George Karl named Coach of the Year
By Ricardo Gardunio
Thu, 09 May 2013
CHICAGO - George Karl has won the NBA’s Coach of the Year award for the first time in his illustrious 25 years as a head coach. Karl guided the Denver Nuggets to 57 wins and finished with the league's fourth best record. He joins Doug Moe as the only Denver coaches to win this distinct honor.
Karl received 62 first-place votes, followed by Eric Spoelstra with 24 first-place votes. Mike Woodson finished third, and Greg Popovich, who won the award last year, finished in fourth.
"I am honored and energized to represent coaching and be their ambassador as coach of the year and continue to symbolize the great coaching there is in the NBA," Karl said in a statement. "There are probably seven or eight guys who are deserving of it and another 10 or 15 other coaches who have done a great job and aren't getting any recognition."
The Nuggets were one of the hottest teams down the stretch, winning a team record 15 straight and finishing 24-4 after the All-Star break. The Nuggets relied on an up-tempo offense and deep bench all season long. They led the league scoring, fast break points, and points in the paint.
The award was bitter-sweet for Karl, after getting ousted by the Golden State Warriors in the first round. It was his fourth straight first round exit in the playoffs. Karl has completed 21 straight seasons without a losing record, which is tied for Phil Jackson for the longest such streak in NBA history. (Ricky Gardunio)
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ricardo Gardunio.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|PACQUIAO REFUSES TO SLOW DOWN (PHOTOS)|
By Eddie Alinea, Tue, 21 Apr 2015ARIZA ISN’T BOTHERED BY FLOYD MAYWEATHER SR’S TIRADE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 21 Apr 2015PAGCALIWANGAN SCORES KNOCKOUT WIN IN TORONTO
By Rob Cruz, Tue, 21 Apr 2015WATCH “MAY-PAC” BUT BUY IT NOT
By Reni M. Valenzuela, Tue, 21 Apr 2015PETALCORIN IN BEIJING FOR TITLE DEFENSE
By , Tue, 21 Apr 2015NBA Playoffs -- Warriors dust off slow start, take Game 2
By Laurence Agbulos, Tue, 21 Apr 2015NBA Playoffs -- Butler shines, Bulls soar to 2-0 lead
By Anthony Rozic, Tue, 21 Apr 2015PHOTOS: PACQUIAO WILDCARD WORKOUT WITH 12 DAYS TO GO
By , Tue, 21 Apr 2015QUOTES FROM CANELO ALVAREZ' SAN DIEGO MEDIA WORKOUT
By , Tue, 21 Apr 2015Mercito Gesta, Carlos Molina & antonio orozco san diego media workout quotes
By , Tue, 21 Apr 2015SOUTH AFRICAN PROMOTER SUSPENDED BY IBO FOR NON-PAYMENT OF FIGHTERS
By , Tue, 21 Apr 2015MAASIN CITY HONORS ITS FAVORITE BOXING SON PRINCE ALBERT PAGARA
By Maloney L. Samaco, Tue, 21 Apr 2015NBA -- Chaos in Chicago
By Kristy Gonowon, Tue, 21 Apr 2015KONCZ DENIES REPORT OF FILIPINO BOXERS ON PACQUIAO-MAYWEATHER UNDERCARD
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 21 Apr 2015IBO SUSPENSION OF PROMOTER OF LORETO-JOYI TITLE REMATCH FOR NON-PAYMENT OF BOXERS
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 21 Apr 2015Bryant Jennings Arrives in NYC for Klitschko Clash
By , Tue, 21 Apr 2015SYSTEM BREAKDOWN FORCES CANCELLATION OF PACQUIAO’S INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CALL
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 21 Apr 2015147-Pound Weight Class Takes Center Stage Again For Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao Super Fight
By , Tue, 21 Apr 2015This is what boxing lives for
By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 21 Apr 2015FAN FAVORITES ROBERTO GARCIA & ARTUR SZPILKA SHINE AT UIC PAVILION IN CHICAGO ON FRIDAY, APRIL 24
By , Tue, 21 Apr 2015Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Greg Cohen Promotions Proudly Announce 'Championship Boxing on CBS Sports Network'
By , Tue, 21 Apr 2015Mendon Twin Drive-In to show UFC 186 this Saturday night
By , Tue, 21 Apr 2015Jimmy Slattery book author Rick Blake to be Ring 8 Guest Speaker Tuesday night in New York
By , Tue, 21 Apr 2015Four Pinoy boxers still need visas for Pacquiao-Mayweather fight
By Lito delos Reyes, Tue, 21 Apr 2015