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George Karl agrees to contract extension with Denver

Mar 8, 2011, 5:44 PM EDT

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We told you it was close last week, and apparently now close is a reality.

George Karl has agreed to a three-year extension with the Denver Nuggets, according to a tweet from Chris Broussard of ESPN. The team has an option for a fourth year, Ken Berger of CBSSports adds.

To get an idea just how much Karl means to this team, remember how steep the drop off was when he was out — due to cancer from which he thankfully has recovered — and Adrian Dantley had to guide them into the post-season. The Nuggets were not the same.

Karl is a good fit in Denver, a player that really likes to push the pace but whose teams like to play defense. That seems a good fit with the rebuilding process we are about to see in Denver in the wake of the Carmelo Anthony trade.


  1. denverhoopdreams - Mar 8, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    Karl is going to make this current team and any other additions we get a contendor as soon as the lockout gets out of the way.

  2. rushbacker - Mar 8, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Great to have ya back, coach!

  3. rapmusicmademedoit - Mar 8, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    I wonder if he cried after signing the contract

    • denverhoopdreams - Mar 9, 2011 at 11:13 AM

      Was this your best attempt at being funny?

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