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George Karl diagnosed with throat cancer

ESPN’s Ric Bucher is reporting that Denver Nuggets coach George Karl has been diagnosed with a “treatable and curable” form of throat cancer. Karl kept his condition private through All-Star Weekend, but informed his team of his condition on Tuesday.

Karl will reportedly go through a six-week program of radiation and chemotherapy. He hopes that getting treatment now will allow him to be healthy by the playoffs. Karl had been cancer-free since a successful surgery for prostate cancer in 2005. Karl’s son Coby is also a cancer survivor, having beaten thyroid cancer in 2007.