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:
|VAZQUEZ JR WON’T TAKE SONSONA LIGHTLY IN REMATCH|
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 23 Apr 2014NBA Playoffs -- Pacers cage Hawks to even series at 1-1
By Joan Secuya-Medida, Wed, 23 Apr 2014NBA Playoffs - Clippers bounce back big in Game 2, 138-98
By Mohan Labra Ramchandani, Wed, 23 Apr 2014FROILAN SALUDAR vs. MCWILLIAMS ARROYO FOR THE IBF WORLD #1 FLYWEIGHT ELIMINATION
By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014LUIS COLLAZO BIRTHDAY ROUNDTABLE QUOTES
By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014Gov. Solon updates DOH Secretary on provincial hospital
By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014FIVE BOUTS ADDED TO ONEFC: HONOR AND GLORY
By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014TOP PROMOTER LOU DIBELLA "DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT" CONFIRMED FOR INAUGURAL BOX FAN EXPO TO TAKE PLACE THIS SEPTEMBER IN LAS VEGAS
By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014NIETES STEPS UP IN SPARRING SESSIONS
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Wed, 23 Apr 2014Donaire - Vetyeka Title Fight on HBO, May 31, at Venetian Macao
By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014Iron Mike Productions returns Thursday to Sands Resort Bethlehem in PA
By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014DONAIRE TRAINING HARD FOR VETYEKA TITLE FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 22 Apr 2014PRO BOXING IN PINAMUNGAHAN APR.23
By , Tue, 22 Apr 2014PHOTOS: HERO'S WELCOME FOR CONG. PACQUIAO IN SARANGANI
By , Tue, 22 Apr 2014NBA Playoffs -- Blazers shock Houston in overtime thriller
By Rochelle Tubis, Tue, 22 Apr 2014NBA - Noah named Defensive Player of the Year
By Homer D. Sayson, Tue, 22 Apr 2014DID NOYNOY AQUINO BEAT MANNY PACQUIAO TO THE 3-POINTER?
By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 22 Apr 2014MARCOS MAIDANA AND ROBERT GARCIA MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL
By , Tue, 22 Apr 2014PINOY PRIDE 25 NIETES VS FUENTES II COMPLETE UNDERCARD LINE-UP
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Tue, 22 Apr 2014WBA Fedelatin Champion Michael Angelo 'The Artist' Perez is ready for war against Romero
By , Tue, 22 Apr 2014NBA Playoffs - Spurs handle Mavs to grab 1-0 series lead
By Homer D. Sayson, Tue, 22 Apr 2014NBA Playoffs -- Foul troubled Bulls fall to Wizards in Game 1
By Kristy Gonowon, Tue, 22 Apr 2014NBA Playoffs - Heat tame Bobcats, take Game 1
By Howell Labrador, Tue, 22 Apr 2014THE FILIPINO FLASH HEATS UP THE ALA GYM (PHOTOS)
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Mon, 21 Apr 2014