George Karl

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George Karl Will Not Return As Nuggets Coach

Less than a month after winning the NBA’s Coach of the Year award, Karl’s tenure with the Nuggets is over after 8½ seasons. His departure comes shortly after Masai Ujiri, the league’s executive of the year, left to become GM of the Toronto Raptors.

06/07/2013

George Karl speaks to the media after being named Coach of the Year. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nuggets Fire NBA’s Coach Of The Year George Karl

In a move that will certainly raise some eyebrows around the league, the Nuggets have fired NBA Coach of the Year George Karl.

670 The Score–06/06/2013

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Karl Wins NBA’s Coach Of The Year; Thibodeau Finishes 8th

Despite coaching the Bulls to a fifth-seed in the playoffs without Derrick Rose, Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau finished eighth in voting.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2013

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Warriors Vs. Nuggets Preview: Faried To Start, Curry Hoping To Play

Whether the pain in Stephen Curry’s sprained left ankle will subside enough for him to be on the court when the Golden State Warriors host the Denver Nuggets is not something the point guard could say for sure.

04/26/2013

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Nuggets Secure 3rd Seed With 118-98 Win Over Suns

The Denver Nuggets secured the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs by routing the Phoenix Suns 118-98 on Wednesday night behind 21 points from Wilson Chandler and 20 from Andre Iguodala.

04/18/2013

Wilson Chandler #21 of the Denver Nuggets rises for a dunk against Vladimir Radmanovic #77 of the Chicago Bulls on February 7, 2013 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Faried, Chandler Lead Nuggets Past Bulls 128-96

The Denver Nuggets’ second-year star celebrated his invitation to the league’s annual slam dunk contest with a series of rim-rattling, crowd-pleasing jams that set the tone for the Nuggets’ eighth straight win, a 128-96 rout of the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night.

02/08/2013

Carlos Boozer #5 of the Chicago Bulls tries to get off a shot between Wilson Chandler #21 and Kenneth Faried #35 of the Denver Nuggets at the United Center on March 26, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Nuggets defeated the Bulls 108-91. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Lawson Leads Nuggets Over Bulls 108-91

Ty Lawson tied a season high with 27 points, Arron Afflalo added 22 and the Denver Nuggets shot 50 percent Monday night to beat the Chicago Bulls 108-91.

03/26/2012

Tom Thibodeau

Thompson: The NBA Coach Of The Year Award Goes To…

Several NBA coaches have turned in stellar performances this season, but Tom Thibodeau and George Karl have risen above the rest

670 The Score–04/13/2011