MINNEAPOLIS -- Denver Nuggets coach George Karl stayed at home to receive treatment for cancer and did not make the trip to Minnesota for the Nuggets' game against the Timberwolves on Wednesday.
It has long been planned that Karl would remain in Denver for this trip to the Twin Cities. Assistant Adrian Dantley filled in as head coach for the fourth time in his career and second time this season.
Karl, who has neck and throat cancer, had surgery on Monday to have a feeding tube inserted into his stomach.
Karl was diagnosed last month with cancer and is undergoing a rigorous six-week treatment program of radiation and chemotherapy.
He hopes to be back on the sideline Friday night when the Nuggets travel to New Orleans.