Coach to Coach: Nuggets Head Coach George Karl

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If you haven’t had a chance to read Rick Reilly’s piece “George vs. The Dragon” you should check it out.

Rick chronicles a day in the life of Nuggets coach George Karl, who is undergoing radiation treatment to combat throat and neck cancer. It is a raw and compelling account that gives us an understanding of what George is going through and an appreciation for his resilience and spirit.

No doubt George’s display of strength and courage is inspiring his players on the court even when he’s absent from the sidelines. While George is trying not to let his players see the pain and suffering he’s going through, it’s evident that their number one concern is for his health and recovery.

This Nuggets team would love nothing more than to win the NBA Championship for their longtime coach this season.

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