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April 30, 2012 | By Mark Medina
If at first you don't succeed, try again. The Nuggets threw a dizzying array of double teams at the Lakers' Andrew Bynum, but he just punished them in their 103-88 Game 1 victory Sunday over Denver with his own block party. Denver Coach George Karl felt the literal and figurative rejection, causing him to try plan B. Work the officials. "He was playing nice illegal defense," Karl told reporters, including the Denver Post's Benjamin Hochman . "He was zoned up good.
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October 29, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
Steve Nash might not have a choice about any of this. Father Time has been giving him a full-court press since last season. He'll be 40 in February. So he's on board with the Lakers' experiment that might debut Wednesday at Golden State. Nash could be sitting out the second night of back-to-back situations. "I want to play them all, but if missing the back end of some or all the back-to-backs prevents me from missing a month or two because of injury, then I think it's something you've got to look at," Nash said Tuesday.
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June 6, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
As the NBA coaching carousel continues to spin, the Clippers too find themselves caught up in the whirlwind of it all because they're still looking for a coach. Now that George Karl has been fired by the Denver   Nuggets, he has become a strong candidate to replace former Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro along with Indiana Pacers associate head coach Brian Shaw, according to two NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Clippers owner Donald Sterling really likes Karl, one executive said.
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June 6, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
It's no longer a blah summer for free agents not named Chris Paul or Dwight Howard. One of the best coaching minds in NBA history just became available, which should prompt the Clippers to wrap their heads around the possibilities. Hiring George Karl would be the final frontier for the Clippers to become a Finals contender. A big-time team needs a heavyweight coach, and Karl certainly qualifies after unexpectedly coming onto the market Thursday when the Denver Nuggets inexplicably fired him after he won the coach of the year award in the wake of squabbles over a contract extension.
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March 1, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
DENVER--As if George Karl needed another reason to loathe the Lakers. The self-styled Lakers hater watched video of Metta World Peace smacking Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried in the mouth Monday and came away with a fairly straightforward review: two thumbs down. “I saw it on film and I thought it was - whatever the word is - premeditated,” Karl said Friday about a play toward the end of the third quarter in which no foul was called. The NBA seemed to agree, retroactively assessing World Peace a flagrant 2 foul on Thursday.
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October 16, 2010 | By Baxter Holmes
Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak watched an old friend walk toward him Saturday night, but just stared for a moment when he got there. His friend didn't look like he remembered him, at least not in the body. "The face looks like George," Kupchak said. Much of the rest doesn't. George Karl, the Denver Nuggets' coach, underwent treatment for a form of neck and throat cancer in the off-season, and has lost about 50 pounds. "I haven't found many suits that fit me, I know that," Karl said.
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April 30, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Game stories -- The Denver Post's Benjamin Hochman examines George Karl's contention that Andrew Bynum played plenty of illegal defense in the Lakers' 103-88 win Sunday over the Nuggets in Game 1 of their playoff series. -- The Times' Mike Bresnahan credits Bynum's defensive effort for leading the Lakers to victory. -- The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding believes the Lakers' success will depend on their defense. -- The Daily News' Elliott Teaford highlights Bynum's block party.
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April 28, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
The Denver Nuggets arrived in Los Angeles facing a 3-0 deficit, an odd spot to be in before a playoff opener. That's the discrepancy in star power between the Lakers of Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol and the Nuggets of zero players likely to get into Staples Center without ID on Sunday before Game 1 of the first-round series. Bryant, Bynum and Gasol have each won multiple NBA championships. No Nugget has even reached the Finals. Bryant was the league's most valuable player in 2008, and Bynum and Gasol have been All-Stars.
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June 6, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
In another bizarre twist for the Denver Nuggets, they have reportedly fired George Karl after the NBA's coach of the year had asked the team about extending his contract past next season. This gives the Nuggets a second vacancy after General Manager Masai Ujiri, the NBA's executive of the year, recently departed for Toronto. Nuggets President Josh Kroenke told the Denver Post that because of the uncertainty with Karl's contract situation and Karl's possible interest in the Clippers' coaching opening, Kroenke wanted to start anew with another coach.
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May 8, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
George Karl led the Denver Nuggets to a team-record 57 wins without a big name on his roster. For that endeavor, Karl earned the NBA's Coach of the Year award on Wednesday. He received 62 first-place votes, followed by Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat with 24 votes from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. New York's Mike Woodson finished third and San Antonio's Gregg Popovich , who won the award last season, was fourth. The Nuggets were 57-25 -- the league's fourth-best record -- and captured the No. 3 seeding in the Western Conference.
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June 6, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
As the NBA coaching carousel continues to spin, the Clippers too find themselves caught up in the whirlwind of it all because they're still looking for a coach. Now that George Karl has been fired by the Denver   Nuggets, he has become a strong candidate to replace former Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro along with Indiana Pacers associate head coach Brian Shaw, according to two NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Clippers owner Donald Sterling really likes Karl, one executive said.
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June 6, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
In another bizarre twist for the Denver Nuggets, they have reportedly fired George Karl after the NBA's coach of the year had asked the team about extending his contract past next season. This gives the Nuggets a second vacancy after General Manager Masai Ujiri, the NBA's executive of the year, recently departed for Toronto. Nuggets President Josh Kroenke told the Denver Post that because of the uncertainty with Karl's contract situation and Karl's possible interest in the Clippers' coaching opening, Kroenke wanted to start anew with another coach.
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May 8, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
George Karl led the Denver Nuggets to a team-record 57 wins without a big name on his roster. For that endeavor, Karl earned the NBA's Coach of the Year award on Wednesday. He received 62 first-place votes, followed by Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat with 24 votes from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. New York's Mike Woodson finished third and San Antonio's Gregg Popovich , who won the award last season, was fourth. The Nuggets were 57-25 -- the league's fourth-best record -- and captured the No. 3 seeding in the Western Conference.
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May 8, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni did not receive any votes for the "2013-13 NBA Coach of the Year. " George Karl, of the Denver Nuggets, was awarded the Red Auerbach Trophy for leading the Denver Nuggets to a 57-25 record.  The Nuggets were recently eliminated in the first-round of the playoffs by the surprising Golden State Warriors. Despite the Lakers' 28-12 finish over their final 40 games (a 57-win pace), D'Antoni was overlooked in favor of 14 other coaches receiving votes. Karl received 62-first place votes.  Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro received a first and second-place vote.
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March 2, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
Metta World Peace didn't want to talk. No way. No comment. Of course, he couldn't help himself and began a 16-minute discourse on a variety of topics. First and foremost: The NBA isn't doing enough to protect Lakers teammate Dwight Howard. "Dwight gets fouled a lot intentionally. Dwight goes up, they push him in the back," World Peace said Saturday. "So I'll let you guys do your research from here on out, just monitor how Dwight gets fouled. Is it an intentional foul or not?
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March 1, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
DENVER--As if George Karl needed another reason to loathe the Lakers. The self-styled Lakers hater watched video of Metta World Peace smacking Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried in the mouth Monday and came away with a fairly straightforward review: two thumbs down. “I saw it on film and I thought it was - whatever the word is - premeditated,” Karl said Friday about a play toward the end of the third quarter in which no foul was called. The NBA seemed to agree, retroactively assessing World Peace a flagrant 2 foul on Thursday.
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March 1, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
DENVER - As if George Karl needed another reason to loathe the Lakers. The self-avowed Lakers hater watched video of Metta World Peace smacking Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried in the mouth Monday and came away with a fairly straightforward review: two thumbs down. "I saw it on film and I thought it was - whatever the word is - premeditated," Karl, the veteran Nuggets coach, said Friday about a play toward the end of the third quarter in which no foul was called. The NBA seemed to agree, retroactively assessing World Peace a flagrant-2 foul Thursday.
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February 25, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times
DENVER - It's been awhile since Dwight Howard's free-throw shooting became a headline. It happened Monday. He made three of 14 from the line in the Lakers' 119-108 loss to the Denver Nuggets, a woeful 21%. He actually made his first two, so you can imagine what happened from there. Everyone knows Howard will never win any free-throw contests. The carnival workers won't be handing out any stuffed animals when he steps up to the basketball booth and opens his wallet. But three for 14 tied his worst of the season when he's had more than 10 attempts.
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