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Karl to leave Nuggets to battle cancer

Karl to leave Nuggets to battle cancer

DENVER, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Denver Nuggets Coach George Karl will take a leave of absence due to throat cancer, ESPN reported Tuesday.
George Karl to lead NBA West All-Stars

George Karl to lead NBA West All-Stars

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- George Karl, whose Denver Nuggets own the second-best record in the NBA's Western Conference, will coach the West in the NBA All-Star game.

Boise State's Karl facing cancer surgery

BOISE, Idaho, March 20 (UPI) -- Boise State guard Coby Karl, who is the son of Denver Nuggets Coach George Karl, is scheduled for surgery to remove cancerous lymph nodes.

Nuggets pick up option on Karl's contract

DENVER, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The Denver Nuggets exercised an option in their contract with George Karl, locking in the agreement with the NBA coach through the 2009-10 season.

Nuggets' Coach Karl suspended two games

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Denver Nuggets Coach George Karl was suspended Wednesday for two games for criticizing officiating Monday night.

Denver Coach Karl to have prostate surgery

DENVER, July 26 (UPI) -- Denver Nuggets Coach George Karl reportedly will undergo surgery for prostate cancer.

NBA suspends George Karl

NEW YORK, June 3 (UPI) -- The NBA announced Friday that Denver Nuggets Coach George Karl has been suspended for the first three games of next season for violating league rules.

NBA suspends George Karl

NEW YORK, June 3 (UPI) -- The NBA announced Friday that Denver Nuggets Coach George Karl has been suspended for the first three games of next season for violating league rules regarding

NBA suspends George Karl

NEW YORK, June 3 (UPI) -- The NBA announced Friday that Denver Nuggets Coach George Karl has been suspended for the first three games of next season for violating league rules regarding

George Karl named coach of Nuggets

DENVER, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- George Karl, who has coached 16 years in the NBA, is the new coach of the Denver Nuggets, General Manager Kiki Vandeweghe announced Thursday.

George Karl out in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, July 20 (UPI) -- The Milwaukee Bucks and Coach George Karl came to a mutual parting of the ways on Sunday.
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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
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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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