NBA: Sacramento 90, Denver 88

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Jason Thompson scored the game's final points on a dunk with 42 seconds left Wednesday and Sacramento held on to nip Denver 90-88.

Nuggets name Brian Shaw head coach

DENVER, June 25 (UPI) -- The Denver Nuggets Tuesday named Brian Shaw as head coach, to replace George Karl, who was fired this month despite being named NBA Coach of the Year.
George Karl out as Denver Nuggets coach

George Karl out as Denver Nuggets coach

DENVER, June 6 (UPI) -- George Karl, coming off a season in which he was voted the NBA Coach of the Year, won't return to coach the Denver Nuggets next year, the team said Thursday.

Nuggets' George Karl named NBA Coach of the Year

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- Denver Nuggets head Coach George Karl was named NBA Coach of the Year Wednesday, nabbing his first such award after 25 years in the league.
Denver's George Karl named NBA Coach of the Year

Denver's George Karl named NBA Coach of the Year

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- George Karl, who has been an NBA coach for 25 seasons, has been voted the NBA Coach of the Year after leading the Denver Nuggets to a team-record 57 wins.

NBA: Minnesota 107, Detroit 101

MINNEAPOLIS, April 6 (UPI) -- Luke Ridnour led a clutch effort from the foul line Saturday that gave Minnesota a 107-101 win over Detroit -- the 1,000th in the career of Coach Rick Adelman.

NBA: Denver 97, Boston 90

DENVER, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Danilo Gallinari and Ty Lawson both scored 26 points Tuesday to lift the Denver Nuggets to a 97-90 victory over the visiting Boston Celtics.

Worst-ever Bobcats tap Dunlap as coach

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 19 (UPI) -- The Charlotte Bobcats, who recorded the worst winning percentage in NBA history last season, Tuesday tapped Mike Dunlap as their new coach.
Lawyer: Andersen may be extortion target

Lawyer: Andersen may be extortion target

DENVER, May 11 (UPI) -- Denver Nuggets swingman Chris Andersen, under investigation for possible Internet crimes against children, may be the target of extortion, his lawyer said.

Nuggets sign coach Karl to extension

DENVER, March 8 (UPI) -- The Denver Nuggets and Coach George Karl have agreed to a multi-year contract extension, the team said Tuesday.
NBA: Denver 123, Toronto 116

NBA: Denver 123, Toronto 116

TORONTO, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Al Harrington scored 31 points off the bench Friday to give Coach George Karl a milestone victory in the Denver Nuggets' 123-116 win over Toronto.

NBA: Boston 105, Denver 89

BOSTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Ray Allen scored 28 points Wednesday and the Boston Celtics pulled away during the second half for their eighth straight win, a 105-89 decision over Denver.
Nuggets' Karl to miss rest of road trip

Nuggets' Karl to miss rest of road trip

DENVER, March 12 (UPI) -- Denver Coach George Karl, undergoing treatment for cancer, will miss the remaining three games of the Nuggets' current road trip, the NBA team said Friday.

NBA: Denver 127, Golden State 112

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Chauncey Billups had 37 points and nine assists and Carmelo Anthony scored 27 Thursday in the Denver Nuggets' 127-112 win over Golden State.

NBA: Denver 118, Cleveland 116 (OT)

CLEVELAND, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Carmelo Anthony's jumper with 1.9 seconds left in overtime lifted the Denver Nuggets to a 118-116 victory over Cleveland Thursday.
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George Karl
Denver Nuggets basketball coach George Karl accepts the Jimmy V Award for perseverance at the 2010 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles on July 14, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen

George Matthew Karl (born May 12, 1951) is a former National Basketball Association (NBA) and American Basketball Association (ABA) player. He is the current head coach of the Denver Nuggets. On December 10, 2010 he became the seventh coach in NBA history to record 1,000 wins.

Karl was born in Penn Hills, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 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.

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