Tuesday January 5th, 2016

Sacramento Kings head coach George Karl passed Phil Jackson in all-time NBA coaching victories on Monday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

In the 116–104 road victory, Karl took over sole control of fifth place on the NBA’s all-time wins list with 1,156.

Karl now sits behind Pat Riley, Jerry Sloan, Lenny Wilkens and all-time record holder Don Nelson, who had 1,335 career wins.

Karl, who has a career 1,156–795 record, has coached in the league for 27 seasons.

A former player for the San Antonio Spurs, Karl was voted the NBA’s coach of the year in 2013. He has overcome cancer twice in the last five years.

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With their win over the Thunder, the Kings improved their record to 14–20 on the season.

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