June 7, 2013
The starless Denver Nuggets have lost their biggest name on the bench. George Karl was ousted Thursday less than a month after winning the NBA's coach of the year award. His tenure with the Nuggets is over after 81/2 seasons. The longtime coach is following general manager Masai Ujiri out the door in Denver after Ujiri, the league's executive of the year, recently left to become GM of the Toronto Raptors. - Associated Press
April 24, 1999 |
To Antonio McDyess, the game meant nothing. He performed as if it meant everything. McDyess had 25 points, 10 rebounds, six blocks and four steals as the Nuggets, playing for the first time since the school shooting in suburban Denver, beat Golden State, 96-84, last night. The Nuggets postponed Tuesday's game against Portland because of the tragedy that resulted in 15 deaths. Denver players wore black patches on their jerseys to honor the victims. "I thought about it all week," McDyess said.
December 7, 1990 |
Gentlemen, start your engines. The Denver Nuggets bring their revved-up offense to the Spectrum tonight to take on the Sixers. Actually, the term "revved-up" is mild when describing the Nuggets. Denver makes The Flash look like a slowpoke. So far, the Nuggets' fastbreak has scored a lot of points, but that hasn't translated into a lot of wins. Denver, it seems, can run but it can't hide from the fact that other teams manage to keep up. The Nuggets are 3-14 overall and 0-8 on the road.
November 2, 1991 |
The Denver Nuggets spanned the age spectrum in the backcourt yesterday, signing rookie Mark Macon and reaching agreement with 37-year-old Walter Davis. Former Temple star Macon, the eighth choice in the NBA draft, signed a reported five-year deal worth about $7.5 million hours before the Nuggets were to play at Golden State in the season opener. The deal is believed to include payments both to the Mark Macon Foundation, which will benefit needy people both in Denver and his home state of Michigan, and the Mark Macon Endowment Fund, which will provide financial assistance for needy students at Temple.
July 3, 2004 |
The Denver Nuggets took care of their top offseason priority, agreeing to terms with center Marcus Camby on a multiyear contract. The deal will be signed July 14 after the NBA's moratorium on free-agent signings is lifted, Camby's agent, Rick Kaplan, said. Terms weren't disclosed. "Marcus thinks the franchise is headed in the right direction," Kap-lan said yesterday. "From the time he first arrived in Denver to where the franchise is now, it has improved exponentially, and he thinks it's only going to get better.
October 6, 2003 |
The Denver Nuggets are considering offering a tryout this week to former NBA rebounding champion Dennis Rodman. "We might bring him in for a day for a tryout," general manager Kiki Vandeweghe told the Denver Post for a story yesterday. "We're just looking around. We've kind of kicked the idea around a little bit. " Rodman, 42, hasn't played in the NBA since the 1999-2000 season with the Dallas Mavericks. But the Nuggets are looking for another veteran big man, and the 6-8 Rodman has played on five championship teams.
March 24, 1993 |
If this were a presidential election, the TV networks long ago would have declared the Washington Bullets the winner in the June 1991 trade that brought them veteran guard Michael Adams from Denver for the No. 8 pick the Nuggets used to select Temple guard Mark Macon. Denver coach Dan Issel acknowledged that Macon has not fared well in a few key precincts, but pointed out that the polls have not closed. "We have not given up on Mark. Far from it," Issel said before the Nuggets fell, 88-80, to the Sixers last night at the Spectrum.
December 17, 2007 |
Brandon Roy had 26 points and 11 assists and Channing Frye scored 20 points as the Portland Trail Blazers beat host Denver, 116-105. Allen Iverson had 38 points for the Nuggets, who have lost two straight after a three-game winning streak. Carmelo Anthony struggled from the field again and finished with 19 points on 6-for-17 shooting, and Kenyon Martin had 14 for the Nuggets. Travis Outlaw had 17 points for the Blazers, who got their first win in Denver since Feb. 26, 2003, to snap the Nuggets nine-game home winning streak against Portland.
December 15, 2001 |
Hispanic activists in the Denver area dropped a boycott of the Nuggets and team officials said yesterday they will make coach Dan Issel apologize publicly to Latinos for an insulting ethnic remark. The announcement was made after a group of about 25 Hispanic activists met with top officials of Kroenke Sports Enterprises, which owns the Nuggets and the NHL's Colorado Avalanche. Several Hispanic leaders said Issel made a heartfelt apology to the group at the start of the meeting and that it was widely accepted.
March 28, 2008 |
The Denver Nuggets had two reasons to celebrate, as they beat visiting Dallas to tighten the playoff race and welcomed back Nene from cancer treatment. Carmelo Anthony scored 32 points and sparked the decisive run in the third quarter of the Nuggets' 118-105 win over the Mavericks last night. Allen Iverson added 31 points for the Nuggets, who won their fourth straight and temporarily moved into a tie with Golden State for the eighth and final playoff spot. The Warriors beat Portland later last night.