where they lost to the Chicago Bulls in six games. In 1998, he moved to the Milwaukee Bucks as head coach. He was fired after the 2003 season. This article is about the year. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... The Albany Patroons are a basketball team that play in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) and the United States Basketball League (USBL). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He coached the US national team in the 2002 FIBA World Championship.[1] The United States mens national basketball team is the representative for the United States of America in international mens basketball. ... The 2002 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball tournament held by the International Basketball Federation in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA from August 29 to September 8, 2002. ...


He returned to the NBA in 2005 when he became head coach of the Nuggets taking over from interim head coach Michael Cooper on January 27. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Jerome Cooper (born April 15, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is currently the head coach of the Womens National Basketball Associations Los Angeles Sparks. ... is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


He also spent 2 years in Spain coaching the Real Madrid basketball team in 1990 and 1991. Real Madrid went on to win the league championship led by an inspired Drazen Petrovic. Real Madrid Baloncesto is a Spanish basketball team. ... Dražen Petrović, playing for the New Jersey Nets. ...


On July 27, the Nuggets announced that Karl had prostate cancer. He has enjoyed a resurrection of his career with the Denver Nuggets, guiding them to an unprecedented 32-8 record in the second half of the 2004-05 season. is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Prostate cancer is a disease in which cancer develops in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


Karl's son Coby is a reserve guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, after a career as starting point guard for Boise State University. Coby came out for the 2006 NBA Draft after a bout with thyroid cancer, but withdrew his name before the draft and returned to Boise State for his senior year. Coby Karl (born in Mequon, Wisconsin) is an NCAA basketball player for Boise State University majoring in communications. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Boise State University is a state university located near downtown Boise, the capital city of Idaho. ... The 2006 NBA Draft was held on June 28 at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. ... Thyroid cancer is malignant growth of the thyroid gland. ...


On December 28, 2006, Karl became just the 12th coach in NBA history to reach the 800 win mark when his Denver Nuggets defeated the Seattle SuperSonics 112-98. is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ...


References

  1. ^ 2002 USA Basketball

External links

  • Coaching Record
  • NBA Coaching Profile
  • Career Stats (Player)
  • Career Stats (Coach)
  • More Career Stats (Player)
  • Son Coby
Preceded by
Tom Nissalke
Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach
1984–1986
Succeeded by
Gene Littles
Preceded by
Johnny Bach
Golden State Warriors Head Coach
1986–1988
Succeeded by
Ed Gregory
Preceded by
K. C. Jones
Seattle SuperSonics Head Coach
1992–1998
Succeeded by
Paul Westphal
Preceded by
Chris Ford
Milwaukee Bucks Head Coach
1998–2003
Succeeded by
Terry Porter
Preceded by
Michael Cooper
Denver Nuggets Head Coach
2005–
Succeeded by
N/A - Current Coach

  Results from FactBites:
 
NBA.com George Karl (889 words)
NBA coaching legend George Karl was introduced as the 19th head coach in Nuggets history on Jan. 27, 2005 and subsequently engineered one of the greatest turnarounds in NBA history.
Karl led the Nuggets to a 32-8 (.800) record and a seventh seed in the postseason.
During the 2004-05 season, Karl was named Western Conference Coach of the Month for February and March and finished fifth in voting for NBA Coach of the Year, receiving 10 first place votes.
NBA.com George Karl, Denver Nuggets (1599 words)
Karl: We’ve come off a season that we won a divisional championship but at the end of the season we kind of fell apart a little bit and what we’re trying to do is rebuild the good and throw away the bad.
Karl: Yakouba was a guy we brought to our summer league and was very, very, very impressive and we immediately tried to sign him to a deal and he agreed to sign with us.
Karl: I think there is always a stage in the young player process of where winning becomes the factor or it moves up a letter in priority.
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