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Feb 17, 2010 8:59 AM

Nuggets coach diagnosed with throat cancer

DENVER (AP) - Nuggets coach George Karl says he has been diagnosed with neck and throat cancer but was told it is treatable.

Karl says he started a six-week treatment that includes chemotherapy on Tuesday, and the treatment could cause him to miss games and practices.

Karl was treated for prostate cancer in 2005. His son, Coby, also is a cancer survivor.

Karl had recently reached an agreement on a contract extension that runs through the 2010-11 NBA season, and he coached the Western Conference All-Star team last Sunday.

Karl has coached Denver to the playoffs each of the last five seasons. His 260 wins since joining the Nuggets in January 2005 are the second most in team history.

The Nuggets are 35-18 this season.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

 

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