Mar 24, 2010 9:40 PM
DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets might not have coach George Karl back on the sideline until the playoffs begin next month.
Karl is undergoing treatment for throat and neck cancer and, according to a blog by his girlfriend, he was hospitalized this week with blood clots in his lungs and a leg.
Adrian Dantley has served as acting head coach for eight games since Karl announced just after the All-Star break that he had been diagnosed with cancer. Dantley is 5-3 in those games.
Karl, who beat prostate cancer a few years ago, is undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatment and has missed the Nuggets' last three games. He did not accompany his team on its most recent road trip.
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