Karl coaching the Denver Nuggets in 2011
Karl with the Nuggets in 2009

The Western Conference champion Seattle SuperSonics (64–18) played the Eastern Conference champion Chicago Bulls (72–10), with the Bulls holding home court advantage.

- 1996 NBA Finals

While he never won an NBA championship, Karl made the postseason 22 times with five different teams, which included a trip to the 1996 NBA Finals with the Seattle SuperSonics.

- George Karl

Point guard and Defensive Player of the Year Gary Payton, and power forward Shawn Kemp were both selected for the 1996 NBA All-Star Game, with head coach George Karl coaching the Western Conference.

- 1995–96 Seattle SuperSonics season

The SuperSonics were led by Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp, with George Karl as head coach.

- 1996 NBA Finals

In the Western Conference Semi-finals, they swept the 5th-seeded and reigning champions Houston Rockets in four straight games to advance to the Western Conference Finals, where they defeated the Utah Jazz in seven games to reach their first NBA Finals since 1979.

- 1995–96 Seattle SuperSonics season

Karl responded to the disappointing playoff exits with the best regular season in SuperSonics history, posting a 14–game winning streak between February and March to finish the 1995–96 season with a franchise-best 64–18 record.

- George Karl
Karl coaching the Denver Nuggets in 2011

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