On ESPN’s SportsCenter this morning, I heard George Karl put into words a thought that I recall, and that probably all of us recall, and it serves as a reminder to us as we continue to counsel other newcomers.
“I still wake up and say ... 'I have cancer.' I wake up in the morning and, 'Oh, my God.' “
Remember that feeling?
He went on to say
“Cancer is a ***** to have. I don't care if it's a curable one or an uncurable one. There are not guaranteed contracts in this gig.”
Coach Karl, who I still remember will from his college days as a Tar Heel basketball player, announced that he has a throat and neck cancer which requires immediate treatment—combined radiation & chemo began yesterday. Karl had prostate surgery in 2005.
(George Karl is currently the coach of the NBA's Denver Nuggets.)
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