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George Karl


Former NBA safeguard who became an extremely successful NBA mind trainer. He was called NBA Trainer of the entire year using the Denver Nuggets in 2013 after leading the group to 57 wins. In 2015, he became mind coach from the Sacramento Kings. He was a standout university basketball participant at UNC. On Dec 10, 2010, he became the seventh trainer in NBA background to earn 1,000 video games. His boy Coby Karl briefly performed for the LA Lakers. He coached Carmelo Anthony in the Denver Nuggets.

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Full Name George Karl
Date Of Birth May 12, 1951
Place Of Birth Penn Hills, PA
Height 1.88 m
Weight 84 kg
Profession Basketball Coach
Education Penn Hills High School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Nationality American
Children Coby Karl, Kaci Karl, Kelci Karl
Partner Kim Van Deraa
Awards NBA Coach of the Year Award, Jimmy V ESPY Award for Perseverance
Movies Sonicsgate
Star Sign Taurus

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1Hired as head coach of the NBA's Denver Nuggets on Thursday, January 27th, 2005. [January 2005]
2Head coach of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers (1984-1986), Golden State Warriors (1986-1988), Seattle SuperSonics (1991-1998), Milwaukee Bucks (1998-2003), and Denver Nuggets (January 2005-present).
3Head coach of the Continental Basketball Association's (CBA) Montana Golden Nuggets (1980-1983) and Albany Patroons (1990-1991).
4Named CBA Coach of the Year in 1981, 1983, and 1991.
5Father of Coby Karl.
6Played for the ABA/NBA San Antonio Spurs, 1973-1978.



Open Court2015TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Mike2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - ESPN NBA Analyst / Himself - Denver Nuggets Head Coach / Himself - ESPN College Basketball Analyst
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2007-2010TV SeriesHimself - Head Coach, Denver Nuggets (segment "Team Karl") / Himself - Head Coach, Denver Nuggets (segment "The Karls")
Stand Up to Cancer2010TV SpecialHimself
Sonicsgate2009DocumentaryHimself - NBA Coach
Imagine That2009Himself
Rome Is Burning2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
Pardon the Interruption2005-2009TV SeriesHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2001TV SeriesHimself
He Got Game1998Himself
1998 NBA All-Star Game1998TV SpecialHimself - Western Conference Head Coach
The 1996 NBA Finals1996TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Seattle Supersonics Head Coach
1996 NBA All-Star Game1996TV SpecialHimself - Western Conference Head Coach
1994 NBA All-Star Game1994TV SpecialHimself - Western Conference Head Coach

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Mike & Mike2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Sacramento Kings Head Coach / Himself - ESPN NBA Analyst
Rome Is Burning2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
Pardon the Interruption2006TV SeriesHimself

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