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Karl: ' A maturity to my immaturity'

Milwaukee Bucks coach George Karl has persevered and now has another first-place squad.

Updated: January 19, 2001, 10:37 AM ET
By Peter May | Special to ESPN.com

George Karl will coach his 1,000th NBA game Friday night. He's equal parts proud and stunned by that achievement -- (and he does think it's an achievement.) Few who saw him in the 1980s in Cleveland or Golden State could have envisioned such a milestone. Few who see him now find it hard to believe it took this long.

"You know, longevity in this profession is something special to me," Karl said. "How many guys have coached 1,000 games? I bet there aren't that many. This is ...

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Milwaukee Bucks coach George Karl has persevered and now has another first-place squad.