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George Karl

Former Professional Basketball Player, Former Denver Nuggets Head Coach

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George Karl Biography

George Karl is in his fourth season as head coach of the Denver Nuggets and has the team in the Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers. He’s compiled a 235-161 record during his time in Denver.

Karl signed with the ABA’s San Antonio Spurs after a successful college career at the University of North Carolina. After the Spurs joined the NBA in 1976, Karl played for another two years before becoming an assistant coach with the team. He then moved onto the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) as head coach of the Montana Golden Nuggets , where he was named CBA Coach of the Year twice, in 1981 and 1983.

In 1984, George Karl became head coach of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers until he was fired in 1986. He then coached the Golden State Warriors, where he led the Warriors to a first-round upset in his first season. After being fired in 1988 after a tough start to the season, Karl returned to the CBA in 1988 as coach of the Albany Patroons, winning the coach of the year award in 1989. He also spent two years in Spain coaching the Real Madrid basketball team.

George Karl returned to the NBA as coach of the Seattle SuperSonics from 1991-1998, leading them to the NBA Finals in 1996 where they lost to the Chicago Bulls in six games. During Karl’s tenure in Seattle, the Sonics averaged 59 wins per season and won 357 games – second only to Chicago during that span. He led the Sonics to three 60-win season, had just one losing month and never had a losing streak longer than three games. Only three coaches have led their teams to more 60-win seasons in NBA history: Pat Riley (seven), Phil Jackson (six) and K.C. Jones (four).

In 1998, Karl was named head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, where he rebuilt a struggling team in his first three years, steadily increasing win totals and guiding the team within one game of the NBA Finals in 2001. He was fired from the Bucks in 2003 and, after serving as an NBA analyst for ESPN, returned to the league in 2005 when he was named head coach of the Nuggets.

Among George Karl’s coaching achievements include becoming the fifth coach in NBA history to lead at least three different teams to division titles and being the 12th-winningest coach in NBA history with 784 wins. In fact, of the 11 men ahead of him on the all-time wins list, only four - Phil Jackson, Red Auerbach, Pat Riley and Jerry Sloan - have a better winning percentage.

Karl has earned numerous accolades during his coaching career, including nine Coach of the Month honors, which ties him with Phil Jackson for second-most in NBA history.

A prostate cancer survivor, Karl has three children – daughters Kelci and Kaci Grace and son Coby.

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Furious George: My Forty Years Surviving NBA Divas, Clueless GMs, and Poor Shot Selection

Furious George: My Forty Years Surviving NBA Divas, Clueless GMs, and Poor Shot Selection

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George Karl Biography

George Karl is in his fourth season as head coach of the Denver Nuggets and has the team in the Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers. He’s compiled a 235-161 record during his time in Denver.

Karl signed with the ABA’s San Antonio Spurs after a successful college career at the University of North Carolina. After the Spurs joined the NBA in 1976, Karl played for another two years before becoming an assistant coach with the team. He then moved onto the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) as head coach of the Montana Golden Nuggets , where he was named CBA Coach of the Year twice, in 1981 and 1983.

In 1984, George Karl became head coach of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers until he was fired in 1986. He then coached the Golden State Warriors, where he led the Warriors to a first-round upset in his first season. After being fired in 1988 after a tough start to the season, Karl returned to the CBA in 1988 as coach of the Albany Patroons, winning the coach of the year award in 1989. He also spent two years in Spain coaching the Real Madrid basketball team.

George Karl returned to the NBA as coach of the Seattle SuperSonics from 1991-1998, leading them to the NBA Finals in 1996 where they lost to the Chicago Bulls in six games. During Karl’s tenure in Seattle, the Sonics averaged 59 wins per season and won 357 games – second only to Chicago during that span. He led the Sonics to three 60-win season, had just one losing month and never had a losing streak longer than three games. Only three coaches have led their teams to more 60-win seasons in NBA history: Pat Riley (seven), Phil Jackson (six) and K.C. Jones (four).

In 1998, Karl was named head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, where he rebuilt a struggling team in his first three years, steadily increasing win totals and guiding the team within one game of the NBA Finals in 2001. He was fired from the Bucks in 2003 and, after serving as an NBA analyst for ESPN, returned to the league in 2005 when he was named head coach of the Nuggets.

Among George Karl’s coaching achievements include becoming the fifth coach in NBA history to lead at least three different teams to division titles and being the 12th-winningest coach in NBA history with 784 wins. In fact, of the 11 men ahead of him on the all-time wins list, only four - Phil Jackson, Red Auerbach, Pat Riley and Jerry Sloan - have a better winning percentage.

Karl has earned numerous accolades during his coaching career, including nine Coach of the Month honors, which ties him with Phil Jackson for second-most in NBA history.

A prostate cancer survivor, Karl has three children – daughters Kelci and Kaci Grace and son Coby.

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FAQs on booking George Karl

  • How to book George Karl?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like George Karl for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for George Karl, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for George Karl or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book George Karl?

    Booking fees for George Karl, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire George Karl, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for George Karl?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like George Karl for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book George Karl for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent George Karl or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for George Karl or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

George Karl is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book George Karl for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. George Karl generally travels from Denver, CO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Michael Malone, Mike Schlappi, Steve Lavin, Roy Williams and Pat Williams. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling George Karl for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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