Head Coach of the Denver Nuggets
George Karl Speaker Profile
George Karl was born May 12, 1951 and is a retired 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.
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 and leading the team on an incredible run to the postseason. He also spent two years in Spain coaching the Real Madrid basketball team in 1989-90 and 1991-92.
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. Karl's son Coby was 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.
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.
On December 31, 2008, Karl reached 900 coaching career wins with his Denver Nuggets as he beat the Toronto Raptors.
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Posted on 9 May 2013 | 4:52 pm
Many coaches have won the Coach of the Year Award, but this year's recipient is special as George Karl battled cancer and came out onto and returned as head coach for the Denver Nuggets. George Karl successfully took a newly assembled team to the playoffs and gave the Warriors a run for their money before being eliminated in 6 games. Denver's 57-25 record was the fourth-best in the… [Read More]
Posted on 3 April 2013 | 1:46 pm
Denver Nuggets Coach and two-time cancer survivor George Karl will headline the sixth annual Colorado Culture of Health Conference on April 10, 2013. Held at the Denver Marriott City Center, the all-day conference will examine the impact of workforce wellness programs and offer strategies for building effective initiatives that attract strong employee participation. Karl, an advocate… [Read More]
Posted on 5 October 2012 | 8:11 pm
Denver Nuggets Head Coach George Karl is no stranger to battling cancer as he is a two-time cancer survivor. Since his recovery, he has dedicated a good percentage of his time to not only coaching, but also sharing his story as a survivor of cancer. George Karl will have the opportunity next week to share some of those stories as he most recent speaker added to the eighth annual Fast… [Read More]
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