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:
|NBA -- Raptors outlast Nets in OT, 127-122|
By Ben Paz, Sun, 01 Feb 2015SONSONA & CASIMERO BOUND FOR THE U.S FOR TRAINING
By , Sun, 01 Feb 2015WBC, WBA, IBF MOVING TOWARDS CROWNING ONE WORLD CHAMPION IN EACH DIVISION
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 31 Jan 2015Arizona Boxing News & Notes With Don Smith: Finding the Truth? Boxing at La Princesa & Manny
By Don Smith, Sat, 31 Jan 2015GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS SIGNS MARCELINO LOPEZ
By , Sat, 31 Jan 2015Adones, Palicte, Thais make weight limit
By Lito delos Reyes, Sat, 31 Jan 2015NO CONTRACT PREPARED AS YET FOR PACQUIAO-MAYWEATHER FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 31 Jan 2015DEAR FLOYD
By Reni M. Valenzuela, Sat, 31 Jan 2015NBA -- Irving's career-high 55 points lift Cavs over Blazers 99-94
By Jose Carlos Monroy, Sat, 31 Jan 2015NBA --BUCKS SIGN MARTIN FOR REMAINDER OF SEASON
By , Sat, 31 Jan 2015BOB ARUM GUEST OF PETER MUSGNI ON ‘TEKA MUNA’ OVER dzMM TELERADYO ON SATURDAY
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 30 Jan 2015PHOTOS: PACQUIAO PLAYS BASKETBALL IN GLENDALE, CA
By , Fri, 30 Jan 2015DIALE’S INDONESIAN OPPONENT SIX POUNDS OVER THE FLYWEIGHT LIMIT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 30 Jan 2015TRIBUTE TO DONNIE NIETES ON ‘THE MAIN EVENT’ THIS SATURDAY AT 8:30 P.M. ON PBO-SKY CABLE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 30 Jan 2015PHOTOS: 'TIBAY NG PINOY 6' FINAL PRESSCON
By , Fri, 30 Jan 2015WBC PRESIDENT SULAIMAN APPROVES VACANT NABF TITLE FIGHT FOR DONAIRE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 30 Jan 2015FRANCISCO VARGAS VS. WILL TOMLINSON TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, JANUARY 31
By , Fri, 30 Jan 2015Sammy Vasquez Jr. Faces Emmanuel Lartey on ShoBox, Friday, Feb. 20 Live on SHOWTIME From Pittsburgh
By , Fri, 30 Jan 2015PACQUIAO RETURNS TO L.A.
By , Thu, 29 Jan 2015PINOY PRIDE 29 COMPLETE LINE-UP
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Thu, 29 Jan 2015NBA -- The Memphis Grizzlies: A team to watch
By Adeline Deladisma, Thu, 29 Jan 2015NBA -- Howard-less Rockets handle Mavs, 99-94
By Franco Ching Alsay, Thu, 29 Jan 2015KONCZ WASN'T IMPRESSED WITH MISS PHILIPPINES
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 29 Jan 2015ARUM HOPES A PACQUIAO-MAYWEATHER FIGHT WILL BE WRAPPED UP BY END OF THE WEEK
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 29 Jan 2015