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George Karl

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George Matthew Karl (born May 12, 1951) is an American former professional basketball coach and player. After spending five years as a player for the San Antonio Spurs, Karl became an assistant with the team before getting the chance to become a head coach in 1981 with the Continental Basketball Association. Three years later, he became one of the youngest NBA head coaches in history when he was named coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers at age 33. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Karl has received more than 1,657,602 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. George Karl is the 246th most popular basketball player (down from 226th in 2019), the 10,384th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,205th in 2019) and the 149th most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, George Karl ranks 246 out of 1,268Before him are Dean Smith, Rick Adelman, Juan Antonio Corbalán, Tiit Sokk, Ralph Sampson, and Nicolas Batum. After him are Alex English, Maurice Stokes, Rasheed Wallace, Nando de Colo, Sabit Hadžić, and Art Mollner.

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Among people born in 1951, George Karl ranks 510Before him are Stefan Sofiyanski, Eric Holder, Vilson Ahmeti, Marielle de Sarnez, Alan Merrill, and Charlie Dominici. After him are Terry McDermott, Arsène Auguste, Johanna Wanka, Felipe Muñoz, Jared Taylor, and André Nzapayeké.

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Among people born in United States, George Karl ranks 10,384 out of 18,182Before him are Rick Rosenthal (1949), Michael Moorer (1967), Mona Freeman (1926), Jerry Rice (1962), Cornel West (1953), and Charlie Dominici (1951). After him are Keiko Agena (1973), Arnold Orville Beckman (1900), Andrew Wood (1966), Charles Dierkop (1936), Ashley Scott (1977), and Pete Wilson (1933).


Among basketball players born in United States, George Karl ranks 149Before him are Joakim Noah (1985), Terry Dischinger (1940), Chris Bosh (1984), Dean Smith (1931), Rick Adelman (1946), and Ralph Sampson (1960). After him are Alex English (1954), Maurice Stokes (1933), Rasheed Wallace (1974), Art Mollner (1912), Vince Boryla (1927), and Tom Thibodeau (1958).