Breaking News: Nuggets Fire George Karl

In an off-season that started with discussions of George Karl’s future before rapidly shifting to the future of Masai Ujiri everything has now suddenly come full circle as Yahoo! has reported the firing of George Karl.

According to the report the main reasoning was that Karl was adamant on getting a contract extension before the start of the season while the Nuggets brass was unwilling to work one out with the murky front office future ahead.

From the Yahoo! piece:

With one year left on his contract, Karl was pushing for a contract extension and ownership was unwilling to make the commitment. With a sense that Denver could be facing a year of acrimony with the 2012-’13 NBA Coach of the Year, CEO Josh Kroenke decided to part ways with Karl.

For Kroenke, this was a bold move for the franchise, but multiple sources said that Karl had been so unhappy about going into the final year of his contract without a new deal that things could’ve become untenable with him.

Nuggets management believes it can attract an elite coach with its talented, young roster.

One would assume based on the timing of the move that the Nuggets are going to throw themselves right into the running for Brian Shaw and possibly Lionel Hollins, the two biggest name coaches on the market at the moment.

What it does though is leave the future of the team and most of its members, brought in to play to Karl’s specific system, up in the air. The biggest question mark in that regard is now Andre Iguodala.

Will he still consider the Nuggets, now in the market for a new GM and head coach, or will he move on to a place with much more structure and consistency?

Obviously stay tuned here at Roundball Mining Company for more reaction.

 

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  • KW

    Now. There. Is. Some. Hope.

    • http://www.chrisreinhard.com Christopher Reinhard

      We. Are. Going. To. Tank. (But I’m okay with that.)

      • KW

        I’m also strangely ok with the tank. I want to see our young guys learn to play together and maybe overachieve. All this underachievement is a bummer.

    • Paul Griggs

      Baloney, this team will plummet.

    • GKDynasty

      I am so happy for this moment… not cause GK is a bad coach, but because now I can watch all the Karl haters eat their words the entire next season. When all of you are scratching your heads I want you to log on here and apologize for your ignorance. Keep thinking we’re gonna suddenly be dominant next year, at least you can enjoy a couple months of blind faith before the reality sinks in… good luck

      • dynamo.joe

        Fair enough, but when we win 50+ (assuming we resign Iggy or he decides to take the $16M) you gotta come back here and admit Karl added virtually nothing to this team.

        40+ if we lose Iguodala.

  • http://www.chrisreinhard.com Christopher Reinhard

    It’s amazing how a surprise move like this can change my perspective of the franchise landscape. Maybe Kroenke & Co are more committed to winning than we first believed—but didn’t believe that Masai and Karl’s brand of ball was the best way to achieve. I could be totally wrong, and I probably am, but if anything, we’re seeing an attempt to do something different after so many years of the same (albeit moderately successful) results.

    • heykyleinsf

      I totally thought the same thing but didn’t have the guts to say it. I am possibly warming up to the ownership also.. seeing some light now.

  • Aaron

    not ok with a tank at all. There are plenty of up-tempo/small ball coaches out there (who will also sit Andre Miller). Kronk knows that and it’s his responsibility to get one. He has to see our roster is built for that. . . no excuses with a Van Gundy or Hollins hire for a defensive first/Spurs type of coach. Forget it. Let’s play Nuggets ball and do it better than we did it last year.

    • Paul Griggs

      Miller saved that team many times last year–he’s the only one who could run the halfcourt offense. His attitude was lousy and he tanked it at times but he was the only one who could play halfcourt.

      • MacKenzie Pantoja

        He also forced us to play in the halfcourt. We love to play in transition, we excel at it, and he doesn’t

      • Poz303

        Miller was a huge defensive liability on the perimeter, while I think he is still a very good player, I would say he wasn’t ideally suited to the Nuggets play philosophy. Read management wanted to see more Fournier but GK refused. Also same issue between management and 2K v Javale use.

      • Mikey K

        Andre Miller should be the next person to be shown the door in the Spring Cleaning of Pepsi Center.

  • eltigre6

    He needed to go. Too many fans don’t realize the hidden mediocrity that has plagued the Nuggets for the past 10 years. We’ve had plenty of good teams, but not a single great team. Karl is part of that. We need a coach that preaches excellence and will hold everyone accountable. We need a coach who is serious about defense and free-throw shooting. Those are the things that will elevate a team into greatness. I don’t give a rats backside about just going to playoffs. That’s not enough anymore. Who cares if he won coach of the year? We got booted in the 1st round. The thing I’ll remember about Karl the most is how we could never get past the hump. That’s why he was fired.

    • Mikey K

      I agree with this completely. We need a coach that will use the altitude and running on offense to their advantage, but one that doesn’t just offer lip service to defense, but preaches it daily until every player buys in or is shown the door for someone that will.

  • MacKenzie Pantoja

    The mention of this name is obligatory with every open head coaching position, but…
    Phil Jackson!

    • http://www.chrisreinhard.com Christopher Reinhard

      That is so not obligatory.

      • MacKenzie Pantoja

        He is mentioned in basically every coaching search

        • http://www.chrisreinhard.com Christopher Reinhard

          But he’s also not a legitimate part of any coaching search. Because he has said, ad nauseum, that he’s not interested in coaching again. (The Nuggets are also wayyy down the list of potential destinations for Phil, if in fact he decides to get back into it.)

          • LBJ

            Not to mention, Phil wants a sizable paycheck. I see no evidence that our cheap ass ownership will step up and pay him (or anybody).

    • Trevor

      Bring Phil in as the team president (aka Pat Reily)! Let him hire who he wants as coach. He could build the Nugs into a winner and maybe even convince a star to come here.

  • Paul Griggs

    Are you kidding me? We’re going from George Karl to possibly Lionel Hollins (nice guy but no track record as a good coach) and Brian Shaw (no track record as a good coach). I agree that Karl’s teams have always underachieved in the playoffs but do you recall he turned around a team that was lousy and with the same players made them playoff contenders. I’m afraid this team won’t look so good if we pick the wrong coach and the chemistry deteriorates. We either need a star coach (Phil Jackson is the only one that I can think of) that the players will buy into or someone who can run the system similar to Karl. This is an incredibly stupid move! What’s going on behind the scenes that this team loses Ujiri to a perennial loser like Toronto and a HOF Coach of the Year? The only thing that would justify this is Phil Jackson coming in. Coach K would be a good fit but I don’t think he’s available.

    • jadlesmcd

      You realize he has been a head coach for 7 years. His team that probably is as good or worse than ours made past the first round twice in three years. Smart thinking, guy. That’s more first round exits than Karl has gotten in nine years of making the playoffs. I’d check the facts before you post. Also Brain Shaw learned from this guy, I’m not sure if You have ever heard of him,

      • jadlesmcd

        Phil Jackson. ( my Ipad froze)

      • LBJ

        He has Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph and Mike Conley – and somehow the Nuggets have more talent??? With Gallo injured? Are you serious?
        I wonder why Memphis is dumping him????

        • dynamo.joe

          I saw an article that stated that management told Hollins that he had to be “more open to advanced stats input in his rotations”. Hollins basically said “advanced stats don’t work”. To which management replied “you are free to talk to other teams”.

          We know that the Grizz hired ESPN’s Hollinger, who was one of the guys to 1st popularize advanced basketball stats. Hollins was the guy who objected to the Rudy Gay (who sucks by advanced metrics) trade and refused to play Ed Davis (loved by advanced metrics). Seems ownership has bought into stats as the way to produce a championship caliber team in a small market.

          • MacKenzie Pantoja

            I buy into it too, so, if Hollins hates stats, I don’t want him. You have to use stats to prove Iguodala is a valuable player, because of his beasty defense. The data on 82games.com doesn’t lie

    • tjorda23

      The nuggets were a playoff team when George Karl took over…. And only once did he take the team further than Jeff Bzdelik did. In 9 attempts. I like George, but it was time to go.

  • otgonbaatar.b 彡ῼ

    First of all, thank you Karl for what he did in our team, including both good and bad ones. With no argument, we were able to enter PO with Karl, but it is the time to take a little risk to play for the CHAMPIONSHIP!

  • Paul Griggs

    To win in the playoffs, this team needs to play consistently tighter D–tough, since their best defender left and the rest seem little interested in doing so. Lawson, who is so quick on O looks like he wears concrete sneakers playing D. Faried’s strength is his energy but he lacks discipline. Give him discipline and he won’t be the same player. Gallinari is smart but not a shut down defender. Andre Miller (if he even comes back) is slow but plays smart when motivated. Brewer is inconsistent on D. Koufos is a slug–6 fouls to give away. Mozgov could play good D with the right coaching. McGee is spectacular but wild. Chandler is inconsistent. They need 2 defensive stoppers, a 3 point shooter and some half court players–starting with a point guard.

    • http://www.chrisreinhard.com Christopher Reinhard

      “Paul Griggs,” aka Andre Miller.

  • Patryk Chodowski

    Please someone tell Stan Van Gundy about it

  • MacKenzie Pantoja

    In all seriousness, I’m interested in Jerry Sloan (who says he wants to coach a competitive team), Jeff Van Gundy, Robert Pack, and a personal dark horse, Steve Kerr, who did a pretty good job as the Suns GM. Obviously, no coaching experience, but he’s pretty smart and could pay off big down the road. Offensive minded guy.

    • otgonbaatar.b 彡ῼ

      + Jerry Sloan

  • trank

    how totally idiotic. a chemistry team of young growing players committed to unselfish team play who seemed to like and trust GK and ujiri now maybe headed toward some half court crap heap. what would really take the cake is they’d trade the good guys and pay huge for some jerk like howard. i’ll never shop at wallmart again. stupid cheap outsourcing dumbasses.

    • LBJ

      I couldn’t have said it any better!

      • J.j. Koosh

        Jerry Sloan would be awesome I would love to see Ty and Javale in a really good pick and roll offence. Also I think Nate McMillan would be good with this bunch, he knows enough of Karls terminology to make the transition smooth.

        • LBJ

          Jerry Sloan?? Are you serious??? He is 71 years old and has played a slow down offense his whole coaching and playing career. I couldn’t think of a worse choice!

  • Nobody

    Get ready to not make the playoffs this year, or for the next few years. The Nuggets won’t find a coach who will just pick up where Karl left off. This will be a whole rebranding of the Nuggets style, and with the roster we currently have that transition will be ugly. When the Nuggets got bounced in the first round I had hope for next year. Now I realize that the 2013 season was the swan song for this group. At least it was a record year and we can look back at it when we’re last in our division for 2014.

  • pknuggets

    Bring Phil Jackson as GM and Brian Shaw will follow…

    • Trevor

      I second this statement

  • Rhino

    I suddenly have no idea what to expect next season. I think it is too early to really announce this as a huge victory or a total disaster. We’ll have to wait and see what kind of moves they make

  • Gordon

    GK was ridiculously overrated, unless we trade any of our core guys this team will still win and make the playoffs. You guys give way too much credit to the coach.

    GK was a bad coach, pretty much any average coach will be an improvement, and if we could land Stan or Jeff Van Gundy, we will have a SICK team. I’m sure there are some generally-unknown coaches who are only known in the NBA world that would be much better than GK too. Unless we hire Lionel Hollins or VDN, I’m happy.

  • heykyleinsf

    Tanking isn’t an inevitability.. Come on.. take a breath. The whole idea was the abysmal showing in the playoffs. I agree with KW.. now there is hope. Don’t agree at all about the mandatory tanking.. It’s about post season success. Folks.. let’s just wait on how the offseason plays out.. and who our new leader is. I’m definitely in a good Nuggets mood for the first time since we lost to GS.

  • Ricardo

    George Karl needed to leave. The nuggets were getting bounce out of the playoffs even with teams that did not have playoff experience, like the Warriors. Now they have to find a coach that would help them play defense and that could help them get to the next level. Some that comes to mind are Hollins and SVG.

    • LBJ

      Steve Kerr was fired and never won jack – the Suns got worse.
      He’s a good announcer – let him keep doing that.

  • LobCiudad

    Why is nobody talking about Larry Brown as a possible head coach hire?

    • Ryan

      Because he’s selfish, plays favorites with players (like Karl), and takes all the credit for success while blaming everyone else when he fails?

      • dynamo.joe

        You forgot to add, hates young players. Larry Brown is just a different spelling of George Karl

    • heykyleinsf

      I’m with you Lob. I would bring Larry Brown in.

      • tjorda23

        Larry Brown is a great coach… I don’t think he is what we need

  • steve

    Woooooo come on brian shaw. Coached under phil and now know vogels awesome defense from the pacers. Exactly what we need. Make it happen!

    • LobCiudad

      I love how even having been in the same room as Phil Jackson warrants cheers. Brian Shaw has never coached an NBA team and has been in organizations with coaching schemes completely antithetical to what the Nuggets are built for.

      • steve

        Mark jackson eric spolstra vogel brooks etc are just a handful of young coaches that were successful the last few yrs. brian shaw is being looked at by clips and nets for a reason. Those two are veteran teams that think they are contenders. Shaw coached behind phil and vogel and is the next best thing imo. Hes a perfect fit. This team needs some new schemes. Run and gun with no D = 1st rd loss

        • LobCiudad

          Valid points, but I’m not sure this team is built for any other scheme than run and gun. We were just missing a solid outside shooting threat, especially with Gallo out at the end. Our defense was far superior to what it was in years prior, but obviously you can never put too much emphasis on its importance (as well as making free throws). I don’t think the personel on this team are that far from being seriously contenders, even in the playoffs, playing the type of ball that got us 57 wins. Like I said, we were still in desperation of a few key pieces. So, with that said, I hope the focus is putting those last pieces in place and letting this team continue to unleash the beastly athleticism and speed that was almost unbeatable at times last year.

          • LBJ

            Extremely valid point! If we don’t promote from within (or hire a coach with a similar philosophy), the roster will likely have to be blown up. McGoof, CBrew, Faried and probably Lawson and Iggy don’t fit well in a pound it inside system.

      • Ryan

        Agreed. Why is Shaw such a hot candidate? He’s interviewed with several teams before and never gotten a job. That has to say something. Plus, what is he gonna do? Run the triangle with the Nuggets? Look what happened when Rambis tried it in Minnesota…

  • Tyler Berkebile

    I’m just going to throw this out there but I wonder how one of the assistants would do. I mean they’ve learned from George Karl over the years, they’re familiar with the team and they’ve probably learned from George’s mistakes. Hopefully anyways

    • LobCiudad

      After what happened when Adrian Dantley had to fill in, I don’t think the Nuggets will even consider letting an assistant take over. Also, this team can attract a name coach, so there’s no reason not to fish the waters for a proven winner.

  • Duane Grasmick

    Defense wins championships….look at who the top 4 teams were left in the NBA…they all played above average defense

  • heykyleinsf

    I can’t believe the negative reactions here…should we just forfeit all the games now? Save ourselves the pain? There is a huge offseason ahead.. a new coach.. a new GM.. anyone’s guess. A new regular season as well. You know what? Maybe we will actually play a little defense and hit a few foul shots. We certainly couldn’t be any worse. Maybe we will actually advance past the first round like Golden State did… maybe what Golden State did is the entire reason for all of this. Onward and upward.

    • LBJ

      Yeah, because Karl is responsible for missed free throws. Using that “logic” we should never hire Phil Jackson because he couldn’t get Shaq to shoot free throws.
      FYI – there is a little more to NBA coaching than teaching FT shooting.

      • heykyleinsf

        I am sorry dude.. but maybe he is responsible for missed free throws.. I’m really pissed off about that not improving. IDK how you could let that go. It has to improve. Where do you suggest the change comes from? I hold coaching totally responsible. Someone has to be accountable.

        • LBJ

          How about the freaking player, dude? This isn’t middle school basketball.

          • heykyleinsf

            When your team only shoots 60% at the line.. it sort of is middle school basketball. Fundamentals never stop. See one JaVale McGee. A little fundamentals would go a long way. The buck has to stop somewhere.

            • LBJ

              The buck stops with the player. After all, they are called “professionals” for a reason..

  • Trafalgar Law

    YESSSSSS FINALLY IVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS DAY FOR ABOUT 5 YEARS!!!! WHEN I HEARD THE NEWS I SHED TEARS IF JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BRING IN BRAIN SHAW, OR EVEN MELVIN HUNT!!!!!!!!!!!! LETS GOOO!!!!!!!1!

    • LBJ

      douche bag

      • dynamo.joe

        You are right! Giving GK 4 years to pull his head out, then deciding it would never happen? Totally a douche bag move.

      • Trafalgar Law

        karl apologist gtfo

  • Jakester

    Thank you George for bringing this club to great heights even with an average cast. Good luck in the future

    • sherlock

      I don’t believe this group of players could be classified as “average” starless yes, but average no.

  • Anthony Santistevan

    Damn…a lot has happened within the last week. I’m excited to see what Denver does! We needed a change at head coach…I just hope we don’t tank this year. Maybe some trades in the near future with the draft coming up…we shall see.
    Lets go Nugz!

  • MacKenzie Pantoja

    If he’s interested, I’m casting my vote for Steve Kerr. It turned out pretty well for the Warriors when they hired a broadcaster/former player (Mark Jackson) with no coaching experience whatsoever. Kerr is a smart, offensive minded guy who knows the Nuggets high paced kill you with altitude style works and will not try to fix what’s not broken. The defense is what’s broken.

  • J.J.

    So we had what was probably the most entertaining team in the league last year. Basically anytime I go to a home game, they win. Probably the most unselfish team in the league. Fun, selfless, great chemistry, high energy, high scoring basketball. 3rd youngest in the league, 4th best record and getting better. No play-coach squabbles of any significance. And then . . .

    Because we don’t get out of the first round and plays Andre Miller too much, people want Karl out. Unbelievable. I mean, I want to win in the playoffs, too, but we would have if Gallo hadn’t gotten hurt – and I’ll be interested to see when golden Sate shoots 65% in a road playoff game again. I am (correction: was) pretty jacked about next year.

    I get it – we all want better playoff success, but c’mon. . .

    • Poz303

      I have similar sentiments. Think the current team is very close, Gallo’s I jury probably had as big an effect on the Nuggets as Westbrooks had on OKC. If you lose your second leading scorer and best outside shooter, it does have a huge effect.

      But I think Nuggets would have stuck with GK had he not demanded an extension, at least that’s how it seems to have played out.

      I would not renew my season tickets if we become a Grizzlies type of team. The current brand of basketball the Nuggets play is great entertainment, and I think it will remain as long as we don’t make drastic changes to the roster

  • googergieger

    Finally? Too little too late? Really depends on what they want to do I reckon. They could probably pull off a trade for someone big. Maybe even two pretty big pieces. Though say bye to depth.

    • Mikey K

      I do believe it will be easier to get a big name player to sign with Denver in 2014 now (I say skip FA this season and save the money for next summer) because there wasn’t a chance in hell anyone was signing with Denver with Karl at the helm.

      • LBJ

        Yeah, because big name players always want to sign with a team that has no-name coaches, cheap ass owners and a roster in transition!

        • Mikey K

          What makes you think we can’t attract a name coach? Just had 57 wins, best home record, and other than the first-round playoff exit, this is an up-and-coming roster than needs direction. Other than not wanting to sign Masai to $3M/year, how is Kroenke cheap? Everyone but Iggy and Brewer are signed for the next few years so the roster is anything but “in transition”.

          • LBJ

            Because a big name coach is most likely going to want to play his style – and our roster is built to run. Plus, we have no superstar. How is that going to work with Phil Jackson – who demands multiple Hall of Famers.
            Kroenke is a cheap ass for not extending Ujiri last fall. Not extending Karl (after he wins coach of the year) is another cheap ass move. Why would he stick around with 1 year left on his deal and no GM in place? Watch how long it takes for him to land another job!
            The cheap bastards operate all their franchises the same – check out what Arsenal fans think about thier walmart owners.

  • KW

    If I were Josh and GK refused to coach w/o an extension I would have let him walk.

  • Cullen

    To all the Karl defenders, I honestly want to know how you defend playoff failures beyond the Gallo injury. What about every other year that we were ousted in the first round? 9 out of 10 years he was ousted in the first round…. don’t tell me the team with Gallo beats GSW… just don’t. They wouldn’t. They were outplayed and thoroughly out coached.

    I do agree with you that there are things that happened that were beyond Karl’s control, but c’mon. Free throws are actually a thing he can control more… drill the shit out of them with that.

    But what about historically through his career, what is his excuse then? I mean, I love Karl and think he’s an excellent coach for the regular season… He handles the ins and outs of regular season basketball flawlessly, but you can only stand early playoff exists so many times due to his awful coaching when it mattered. We have changed our squad drastically numerous times since he’s coached and we have never busted over that hump. Never. Gallo or not, we would not have done any better.

    For those that compare the Westbrook injury with Gallo… just don’t. Please, they aren’t even close to the same. Yes, having Gallo would have helped a little, but he doesn’t rebound and play on bigs. He would have fixed the awful adjustments Karl made during that series.

    Another huge pet peeve I’ve had… STOP DEGRADING OUR TEAM. George Karl has played zero minutes since he started coaching… our players are good. We have a deep team full of talent. Yes, we don’t have that trademark star… but calling Karl the reason we succeed is ridiculous.

    Also, people who argue that we should only hire coaches that we know what we get… like how Shaw is unproven,,, which is true… but your argument also applies to Karl. We know what we get with him. Playoff failure.

    I would like to see them pursue:

    Brian Shaw: There IS NO WAY that many people love him and he isn’t worth anything. Phil Jackson loves him, Vogel, Larry Bird, Kobe, Paul George, etc. He will be a great coach… maybe his style isn’t necessarily trademark Nuggets… but I doubt he would completely change the way we play. Make different adjustments, yes, completely play antithetical to how we play now… doubtful.

    Steve Kerr: Offensive minded smart basketball mind. I think he would more fit the current Nuggets mold (not sure if that’s good) but he would probably be more on the defensive train. He’s smart and young and knows what it takes.

    Lionel Hollins: He’s obviously a great coach. The whole argument about him not trusting stats is asinine… he just believes there is more to sports than stats.. and if you don’t think that’s true… you’re a dumbass. And what if he slows us down a little and pushes defense… if it wins… who gives a shit? And if you are willing to abandon your team because they aren’t entertaining you’re not a true fan. You’re a bandwagon fan that only likes it when it’s entertaining. You don’t like winning, and that’s unacceptable.

    David Joerger: Defensive minded Grizz assistant that is young and won a shit ton in the D league and has a bright future.

    Avery Johnson: A great coach that was fired prematurely by the Nets. I think he has proven that he can coach either style.

    PJ Carlesimo: A coach that knows what he is doing. Took a fractured Nets roster and led them to a 35-17 record to finish the season.

    Random names: David Fitzdale, Fred Hoiberg, The Van Gundy’s, etc

    • Poz303

      Renewing a season ticket and being a nuggets fan for life are completely different things, so please don’t question one’s loyalty when you know nothing of it from a mere post.

      Having your second leading scorer, best perimeter shooter, most versatile player out can be compared to Westbrook on OKC. People aren’t saying Gallo is equivalent to Westbrook or that he contributes as much as Westbrook, but being the second leading scorer, hitting the most 3s on the roster, a decent rebounder, best player to get to the foul line on the Nuggets, one of the better free throw shooters, ability to create his own shot, playmaker, his loss was significant.

      I like how you try to sound sujective but then if someone would like to argue your point of view you would label them a “dumbass”. Not very subjective of you.

      • Cullen

        Yes, I was a little worked up about and ignored logical reasoning. Yes, being lifelong fans are different and season tickets are different. I was just agitated with the ton that being entertaining was somehow more important than winning, regardless of style.

        And I think it was significant, just didn’t change the entire course of the series. Westbrook was a bigger loss, but different argument.

        And I am being subjective, mainly. I can understand the argument and agree that stats are important, but I disagree with the assessment that people who worship stats are obviously superior. There are so many dynamics in sports than just stats. Calculators don’t play sports, people do. People are more dynamic than numbers. Lionel Hollins is a rising coach with a lot of talent. His roster is not exceptionally better than Denver’s, and they played a tremendous playoffs minus San Antonio series.

        Mainly, I just try to incorporate actual argument to forums instead of angry typing, which I occasionally lose sight of that. I’m sorry, I’m jus really passionate about the Nuggets, like everyone on here is.

        • Poz303

          I appreciate the passion. I might argue that if Gallo were in the GSW series it may have been different but the fact is, he wasn’t and Nuggets lost. And I completely agree with what I have read regarding why Josh was unhappy with GK. Got out coached in GSW series, over played A. Miller instead of developing Fournier, not starting Javale over Koufos.

          I was more willing to let GK have his last year of his contract, but if he demanded an extension it was time for him to go. This team was perfect for his style of play and it’s unfortunate Gallo got hurt as I do believe it could have made a difference, not because GK would have made better decisions but more because he wouldn’t have needed to make decisions.

          I think this team can be great under a new coach, but I hope it’s not a completely different system because Nuggets are built to be an athletic team.

        • Poz303

          And I agree regarding the stats. If it were that easy to build a championship roster (i) statisticians would be running every professional sports team (ii) I would win fantasy football more often

  • http://Twitter.com/A_Rodriguez8 D3Ntilthe3ND

    Larry Brown would be the biggest mistake we’ve ever made..

    Just hire Chauncey.

  • Tom

    Best thing? No miller and lawson together! Hopefully..