Nov 17, 2010 1:45 AM
DENVER (AP) - Denver Nuggets coach George Karl says he'll only return to the NBA next season if he doesn't have any setbacks in his recovery from throat and neck cancer.
Karl is in the last year of his contract in Denver and said that while he wants to continue coaching beyond this season, he won't hesitate to call it a career if he has to reduce the stress in his life.
Karl, a two-time cancer survivor, said before the Nuggets' game against the New York Knicks on Tuesday night that he feels better than he has in 10 years but still has "some hoops I've got to jump through," such as doctor's visits and PET scans.
Karl is in his 23rd NBA season and is closing in 1,000 wins.
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