One of the greatest bench bosses in NBA history, George Karl coached 1,999 career games and posted a win-loss record of 1,175-824 between six teams. In 2004, he was hired as coach of the Nuggets and stayed on with the team until the end of the 2012-2013 season, making Denver the longest stop of his career. He coached seven years in Seattle, five in Milwaukee, and two each in Sacramento, Golden State, and Cleveland.
With Denver, Karl earned four Western Conference Coach of the Month awards and, in 2012-2013, he was named Coach of the Year after leading the team to 57 wins. Despite having the fifth-most regular-season wins of all time, Karl never won an NBA Championship. In fact, he reached the NBA Finals only once in his 27-year career as head coach and failed to advance beyond the Western Conference Finals as coach of the Nuggets.