Cancer survivor Coby Karl hopeful for shot at NBA

Cancer survivor Coby Karl hopeful for shot at NBA

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Coby Karl thinks he'd be a good fit with the Utah Jazz. He hopes the Jazz think so, too.

Karl was one of nine players to work out for the Jazz today. Utah will host one more round of players tomorrow, then have until Thursday night to decide who to take in the draft.

Karl says coach Jerry Sloan pushes his players to do a lot of the same things Karl's dad does. Karl is the son of Denver Nuggets coach George Karl.

The younger Karl is happy to be getting a look from NBA teams. He had surgery to remove cancerous lymph nodes from his throat on April 2. It was his second bout with cancer in a little more than a year.

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