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George Karl
George Karl
Karl during a Nuggets game in 2013.
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Position: Point Guard
League: ABA/NBA
Personal information
Full name: George Matthew Karl
Born: May 12, 1951 (1951-05-12) (age 73)
Penn Hills, Pennsylvania
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Physical stats
Listed height: 6 ft 2 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight: 185 lbs (102 kg)
Coaching career
Overall record: 1175-824
Best record: 63-19 (1993-94)
Titles: 0
Career: 1984-2016 (32 years)
Career information
High school: Penn Hills
(Penn Hills, Pennsylvania)
College: North Carolina (1970-1973)
NBA Draft: 1973 / Round: 4 / Pick: 66th
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career: 1973-1978 (5 years)
Coaching career: 1978-2016 (38 years)
Career history
As player:
1973-1978 San Antonio Spurs
As coach:
19781980 San Antonio Spurs (assistant)
1980–1983 Montana Golden Nuggets
19841986 Cleveland Cavaliers
19861988 Golden State Warriors
1988–1989 Albany Patroons
1989–1990 Real Madrid (Spain)
1990–1991 Albany Patroons
1991–1992 Real Madrid
19921998 Seattle SuperSonics
19982003 Milwaukee Bucks
20052013 Denver Nuggets
2015-2016 Sacramento Kings
Career highlights and awards
As player:
  • First-team All-ACC (1973)
  • 2× Second-team All-ACC (1971, 1972)
As coach:

George Matthew Karl (born May 12, 1951) is an American former basketball head coach and former player. Karl has coached 9 teams over 29 years, in his career Karl has led his teams to NBA Playoffs 26 out of his 29 seasons with a NBA Finals appearance in 1996 with the Seattle SuperSonics which ended in a lost to the Chicago Bulls. He is one of 9 coaches in NBA history to have won 1,000 NBA games and was named NBA Coach of the Year for the 2012-13 season. He is the father of former player and coach Coby Karl.