Karl agrees to extension

Updated: February 12, 2010, 9:59 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Denver Nuggets coach George Karl has agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million contract extension.

"I think he deserves it," Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony said. "I think he earned it."

Karl's record with the Nuggets is 260-161, and the team, at 35-18, leads the West's Northwest Division by two games over the Utah Jazz.

"I think it's important to the team," Karl said Friday during a news conference for Sunday's All-Star Game, where he will coach the Western Conference. "I don't want ...

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