Coby Karl

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Coby Karl
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No. 21 – MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg
Position Shooting guard
League Basketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1983-06-08) June 8, 1983 (age 30)
Great Falls, Montana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Homestead (Mequon, Wisconsin)
College Boise State (2003–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2008 Los Angeles Lakers
2007–2008 Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
2008–2009 Idaho Stampede (D-League)
2009 DKV Joventut (Spain)
2009 Cleveland Cavaliers
2010 Idaho Stampede (D-League)
2010 Golden State Warriors
2010 Idaho Stampede (D-League)
2010–2011 Granada (Spain)
2011 Armani Jeans Milano (Italy)
2011–2012 Fabi Shoes Montegranaro (Italy)
2012–2013 Idaho Stampede (D-League)
2013 Pallacanestro Reggiana (Italy)
2013–present MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg (Germany)

Coby Joseph Karl (born June 8, 1983) is an American professional basketball shooting guard, currently playing for MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg. He is the son of George Karl, former head coach of the Denver Nuggets and other NBA teams.

High school career[edit]

Karl attended Homestead High School in Mequon, Wisconsin and lettered in basketball. He was an All-Suburban selection, a first team All-Conference selection, and an All-State Honorable Mention selection as a senior. Karl graduated in 2002.[citation needed]

College career[edit]

Karl played basketball at Boise State while majoring in communications. In his junior season of college, Karl led his team in both points per game and assists per game at 17.2 and 4.0 respectively. He was also named to the 2005-06 All-WAC Second Team. In his senior year, Karl averaged 14.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game.

Karl had weighed whether to return to college for his senior year or to enter the 2006 NBA Draft, attending a few pre-draft workouts for various professional teams. However, he decided to return to college and said that he was never seriously considering entering the draft.

Pro career[edit]

Karl was not drafted by an NBA team, but made the Lakers' 15-man roster as a free agent. Karl made his NBA debut on October 30, 2007, with the Lakers vs. the Houston Rockets, playing 37 seconds and registering no statistics.[1] He was assigned to the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League.

On February 19, 2008, Karl joined Lakers' second-year guard Jordan Farmar as the only other player in league history to see action in same-day D-League and NBA games.[2]

Karl was then recalled from the Los Angeles D-Fenders for the third time that season, which is the most any player can be recalled in one season.[3]

In April 2008, the Los Angeles Lakers played the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the 2008 NBA Playoffs, Karl and his father became the first father and son to ever oppose each other in the NBA playoffs. Karl was a reserve for the Lakers, and his father was the head coach for the Nuggets. Coby Karl was released by the Los Angeles Lakers on October 27, 2008.[4]

Karl joined the Spanish pro club Joventut Badalona of the Liga ACB in January 2009.[5][6]

In September 2009, Karl reached an agreement to attend training camp with the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he competed for a regular-season roster spot. On October 22, 2009 the Cavaliers made three final cuts, ensuring Karl a spot on their opening day roster. The Cavaliers waived Karl on January 6, 2010, sending him to free agency.[7]

On January 30, 2010, Karl was signed to a 10-day contract by the Golden State Warriors.[8] After his stint with the Warriors, he returned to the NBA D-League as a member of the Idaho Stampede.[9]

On April 11, 2010, Karl was signed to the Nuggets to an undisclosed contract.[10] He was waived by the Nuggets on August 16, 2010.[11]

In September 2010, he returned to play in Spain, signing a one-year contract with CB Granada.[12]

In May 2011, after being relegated to the second division in Spain with CB Granada, he signed with Armani Jeans Milano in Italy until the end of the season.[13]

In September 2011, he signed with Fabi Shoes Montegranaro in Lega Basket Serie A in Italy.[14]

In October 2012, Karl rejoined the Idaho Stampede.[15]

On July 30, 2013, Karl signed with Pallacanestro Reggiana of Italy.[16] He left them in December 2013.[17] He then signed with MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg.[18]

Thyroid cancer[edit]

Karl also underwent radio-active iodine treatment, a painless and simple out-patient treatment, for papillary carcinoma (a thyroid cancer considered by doctors to be one of the most treatable forms of cancer). After his senior year, Karl again had another surgery to remove cancerous cells. His father left the Nuggets to be with his son during the seven-hour surgery and returned to the team after the completion of the surgery.[19]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 L.A. Lakers 17 0 4.2 .346 .308 .800 .8 .5 .2 .1 1.8
2009–10 Cleveland 3 0 1.7 .000 .000 .000 .7 .0 .0 .0 .0
2009–10 Golden State 4 1 27.0 .344 .182 .667 4.0 3.8 .8 .3 7.0
Career 24 1 7.6 .345 .250 .750 1.3 1.0 .3 .1 2.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008 L.A. Lakers 1 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 1.0 .0 .0 .0
Career 1 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 1.0 .0 .0 .0

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