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George Karl

George Matthew Karl (born May 12, 1951 in the
Pittsburgh suburb of Penn Hills, Pennsylvania) is
a former National Basketball Association|NBA
player and current head coach of the Denver
Nuggets. Karl is currently 13th on the all-time
win list for coaches in the NBA. After a college
career at the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill|University of North Carolina he played
for the San Antonio Spurs from 1973-1978.
Immediately after his playing career ended Karl
became an assistant coach for the Spurs. Karl
then moved on to the Continental Basketball
Association as head coach of the Montanna Golden
Nuggets. As coach of the Golden Nuggets, Karl won
CBA Coach of the Year two two times, in 1981 &

Karl was then given the chance to coach in the NBA
as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers from
1984-1986 before moving on to the Golden State
Warriors where he would coach until 1988. After
being fired from the Warriors, Karl returned to
the CBA as coach of the Albany Platoons, once
again winning coach of the year in 1991. Karl
returned to the NBA as coach of the Seattle
Supersonics. He would hold this position from
1991-1998, leading them to the NBA Finals in 1996
where they would lose to the Chicago Bulls 4 games
to 2. In 1998, he moved to the Milwaukee Bucks
where he served as head coach and general manager,
where he would stay until he resigned following
the 2003 season. He returned to the NBA in 2005
when he took over the job of head coach of the
Nuggets from interim head coach Michael Cooper on
January 27.

On July 27, the Nuggets announced that Karl had
prostate cancer.

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