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  1. Report: George Karl to return to Nuggets regardless of trade

    Jan 11, 2011, 6:54 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Denver Nuggets

    Would you think that George Karl, who will turn 60 next season after 22 years of NBA coaching, might not want to take on a rebuilding project. But apparently he does, telling the team he would stay even if they gut the team as part of the Carmelo Anthony trade, according to Chris Tomasson at…

  2. Nuggets called Timberwolves about Kevin Love last summer

    Dec 29, 2010, 8:12 PM EDT

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    It seemed last season that the Minnesota Timberwolves didn’t have a ton of love for Kevin Love. This season his play demanded it. But before the Wolves caught on, there were teams that recognized what the Wolves had and they coveted it. Nuggets coach George Karl said Wednesday that Denver called Minnesota about Kevin Love’s availability last…

  3. Rudy Gay suspended for Saturday; George Karl, Andre Miller each get fined

    Dec 18, 2010, 5:20 PM EDT

    Rudy Gay

    NBA VP of basketball operations and official Scrooge Stu Jackson was a busy man Saturday handing out lumps of coal to players and coaches he thought had been naughty. Rudy Gay has been suspended one game for his body check from behind of Luis Scola in the Grizzlies loss Friday night to the Rockets. The…

  4. George Karl joins the 1,000-win club

    Dec 10, 2010, 10:55 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Denver Nuggets

    The last time George Karl coached a team with a losing record, Notre Dame was the undefeated national champions, the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series and the Democrats thought it was a good idea to nominate Michael Dukakis for president of the United States. Karl has coached a long time and won in…

  5. Kevin Garnett explains cancer comment to George Karl

    Dec 9, 2010, 8:50 AM EDT

    George Karl, Kevin Garnett

    Remember when Charlie Villanueva tweeted that Kevin Garnett crossed the line saying he looked like a cancer patient? And Garnett defended himself by saying no, I called you a cancer to your team and the league? Ahh, those were the days. Cancer patients found the entire thing pretty distasteful. Rightfully. Nuggets coach George Karl is…

  6. George Karl to go for 1,000th win Tuesday in Charlotte

    Dec 6, 2010, 12:21 PM EDT

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    Right now, six coaches in NBA history have had 1,000 or more wins —Lenny Wilkens, Don Nelson, Larry Brown, Pat Riley, Jerry Sloan and Phil Jackson. Elite coaches. Soon that will be seven, as George Karl stands at 999 and ready to walk through that door. He told FanHouse he’s not convinced he belongs. “There’s…

  7. Nuggets looking to lock up Karl for 3-year extension

    Dec 4, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Denver Nuggets

    If you want proof of how you need not commit to overreactions based on a few years of play and to try and weather the storms of violent change that regularly sweep through the NBA, look no further than George Karl. In 2007-2008, there was a very real movement to fire George Karl. The team…

  8. George Karl, J.R. Smith having annual head-butting session

    Nov 18, 2010, 12:10 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Denver Nuggets

    Every fall the leaves change color, the air gets crisper, our minds drift to eating turkey and pumpkin pie…. And George Karl and J.R. Smith butt heads. Like bighorn sheep. Over style of play, decision making, what color is the new black this fall, fitting in the system, the ending of LOST, defense, what direction…

  9. George Karl says he wants to coach next season, but health will determine

    Nov 16, 2010, 10:42 PM EDT

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    In one sense, George Karl is just like Carmelo Anthony, Kenyon Martin and JR Smith — who knows if they will be back with the Nuggets next season. Except Karl is for a refreshingly non-monetary reason, as he told the Associated Press before the game. It’s all about his health. “At the end of the…

  10. Someone wants to stay in Denver: George Karl would like an extension

    Oct 26, 2010, 10:19 AM EDT

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    George Karl doesn’t care that Carmelo Anthony’s extension sits unsigned, he wants to stay in Denver. He told FanHouse he wants a multi-year deal. “I don’t like being a businessman,” Karl said in an interview Monday with FanHouse. “But, if that’s what I have to be, I will be.” “I’m going to live in Denver…

  11. Doc Rivers reports he’s cancer free after surgery

    Oct 19, 2010, 11:03 PM EDT

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    This is very good news, the last thing we want to see is another top coach with throat cancer. Doc Rivers returned to the Celtics practice today and said that biopsies taken during his Sunday surgery to relieve pressure on his vocal chords (that kept him out of practice Monday) came back as benign. He…

  12. What George Karl really told Carmelo Anthony

    Oct 8, 2010, 10:12 PM EDT

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    A few days into training camp, George Karl and Carmelo Anthony had a sit down that has been the focus of a lot of speculation. What exactly did Karl say. He opened up about that a little more on 104.3 The Fan in Denver the other day (transcript by Sports Radio Interviews). Karl is a…

  13. NBA Preview: Denver Nuggets

    Oct 7, 2010, 12:51 PM EDT

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    Last season: 53-29, tied them for the four seed in the West, but without George Karl on the sidelines (due to cancer treatments) they got bumped off in six games by a Mehmet Okur-less Jazz team. Head Coach: George Karl is back after missing the second half of last season ad the playoffs battling throat…

  14. George Karl has a theory on the LeBron criticism

    Oct 2, 2010, 5:47 PM EDT

    So there was “The Decision.” And then the backlash to the “The Decision.” And then reaction to the backlash of “The Decision.” And now criticism of the reaction to the backlash of “The Decision.” Kill me. So after LeBron pulled out the race card (which I actually don’t begrudge him for, it’s just an opinion,…

  15. George Karl asks Carmelo Anthony to focus on this season, not next

    Sep 30, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

    George Karl and Carmelo Anthony finally had a sit down, face-to-face conversation. The two guys that, one way or another, will most determine just how far the Nuggets go this season. Karl’s words — focus on this team, this season. Not trades or the summer. Be present, because this Nuggets team could be good. Anthony…

  16. Carmelo Anthony sounds like LeBron, says he'll keep his options open

    Sep 27, 2010, 3:32 PM EDT

    “I’m here today… Whatever the future holds, it holds. I’m leaving my options open right now. That was Carmelo Anthony today, sounding a lot like LeBron James a year before. What the Denver Nuggets want to avoid is a LeBron repeat — an entire season of speculation followed by losing their best player and getting…

  17. Anthony still wants out in Denver, but deals to move him are complex

    Sep 16, 2010, 9:31 AM EDT

    It’s really a two-step process for the Nuggets to move on and trade Carmelo Anthony. And while most of us are having fun playing around with step two, the Nuggets still seem to be on step one. Step one: Accept that he is going to leave and that you have to trade him. Step two:…

  18. George Karl cleared by doctors, will be back on Nuggets bench

    Sep 3, 2010, 9:08 AM EDT

    This may be the best news we’ve heard all summer. From the Denver Post comes the official word from coach George Karl. “It’s official,” George Karl said Thursday just before taking off for a long Labor Day weekend with family. “I’ve been cleared to go for it. My PET scan came back great.” Karl will…

  19. Denver telling teams Carmelo Anthony is not on trading block. For now.

    Sep 2, 2010, 8:39 AM EDT

    The Denver Nuggets have not given up hope. While it seems the Carmelo Anthony has made up his mind he wants out of Denver, the Nuggets are counting on new general manager Masai Ujiri and coach George Karl to change his mind. Ujiri — who had a good relationship with Anthony when Ujiri was a…

  20. George Karl was "surprised" the Nuggets let go Mark Warkentien

    Sep 1, 2010, 10:40 AM EDT

    Ultimately, here is what it comes down to when Carmelo Anthony looks at that three-year, $65 million extension the Denver Nuggets put on the table: Do I trust the organization? Does he trust their management? Does he trust that they can keep a winner on the court? Does he trust the new regime of Josh…

  21. Kenyon Martin feels Carmelo's Anthony's pain

    Aug 19, 2010, 11:17 AM EDT

    While certain agents and back-room deal loves may be pushing for fast action, nothing fast is going to happen with Carmelo Anthony. Denver needs to get a general manager first. Then this GM will want to talk to ‘Melo face-to-face, Then the powers that be need decide if they are going to trade him or…

  22. George Karl expects son Coby to be waived by Nuggets

    Aug 11, 2010, 12:21 PM EDT

    Every Summer League we watch Coby Karl just make smart plays and knock down shots, then we wonder why he can’t stick on an NBA roster. Well, the sad trend appears ready to continue. If Karl is not waived by the Denver Nuggets by Sunday (before Aug. 15) his contract for next year becomes guaranteed…

  23. George Karl pulls the company line, says he is fine with front office changes

    Aug 4, 2010, 1:40 PM EDT

    George Karl has more important things to worry about than the Denver Nuggets front office situation. The man just returned to eating solid foods and he wants to have his cancer far enough in the rearview mirror that he can be on the Nuggets bench when the season starts. But when contacted by the Denver…

  24. George Karl plans to coach when the season starts, but no guarantees

    Jul 28, 2010, 4:58 PM EDT

    George Karl is doing well. That is really all that matters. The good news is he is feeling well enough to come back and coach next season, he told Dan Patrick on his widely syndicated radio show. But there are now guarantees. “I’ve committed but it’s not a guarantee. The doctor’s up until probably October…

  25. Phil Jackson says George Karl's illness may impact his return

    Jun 27, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT

    George Karl is battling throat cancer at the moment. It’s been a terribly painful process, one that forced him to miss the Nuggets’ short-lived playoff run. On top of being, you know, cancer. Turns out what Karl’s going through is making Phil Jackson think long and hard about his own career. Jackson was speaking at…

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