George Karl was named the 2012-13 Coach of the Year after coaching the Nuggets to 57 wins in the regular season and a three-seed in the Western Conference playoffs. Karl’s group of Nuggets defied all odds, winning 15-straight games and leading the NBA with a 38-3 record at home.
Denver’s George Karl is the recipient of the Red Auerbach Trophy as the 2012-13 NBA Coach of the Year, the NBA announced Wednesday. Under Karl’s stewardship, the Nuggets finished with a league-best 38-3 (.927) mark at home and the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference Playoffs.
In earning his first NBA Coach of the Year, Karl totaled 404 points, including 62 first-place votes, from a panel of 121 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Coaches were awarded five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third-place vote. The award was tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP.
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The Denver Nuggets’ came to a disappointing end with a first round loss in six games against the Golden State Warriors. But Karl’s regular season triumph was enough for the veteran coach to win the award for the first time in his 25 year NBA career.
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