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TheElusiveKyleOrton
02-16-2010, 03:37 PM
Twitter (Vic Lombardi): Doesn't sound like a trade. Another Denver TV station reporting that George Karl will announce a medical leave of absence.

press conference tonight at 7...

montrose
02-16-2010, 03:43 PM
Great news!!!

*EDIT* Meant to be sarcasm, because the life of being a Nuggets fan blows.

Chris
02-16-2010, 03:54 PM
It amazes me how grossly unhealthy so many pro sports coaches are. Maybe it's the hours but man... I couldn't think straight if I was that out of shape.

Now I'm speculating... it could be something else... but karl has always looked like he was on the verge of heart attack (especially in the playoffs).

Broncosfreak_56
02-16-2010, 03:57 PM
Great news!!!

Yep, thank god for that serious medical issue!!!11111111

Fusionfrontman
02-16-2010, 04:01 PM
Hope he gets well soon. I like him a lot.

strafen
02-16-2010, 04:54 PM
Like it or not, he's been the most successful coach in Denver in recent memories...
Godspeed...

montrose
02-16-2010, 04:59 PM
Yep, thank god for that serious medical issue!!!11111111

I wish him a speedy recovery.

Boobs McGee
02-16-2010, 05:00 PM
uh oh...do we know if it's him? or if it has to do with his son?

Man-Goblin
02-16-2010, 05:14 PM
uh oh...do we know if it's him? or if it has to do with his son?

Bucher said that he is battling cancer again.

strafen
02-16-2010, 05:24 PM
Bucher said that he is battling cancer again.Yup. Just heard it on Channel 4

theAPAOps5
02-16-2010, 05:26 PM
Great news!!!

Pretty weak bro, he supposedly has cancer again.

iDENVER
02-16-2010, 05:38 PM
Great news!!!

tsk tsk

KipCorrington25
02-16-2010, 05:52 PM
So who is the temporary coach? It will have to be Dantley, the rest of that staff are a bunch of nobodies.

montrose
02-16-2010, 05:54 PM
Pretty weak bro, he supposedly has cancer again.

I should have inserted these: GREAT NEWS!!!

DomCasual
02-16-2010, 05:58 PM
Man, none of the possibilities as to the reason can be good. I hope he's just a little tired and burned out, and that it isn't the cancer issues.

TerrElway
02-16-2010, 06:05 PM
No joke. The dude is a very good coach. No matter that I am a Jazz fan and would love to see the Nugs go into a funk, I don't want it at the expense of someone's health in a life or death scenario.

I was always impressed with how well he followed/supported his son as well. He was almost always in the stands at Utah State when Koby and BSU played there. That would be tough in the middle of the NBA season.

DomCasual
02-16-2010, 06:34 PM
Neck and throat cancer. He's going to try and stay around the team while he goes through six weeks of radiation and chemotherapy.

I wish he's just step away and rest. I had a friend that died from this about a year ago. He had a pretty rough go of it.

Best of luck to him.

montrose
02-16-2010, 06:41 PM
Sounds like he'll be missing a few games here and there depending on scheduling of his therapy sessions.

broncswin
02-16-2010, 06:55 PM
Great news!!!

don't be a dumb shiat

broncswin
02-16-2010, 06:56 PM
who takes over coaching duties in his absence?

Dudeskey
02-16-2010, 06:59 PM
Great news!!!

Yeah, lucky SOB, I want cancer. I mean god who doesn't want cancer. Its awesome.

On a more serious note, thats ****ed up, man :oyvey:

Here's hoping for a speedy & full recovery.

Dudeskey
02-16-2010, 07:03 PM
who takes over coaching duties in his absence?

Probably one of his assistants, not sure which...
Head Coach: George Karl
Assistant Coach: Adrian Dantley
Assistant Coach: Tim Grgurich
Assistant Coach: John Welch
Assistant Coach / Advance Scout: Chad Iske
Assistant Coach / Player Development: Jamahl Mosley
Player Development Coach: Stacey Augmon
Player Development Coach: Larry Mangino

http://www.nba.com/nuggets/staff_directory/staff_directory.html

RhymesayersDU
02-16-2010, 07:04 PM
Sad stuff, but everybody keeps saying it's treatable.

Of course, people always say stuff like that and things like "minor, routine surgery" when it's not them. So I don't want to downplay it.

Thoughts and prayers to Coach K.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
02-16-2010, 07:35 PM
thoughts and prayers, of course.

Is Mike Dunlop still bouncin' around without a permanent gig? Would love to see him on the Nugs bench....

24champ
02-16-2010, 07:42 PM
Thoughts and prayers to Coach K.

+1


Also I know Tim Grgurich since he lives in Las Vegas in the offseason and from his UNLV days. He is pretty much Karl's right hand man since he's been on his staff for a long time, including in Seattle. Be cool if he got the interim tag.

montrose
02-16-2010, 07:55 PM
AD will be the Interim Head Coach in those games.

DenverBrit
02-16-2010, 08:38 PM
Best wishes to George Karl.

Here's to a successful outcome and speedy recovery. :thumbsup:

Dagmar
02-16-2010, 09:13 PM
http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/35431516/ns/sports-nba/

Get well soon coach.

Boobs McGee
02-16-2010, 09:15 PM
thoughts and prayers coach karl

watermock
02-16-2010, 11:12 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/basketball/nba/nuggets/2010-02-16-karl-throat-cancer_N.htm

Radiation is worthless.

Win one for the Gipper!

Crushaholic
02-17-2010, 09:43 AM
The reaction to Montrose's comment shows that some people need to find a sense of humor. No decent human being would ever mean such a thing...

broncswin
02-17-2010, 10:22 AM
The reaction to Montrose's comment shows that some people need to find a sense of humor. No decent human being would ever mean such a thing...

So how in the hell are we suppose to know which "human being" is decent...there are a lot of sick people in this world

DenverBrit
02-17-2010, 01:28 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/basketball/nba/nuggets/2010-02-16-karl-throat-cancer_N.htm

Radiation is worthless.




"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." Abe Lincoln.