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Teams Coached: Cleveland Cavs ('84-'86), Golden State Warriors ('86-'89), Seattle Supersonics ('91-'98), Milwaukee Bucks ('98-'03), Denver Nuggets ('04-Present).
Career Record / Playoffs: 1,102--689 (.595) / 74-93 (.443)
Division Titles: 8 ('94, '96, '97, '98 with Sonics, '01 with Bucks, '06, '09, '10 with Nuggets)
Conference Titles / Appearances: 1 ('96) / 4 Total Appearances
NBA Finals Record: 2-4 (Lost to Bulls in '96)
Coach of the Year Awards: 0
Analysis: Personally and professionally, Karl has faced it all. And while he has seemingly beat cancer and survived the endless Carmelo Anthony circus, the very successful coach of five teams has yet to get a ring for his efforts.
Much like Sloan in '97 and '98, Karl seemed to have bad luck in '96 when he brought a very powerful Sonics team to the Finals. His Bucks and Nuggets teams have fallen just short of that, but have been annually exciting and competitive.
Karl's record does ebb and flow but he has the capability of winning big playoff games (and, it should be said, blowing them). The Nuggets are on a knife's edge right now with Melo. It seems the fate of this current Nuggets team is also the fate of Karl's championship chances. . .at least in Denver.