March 27, 2015 |
DENVER - In his 60 games as a 76er, Robert Covington has started 40 of them. Sometimes it appears he prefers being the starter, as was the case Tuesday night when he scored a team-high 21 points and made 5-of-6 three pointers in a loss at Sacramento. Last night in Denver, with Jason Richardson back in the starting lineup, Covington went back to the bench. His play didn't lessen a bit, however, as he poured in 25 points to lead the Sixers (18-54) to a 99-85 in over the Denver Nuggets to close out their three game, west coast swing with their lone win and in doing so snapped a 16-game road losing streak.
April 21, 1999 |
In respect to the tragedy at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., the Colorado Rockies postponed their baseball game with the Montreal Expos and the Denver Nuggets postponed their NBA game with the Portland Trail Blazers. "Athletic contests hold little meaning after that," Nuggets general manager Dan Issel said of yesterday's shootings, which occurred when two student gunmen walked into the suburban high school and killed 25 people, including themselves. The baseball game will be played when the Expos next visit, Aug. 13 to 15. No new date was set for the Nuggets game.
October 31, 2012
There is a lot of excitement entering the 76ers season, which begins with Wednesday's game at the Wells Fargo Center against the Denver Nuggets. What there won't be, at least at the start of the season, is a mascot. The Sixers went last year without a mascot. When asked about the status, a team official said: "There is no update at this time. We will not have one on opening night and we haven't named anything. There has been no determination on whether there will be a mascot this season.
November 18, 2008 |
Unquestionably, the Allen Iverson experiment produced some scintillating moments for the Denver Nuggets and their fans. But the more Nuggets coach George Karl watches Chauncey Billups run his offense - and watches Iverson lead the Detroit Pistons - it has become clearer that Iverson, well, wasn't the answer. "There are less bad plays, more solid plays," Karl said of the former 76er, who was traded earlier this month. "I think the wasteful, cheap possessions that we used to have 10 to 15 a game, they don't exist very much anymore.
January 31, 1996 |
Denver Nuggets coach Bernie Bickerstaff is ready to do whatever the team's owners want him to - even if that means giving up his job as coach. Bickerstaff, who is also the team's president and general manager, said yesterday he also might resign if he believes he is not getting the job done. The Nuggets, 17-25, are 10th in the Western Conference in the race for eight playoff spots. Bickerstaff took over as coach last year when Dan Issel quit in the middle of the season.
June 26, 2013 |
A person with knowledge of the negotiations told the Associated Press that Indiana Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw has agreed to succeed George Karl as coach of the Denver Nuggets. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday night because the deal hadn't been officially announced. The Nuggets called a news conference for Tuesday afternoon to introduce their new coach. The Denver Post first announced the agreement with Shaw, and the former Phil Jackson pupil told the newspaper he has been "prepared by the best of the best" for his first NBA head coaching job. Shaw is a former NBA guard and longtime assistant NBA coach who has interviewed about a dozen times for head coaching positions but kept coming up short until Monday.
August 11, 2006 |
The Denver Nuggets traded guard/forward Ruben Patterson to the Milwaukee Bucks yesterday for much-traveled forward Joe Smith. Smith has averaged 12.4 points and 7.1 rebounds in 751 career games with the 76ers, Golden State, Minnesota, Detroit and Milwaukee. He averaged 8.6 points and 5.2 rebounds in 44 games for the Bucks last season. Patterson was acquired in a deadline deal with Portland on Feb. 23. He averaged 13.2 points and 3.5 rebounds in 26 games with Denver. Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony took part in a two-hour practice in Hong Kong, two days after hyperextending his knee while playing for the U.S. national team in China.
January 28, 2005 |
George Karl had been involved with basketball since the seventh grade, so not having it in his life for nearly 2 years left him feeling empty. Now that he's headed back to the NBA, Karl has a greater appreciation for what the game has meant to him. Out of the NBA since the Bucks fired him in 2003, Karl was back in Milwaukee yesterday to take over as coach of the Denver Nuggets. He's expected to be on the bench tonight, making his debut with the Nuggets against his former team.
January 4, 1997 |
How much tougher can it get for the hard-luck Denver Nuggets? Carl Herrera hit a 10-foot jumper with 2.5 seconds left last night to lift the visiting San Antonio Spurs to their third straight win, 93-91, over the Nuggets. "It was our 19th option," San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said of Herrera's impromptu drive and shot. LaPhonso Ellis, who finished with a career-high 30 points, had a chance to tie the game after being fouled with 0.7 seconds left, but he missed two free throws as the Nuggets fell to an NBA-worst 4-11 at home.
October 9, 1991 |
Temple's Mark Macon could be within a day or two of signing a contract with the Denver Nuggets. "I'd say it's around the corner, that it could be that soon," said Gregory Reid, the Detroit attorney who is representing Macon, the No. 8 pick in June's draft. Macon's situation should become clearer now that the Nuggets have signed their first pick (No. 4), Georgetown center Dikembe Mutombo, to a five-year deal believed to include a starting salary of $1.7 million and a total value of $13.5 million.