Kings coach George Karl passes Phil Jackson in all-time wins

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.

GOLLIVER: New Year’s resolutions for each West Conference team

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

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.