George Karl News & Bio


Name:George Karl
Hometown:Penn Hills, PA
High School:Penn Hills
Born:May 12, 1951 (70)
Height/Weight:6-3, 190
Position:Guard
Notes:Basketball First Team All-ACC (1973); NBA Head Coach
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Former UNC Basketball Star George Karl Reflects on Dean Smith, Vince Carter
Dean Smith prefaced each UNC basketball practice with a “Thought of the Day,” a method George Karl expounded upon in an interview with ESPN. “Most...

Healthy George Karl starts podcast, may someday coach again
George Karl hasn’t felt this healthy in years. He’s playing golf, biking, and finding time for yoga. The longtime NBA coach who fought cancer three...

George Karl defends call to ignore Michael Jordan, says he told team not to socialize with him
George Karl, as a former North Carolina Tar Heel, should've known better than to anger Michael Jordan. Yet during the 1996 NBA Finals, that's exactly...

Lucas: Day 2 UNC Point Guard Fan Favorite Voting
Today is the second day of voting in the North Carolina point guard fan favorite bracket. Some interesting matchups highlight your choices. Vote via the...

A snub from George Karl helped motivate Michael Jordan even more in 1996 NBA Finals
During episode 8 of ESPN’s “The Last Dance”, Michael Jordan told a story prior to Game 1 where he and Ahmad Rashad were out to...

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