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| 2005-06

NBA coach George Karl
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- Coach George Karl became 19th head coach in Denver Nuggets history on January 27, 2005

- Enters 2005-06 season as the 13th-winningest coach in NBA history

- Karl has amassed more than 700 wins in his 17 seasons in the NBA

- Has not posted a losing record in 12-straight seasons

- Coach George Karl's teams have captured five division titles and have qualified for the playoffs 13 times

- Reached the NBA finals with the 1996 Seattle SuperSonics, who lost to the Chicago Bulls

- Before the Nuggets, Karl served as head coach for the Milwaukee Bucks (1998-03), the SuperSonics (1991-98), the Golden State Warriors (1986-88) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (1984-86), compiling an overall record of 708-499 (.587)

- Turns teams around quickly

- Originally got into coaching as an assistant with the San Antonio Spurs (ABA) under current Nuggets coaching consultant Doug Moe

- George Karl's first head coaching position was with the Montana Golden Nuggets of the CBA in 1980 and went on to become one of the most successful coaches in that league’s history

- Three-time CBA Coach of the Year (1981, ’83 and ’91), Karl compiled a 176-66 (.727) record in five CBA seasons

- Led the Albany Patroons to a league record 50-6 mark in 1990-91, including a perfect 28-0 at home

- Coached two years in Spain for Real Madrid

- In 2001, Karl was selected as the head coach of USA Basketball's 2002 World Championship Team that competed in the 2002 FIBA World Basketball Championships in Indianapolis

- After coaching the Bucks, George Karl was an NBA analyst on ESPN

- As a player, George Karl averaged 6.5 points and 3.0 assists per game over five seasons in the ABA and NBA

- George Karl attended the University of North Carolina. In his junior season he helped lead the Tar Heels reach the 1972 NCAA Final Four

- As a player, during his sophomore season (1970-71) he helped UNC win an NIT title

- George Karl was drafted by the New York Knicks in the fourth round of the 1973 Draft, though he signed with the San Antonio Spurs of the ABA

- Played five seasons, the final two in the NBA after the 1976 NBA/ABA merger.







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