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|Date of birth||June 8, 1983|
|Place of birth||Great Falls, Montana|
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in|
|Listed weight||215 lbs|
|NBA Draft||2007; Undrafted|
|2007-2008||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2007-2008||Los Angeles D-Fenders|
|2010||Golden State Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Coby Karl at NBA.com|
High School Career
Karl attended Homestead High School in Mequon, Wisconsin and was a good student and a letterman in basketball. In basketball, as a senior, he was an All-Suburban selection, a first team All-Conference selection, and an All-State Honorable Mention selection. As a junior, he averaged 8 points and 2 rebounds per game. Coby Karl graduated from Homestead High School in 2001.
Karl played basketball at Boise State while majoring in communications. In his junior season of college, Karl led his team in both points per game and assists per game at 17.2 and 4.0 respectively. He was also named to the 2005-06 All-WAC Second Team. In his senior year, Karl averaged 14.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game.
Karl had weighed whether to return to college for his senior year or to enter the 2006 NBA Draft, attending a few pre-draft workouts for various professional teams. However, he decided to return to college and said that he was never seriously considering entering the draft.
Karl was not drafted by an NBA team, but made the Los Angeles Lakers' 15-man roster as a free agent. Karl made his NBA debut on October 30, 2007, with the Lakers vs. the Houston Rockets, playing 37 seconds and registering no statistics. He was assigned to the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League soon after.
Karl was then recalled from the Los Angeles D-Fenders for the third time that season, which is the most any player can be recalled in one season.
In April 2008, the Los Angeles Lakers played the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the 2008 NBA Playoffs, Karl and his father became the first father and son couple to ever oppose each other in the NBA playoffs. Karl was a reserve for the Lakers, and his father was the head coach for the Nuggets. Coby Karl was released by the Los Angeles Lakers on October 27, 2008.
In September 2009, after playing for some time in Europe, Karl reached an agreement to attend training camp with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA, where he competed for a regular-season roster spot. On October 22, 2009, the Cavaliers made three final cuts ensuring Karl a spot on their opening day roster.
Karl also underwent radio-active iodine treatment, a painless and simple out-patient treatment, for papillary carcinoma- (a thyroid cancer considered by doctors to be one of the most treatable forms of cancer). After his senior year, Karl again had another surgery to remove cancerous cells. His father left the Nuggets to be with his son during the seven-hour surgery and returned to the team after the completion of the surgery.