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For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). The Denver Nuggets were a National Basketball Association team based in Denver, Colorado. ...

Denver Nuggets
Conference Western Conference
Division Northwest Division
Founded 1967 (Joined NBA in 1976)
History Denver Rockets
1967-1974
Denver Nuggets
1974-present
Arena Pepsi Center
City Denver, Colorado
Team Colors Powder Blue, Gold, Royal Blue, and Navy
Owner E. Stanley Kroenke
General Manager {{{General Manager}}}
Head Coach George Karl
NBA D-League Affiliate Colorado 14ers
Championships 0
Conference Titles ABA: 1 (1976)
NBA: 0
Division Titles ABA: 3 (1970, 1975, 1976)
NBA: 5 (1977, 1978, 1985, 1988, 2006)

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Franchise history

Early years

A charter franchise in the American Basketball Association, the team was originally slated to play in Kansas City, Missouri before moving to Denver. They tended to struggle in the postseason early and failed to make a championship game during this span. They had a solid lineup led by Byron Beck and Larry Jones, then later by Beck and Ralph Simpson. Controversial rookie Spencer Haywood joined the team for the 1969-70 season. Haywood was one of the first players to turn pro before graduating from college, and the NBA initially refused to let him play in the league. Haywood averaged nearly 30 points and 20 rebounds per game in his only ABA season, then breached his Denver contract by signing with the Seattle SuperSonics and jumping to the NBA. For the league that began in 1999, see American Basketball Association (2000-). The American Basketball Association (ABA) was a professional basketball league founded in 1967, and eventually merged, in part, with the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ...


In 1974, in hopes of moving into the NBA, a contest was held to find a new nickname for the Rockets, as the nickname was already used by the Houston Rockets. The name Nuggets won, having been the nickname first used by the Denver 1949-50 NBA franchise. Their new logo was a miner holding an ABA ball. The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ...


With the drafting and signing of David Thompson and Marvin Webster and the acquisitions of Dan Issel and Bobby Jones and with Larry Brown coaching, they had their best seasons in team history in their first two seasons as the Nuggets, with the team making the ABA finals in 1975-76. They would get no second chance to win a league championship, as the ABA folded after the 1975-76 season. The Nuggets were one of four ABA teams taken into the NBA, along with the New York Nets, San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers. The Nuggets and Nets had actually applied to join the NBA in 1975, but were forced to stay in the ABA by court order. David ONeil Thompson (born July 13, 1954 in Shelby, North Carolina) is an American professional basketball star who played for the Denver Nuggets of both the National Basketball Association (NBA) and American Basketball Association (ABA), as well as the Seattle SuperSonics. ... Marvin Nathaniel Webster (born April 13, 1952 in Baltimore, Maryland), nicknamed The Human Eraser and Marvin the Magnificent, is a former professional basketball player in the NBA for the Denver Rockets (1975-76), Denver Nuggets (1976-77), Seattle SuperSonics (1977-78), New York Knicks (1978-84) and Milwaukee Bucks (1986... Daniel Paul Issel ( October 25, 1948 in Batavia, Illinois) is a star basketball player. ... Robert Clyde Bobby Jones (born December 18, 1951 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is a former pro basketball player. ... Larry Brown For other people of the same name, see Larry Brown (disambiguation). ... The 1975-76 NBA Season was the 30th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The New Jersey Nets are a National Basketball Association team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


The Nuggets continued their strong play early on in the NBA, as they won division titles in their first two seasons in the league, and missed a third by a single game. However, neither of these teams was ultimately successful in the postseason.


1980s

Brown left the team in 1979, helping usher in a brief decline in their team's performance. It ended in 1981, when they hired Doug Moe as a head coach. Moe brought with him a "run and gun" philosophy, a style of play focusing on attempting to score rapidly with little interest in defense, and it helped the team become highly competitive. During the 1980s, the Nuggets would often score in excess of 115 points a game, and during the 1981-82 season, they scored at least 100 points in every game. This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Anchored by scoring machines Alex English and Kiki Vandeweghe at the two forward spots, Denver led the league in scoring, with English and Vandeweghe both averaging above 25 points per game. It was a novel strategy, allowing the Nuggets to top the Midwest Division and qualify for the playoffs during that span. (On December 13, 1983, the Nuggets and the visiting Detroit Pistons combined for an NBA record 370 points, with Detroit winning in triple overtime, 186-184.) In 1984-85, they made it to the Western Conference finals after being perennial playoff contenders, and they lost in five games to the Los Angeles Lakers. Vandeweghe was traded before the 1984-85 season to the Portland Trail Blazers for 6-3 rebounding guard Lafayette "Fat" Lever, undersized power forward Calvin Natt and center Wayne Cooper. Spearheaded by English and supported by the three new acquisitions and defensive specialists Bill Hanzlik and TR Dunn, the team replicated its success in the Western Conference despite the loss of Vandeweghe. However, they could not get past the dominant team of the era, the Los Angeles Lakers. Alex English (born January 5, 1954 in Columbia, South Carolina), is a former University of South Carolina and Denver Nuggets basketball forward. ... Ernest Maurice Kiki Vandeweghe III (born August 1, 1958 in Wiesbaden, Germany), is a former National Basketball Association player and the former General Manager of the Denver Nuggets. ... is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... Overtime is an additional period of play specified under the rules of a sport in order to bring the game to a decision and avoid declaring the contest a tie or draw. ... The 1984-85 NBA Season was the 39th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... Lafayette Fat Lever (born August 18, 1960 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas) is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... Calvin Leon Natt (born January 8, 1957 in Monroe, Louisiana) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Wayne Cooper (born November 16, 1956 in Milan, Georgia), is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the 2nd round (40th overall) of the 1978 NBA Draft. ... William Henry (Bill) Hanzlik (born December 6, 1957 in Middletown, Ohio) is a former professional basketball player and coach. ... Theodore Roosevelt T.R. Dunn (born February 1, 1955 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American former professional basketball player and coach. ...


1990s

Moe left the team in 1990, and was replaced by Paul Westhead. Westhead also believed in a "run and gun" style of play, and gave the green light for players like Michael Adams and Chris Jackson to light up the scoreboards within seconds of possession. Paul Westhead Paul Westhead (born February 21, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former basketball coach in the NBA and the NCAA. He has coached three different NBA teams, and was also the coach of the Loyola Marymount University mens basketball team during that schools era of greatest... Michael Adams (born January 19, 1963 in Hartford, Connecticut) is a former NBA basketball player and current assistant coach for the University of Maryland, College Parks mens basketball team. ... Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (born Chris Wayne Jackson on March 9, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi) is an American former professional basketball player. ...


However, Westhead cared even less about defense than Moe. As a result, while the Nuggets set more scoring records, they also set records for points surrendered. They finished with the worst record in the league for two seasons in a row. During this time, they were sometimes known as the "Enver Nuggets" (as in no "D").


Denver took a positive step in rebuilding by drafting 7-2 Georgetown University center Dikembe Mutombo in 1992. Mutombo would have a successful rookie year, finishing runner-up to Larry Johnson for the NBA rookie of the year that season. Denver finished 24-58 that year. Georgetown University is an elite private research university located in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo, more commonly known as Dikembe Mutombo (born June 25, 1966), is a basketball player in the NBA, playing at the position of center for the Houston Rockets. ... For the American basketball player of the 1970s, see Larry Johnson (Buffalo Braves). ...


Denver fired Westhead prior to the 1992-1993 season and hired ABA legend and former Nugget Player Dan Issel. The Nuggets had two lottery picks that year and drafted University of Notre Dame forward LaPhonso Ellis and University of Virginia guard Bryant Stith. Denver improved to 36-46, just missing the playoffs that year. Denver ditched their rainbow colors for a dark blue and gold scheme starting in the 1993-1994 season. Led by Mutombo, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (who changed his name from Chris Jackson prior to the season), and Ellis, Denver would finish with its first winning season since the Doug Moe era at 42-40. Denver clinched the 8th seed in the Western Conference playoffs, playing the first place Seattle SuperSonics. Denver was a heavy underdog, having only a couple of players on their roster with actual NBA playoff experience. After dropping the first two games of the five game set in Seattle, the series returned to Denver. Denver won both games and tied the series at two games apiece. The Nuggets would make NBA history in Game 5, upsetting Seattle in overtime 98-94. They became the first 8th seeded team to defeat a 1st seeded team in NBA playoff history. Denver would almost do the same in the next round, falling to the Utah Jazz in game seven of the second round. Daniel Paul Issel ( October 25, 1948 in Batavia, Illinois) is a star basketball player. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Catholic[4] institution located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated section of St. ... In the context of basketball, forward usually refers to one of two positions: Power forward Small forward In addition, some basketball players share the attributes of a small forward and a point guard, and are accordingly called point forwards. ... LaPhonso Darnell Ellis (born May 5, 1970 in East St. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ... Bryant Lamonica Stith (born December 10, 1970 in Emporia, Virginia) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. A 65 shooting guard, Bryant was selected from the University of Virginia with the 13th overall pick in 1992s NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. ... Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (born Chris Wayne Jackson on March 9, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi) is an American former professional basketball player. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ...


Denver acquired Sonics sharp-shooter Dale Ellis in the off-season and drafted University of Michigan phenom Jalen Rose. Denver would struggle, causing Issel to resign as coach partway into the season. Assistant Coach Gene Littles would assume control for a brief period before relinquishing control to general manager Bernie Bickerstaff. Denver would rebound and get the 8th seed again in the playoffs, finishing 41-41. The Nuggets were swept by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs that season. Dale Ellis (born August 6, 1960 in Marietta, Georgia) was a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U of M, UM or simply Michigan) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan, and one of the foremost universities in the United States. ... Jalen Anthony Rose (born January 30, 1973 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former American professional basketball player in the NBA currently working for ESPN. In college he was a member of the University of Michigan Wolverines Fab Five (along with Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson) that... Eugene Scapes (Gene) Littles (born June 29, 1943 in Washington, D.C.) is an American basketball player and coach. ... Bernard Tyrone Bernie Bickerstaff (born November 2, 1944 in Benham, Kentucky) is the current Head Coach and General Manager of the Charlotte Bobcats. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ...


Following that season, Denver would acquire Antonio McDyess in a draft day trade with the Los Angeles Clippers. McDyess would be the face of the franchise for the next few years, as Mutombo would leave after the 1995-96 season for the Atlanta Hawks, Ellis would miss the majority of the next few seasons due to recurring knee and leg injuries, and Abdul-Rauf was traded to the Sacramento Kings prior to the 1996-97 season. Antonio Keithflen McDyess (born September 7, 1974, in Quitman, Mississippi) is an American 69 (2. ... Clippers redirects here. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ...


Denver flirted with history in the 1997-98, by nearly setting the mark for fewest wins in an 82 game season (11). They would tie the NBA's all-time worst single-season losing streak at 23 games – only one game shy of the overall worst mark of 24 by the Cleveland Cavaliers of the early 1980s. Several years later, the Nuggets tied for the worst record in the NBA in 2002-03, also with the Cavaliers. The 1997-98 NBA season was the 52nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... This is a list of the longest losing streaks in National Basketball Association history. ... The 2002-03 NBA season is the 57th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Present

The team has shown signs of another renaissance for the 2003-04 season, with the drafting of Carmelo Anthony and yet another uniform change (powder blue and yellow). In just two months of the season, they recorded more wins than they had in 5½ months of play in 2002-03. Much of the reason for this incredible turnaround were the front-office moves of General Manager Kiki Vandeweghe, a former Nuggets player who assumed General Manager duties on August 9, 2001. He added crucial personnel including point guard Andre Miller, power forward Nenê, point guard Earl Boykins, center Marcus Camby, and shooting guard Jon Barry. In April, the turnaround was complete as they became the first franchise in NBA history to qualify for the postseason following a sub-20-win campaign the previous year. They were eliminated in the first round, four games to one, by the Minnesota Timberwolves. The 2003-04 NBA season is the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Carmelo Kyam Anthony (born May 29, 1984)) is an American professional basketball player at the small forward position for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association and the USA National Team. ... The term general manager is a descriptive term for certain executives in a business operation. ... Ernest Maurice Kiki Vandeweghe III (born August 1, 1958 in Wiesbaden, Germany), is a former National Basketball Association player and the former General Manager of the Denver Nuggets. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Andre Lloyd Miller (born March 19, 1976 in Los Angeles, California) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA. Miller played collegiately at the University of Utah for four years. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nenê (born Maybyner Rodney Hilario on September 13, 1982 in São Carlos, Brazil) is a 6 11 (2. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Earl Antoine Boykins (born June 2, 1976 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. ... Marcus D. Camby (born March 22, 1974 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays center for the Denver Nuggets of the NBA. He recently has won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award[1] while leading the league in blocked shots. ... Jon Alan Barry (born July 25, 1969 in Oakland, California) is a former American professional basketball player and current television analyst for cable network ESPN.[1] Barry is the son of Hall of Famer Rick Barry, and has three brothers: Scooter, Drew, Brent, all of whom are also basketball players. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


On December 28, 2004, head coach Jeff Bzdelik was fired from the organization and replaced by interim coach, former Los Angeles Laker player and Los Angeles Sparks head coach Michael Cooper, before finally hiring veteran coach George Karl as a permanent replacement. Karl lived up to his reputation by leading the team to an astounding record of 32-8 in the second half of the regular season which vaulted the team into the playoffs for the second consecutive year. Jeff Bzdelik (April 25, 1959 – ) is a former NBA coach, who coached the Denver Nuggets for slightly over two seasons, from 2002 through 2004. ... The Los Angeles Sparks are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Michael Jerome Cooper (born April 15, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is currently the head coach of the Womens National Basketball Associations Los Angeles Sparks. ... George Matthew Karl (born May 12, 1951, in Penn Hills, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a retired American National Basketball Association (NBA) and American Basketball Association (ABA) player and current head coach of the Denver Nuggets. ...


In the playoffs, however, the Nuggets could not survive the powerhouse defense of Manu Ginobili and the San Antonio Spurs. After winning game one in San Antonio, the Nuggets proceeded to lose the next four games and lost the series 4-1. The Nuggets picked 20th in the 2005 NBA Draft; it was acquired from Washington via Orlando. The 2005 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2004-2005 season. ... Emanuel David Ginobili (Spanish: Ginóbili) (born July 28, 1977 in Bahía Blanca, Argentina), better known as Manu Ginobili, is an Argentine basketball player of Italian descent. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... San Antonio redirects here. ... The 2005 NBA Draft logo The 2005 NBA Draft took place on June 28, 2005 in the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. ... The Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ...


In 2005-06, for the first time in 18 years, the club won the Northwest division title. This placed the team in the third seed of the Western Conference playoffs. Due to their relatively weak record the Nuggets were forced to play the Los Angeles Clippers who, despite their 6th seeding, had a better regular-season record. As a result, the LA Clippers received home court advantage. They defeated the Nuggets in 5 games. The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2006 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2005-06 season. ... Clippers redirects here. ...


On, December 18, 2006, team co-captain, Carmelo Anthony,shooting guard J.R. Smith, and power forward Nene were suspended by the NBA (15, 10, and 1 games respectively) for a fight that occurred in the last two minutes of a game against the New York Knicks two days earlier.The fight was sparked by Knicks rookie Mardy Collins, when he tackled J.R. Smith on a breakaway layup. According to Anthony, Knicks coach Isiah Thomas warned him to not go in the paint shortly before the hard foul. Carmelo Kyam Anthony (born May 29, 1984)) is an American professional basketball player at the small forward position for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association and the USA National Team. ... Earl Smith III, known as J.R. Smith (born September 9, 1985 in Freehold Borough, New Jersey), is an American National Basketball Association player currently with the Denver Nuggets. ... Nene may refer to: The River Nene in England The Rolls-Royce Nene, a jet engine The Hawaiian Goose, also called the Nēnē. Nene (trail), a Seminole Indian word meaning street Nêne was a Prix Goncourt-winning book. ... The Knicks-Nuggets Brawl was an on-court altercation at a National Basketball Association game between the New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, on Saturday, December 16, 2006. ... “Knicks” redirects here. ... Mardy Collins (born August 4, 1984 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American basketball player, who recently completed his college basketball career at Temple University, and was drafted by the New York Knicks with the 29th pick of the first round of the 2006 NBA Draft. ... For the boxer, see Isiah Thomas (boxer). ...


Iverson arrives

On December 19, 2006, the Nuggets traded Joe Smith, Andre Miller, and two first-round draft picks in the 2007 draft to the Philadelphia 76ers for Ivan McFarlin and superstar Allen Iverson (McFarlin was waived immediately following the trade's approval). The moves gave the Nuggets the top two scorers in the league at the time in Anthony, and Iverson who were both scoring over 30 points per game at the time of the trade. On January 11, 2007, Earl Boykins, Julius Hodge, and cash considerations were traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for point guard Steve Blake. With AI, many considered the Nuggets as one of the elite in the West, alongside the Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, and the San Antonio Spurs. However, chemistry would be an issue as the Nuggets finished the regular season with the #6 seed, giving them a first round matchup with the San Antonio Spurs. In the playoffs, the Nuggets got off to a fast start, winning game 1 taking home court advantage away from the Spurs. However, in an eerie repeat of the 2005 playoffs, the Spurs bounced back to win the next four, as the Nuggets were eliminated in the first round in five games for the fourth straight year. Joseph Smith (born July 26, 1975 in Norfolk, Virginia) where he attended Maury High School, is an American basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA. His height is listed as 6-10. ... Andre Lloyd Miller (born March 19, 1976 in Los Angeles, California) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA. Miller played collegiately at the University of Utah for four years. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ivan McFarlin (born April 26, 1982 in Missouri City, Texas) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the Philadelphia 76ers. ... Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia[1]), nicknamed A.I. and The Answer, is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. ... Earl Antoine Boykins (born June 2, 1976 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. ... Julius Melvin Hodge (born November 18, 1983 in Harlem, New York City) is an American professional basketball player. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Steven Hanson Blake (born February 26, 1980 in Hollywood, Florida) is an American professional basketball player at the point guard position. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The 2007 NBA Playoffs was the postseason to the National Basketball Associations 2006-2007 season. ...


Season-by-season records

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, % = Win-Loss %

Season W L  % Playoffs Results
Denver Rockets (ABA)
(Not included in W/L totals)
1967-68 45 33 .577 Lost Division Semifinals New Orleans 3, Denver 2
1968-69 44 34 .564 Lost Division Semifinals Oakland 4, Denver 3
1969-70 51 33 .607 Won Division Semifinals
Lost Division Finals
Denver 4, Washington 3
Los Angeles 4, Denver 1
1970-71 30 54 .357 Lost Division Tiebreaker Texas 115, Denver 109
1971-72 34 50 .405 Lost Division Semifinals Indiana 4, Denver 3
1972-73 47 37 .560 Lost Division Semifinals Indiana 4, Denver 1
1973-74 37 47 .440 Lost Division Tiebreaker San Diego 131, Denver 111
Denver Nuggets (ABA)
(Not included in W/L totals)
1974-75 65 19 .774 Won Division Seminfinals
Lost Division Finals
Denver 4, Utah 2
Indiana 4, Denver 3
1975-76 60 24 .714 Won ABA Semifinals
Lost ABA Finals
Denver 4, Kentucky 3
New York 4, Denver 2
Denver Nuggets (NBA)
(Included in W/L totals)
1976-77 50 32 .610 Lost Conference Semifinals Portland 4, Denver 2
1977-78 48 34 .585 Won Conference Semifinals
Lost Conference Finals
Denver 4, Milwaukee 3
Seattle 4, Denver 2
1978-79 47 35 .573 Lost First Round Los Angeles 2, Denver 1
1979-80 30 52 .366
1980-81 37 45 .451
1981-82 46 36 .561 Lost First Round Phoenix 2, Denver 1
1982-83 45 37 .549 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
Denver 2, Phoenix 1
San Antonio 4, Denver 1
1983-84 38 44 .463 Lost First Round Utah 3, Denver 2
1984-85 52 30 .634 Won First Round
Won Conference Semifinals
Lost Conference Finals
Denver 3, San Antonio 2
Denver 4, Utah 1
LA Lakers 4, Denver 1
1985-86 47 35 .573 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
Denver 3, Portland 1
Houston 4, Denver 2
1986-87 37 45 .451 Lost First Round LA Lakers 3, Denver 0
1987-88 54 28 .659 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
Denver 3, Seattle 2
Dallas 4, Denver 2
1988-89 44 38 .537 Lost First Round Phoenix 3, Denver 0
1989-90 43 39 .524 Lost First Round San Antonio 3, Denver 0
1990-91 20 62 .244
1991-92 24 58 .293
1992-93 36 46 .439
1993-94 42 40 .512 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
Denver 3, Seattle 2
Utah 4, Denver 3
1994-95 41 41 .500 Lost First Round San Antonio 3, Denver 0
1995-96 35 47 .427
1996-97 21 61 .256
1997-98 11 71 .134
1998-99 14 36 .280
1999-2000 35 47 .427
2000-01 40 42 .489
2001-02 27 55 .329
2002-03 17 65 .207
2003-04 43 39 .529 Lost First Round Minnesota 4, Denver 1
2004-05 49 33 .598 Lost First Round San Antonio 4, Denver 1
2005-06 44 38 .537 Lost First Round LA Clippers 4, Denver 1
2006-07 45 37 .543 Lost First Round San Antonio 4, Denver 1
2007-08 3 3 .500
Totals 1165 1351 .463    
Playoffs 43 75 .364

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Home arenas

McNichols Sports Arena (AKA Big Mac) was an indoor arena in Denver, Colorado, USA, adjacent to Mile High Stadium. ... Pepsi Center is an arena located in Denver, Colorado, USA. The building is home to the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Mammoth and Colorado Crush. ...

Players of note

Basketball Hall of Famers

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Current Roster

Denver Nuggets roster
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Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
SF 15 Flag of the United States Anthony, Carmelo (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Syracuse
PG 12 Flag of the United States Atkins, Chucky  (INJ) 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) South Florida*
F/C 23 Flag of the United States Camby, Marcus 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Massachussets*
PG 25 Flag of the United States Carter, Anthony  (INJ) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Hawaii*
F 5 Flag of France Diawara, Yakhouba 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Pepperdine*
F/C 45 Flag of the United States Hunter, Steven 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) DePaul
G 3 Flag of the United States Iverson, Allen 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Georgetown
F 11 Flag of the United States Jones, Bobby 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Washington
F 43 Flag of Lithuania Kleiza, Linas 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Missouri*
PF 4 Flag of the United States Martin, Kenyon 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Cincinnati
F 21 Flag of Mexico Nájera, Eduardo 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Oklahoma
F/C 31 Flag of Brazil Nenê 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 268 lb (122 kg) Brazil
SG 1 Flag of the United States Smith, J.R. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) St. Benedict's Prep (NJ)*
SG 22 Flag of the United States Wafer, Von 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Florida State
PG 29 Flag of the United States Wilks, Mike 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Rice
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (INJ) Injured

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Additional players of note

Denver Nuggets alternate logo introduced for 2005-06 season. The logo has twin yellow pick axes with mountain peak on a blue circle. Currently this logo is placed on center court, replacing the "DN" with the mountain silhouette.

Image File history File links DEN_5751. ... Image File history File links DEN_5751. ... Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (born Chris Wayne Jackson on March 9, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Michael Adams (born January 19, 1963 in Hartford, Connecticut) is a former NBA basketball player and current assistant coach for the University of Maryland, College Parks mens basketball team. ... Chauncey Ray Billups (born September 25, 1976 in Denver, Colorado) is an American professional basketball player. ... A. Byron Beck (born January 25, 1945 in Ellensburg, Washington) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Theodore Roosevelt T.R. Dunn (born February 1, 1955 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American former professional basketball player and coach. ... LaPhonso Darnell Ellis (born May 5, 1970 in East St. ... Spencer Haywood (born April 22, 1949 in Silver City, Mississippi) is a former pro basketball player. ... Timothy Duane (Tim) Hardaway (born September 1, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois) is a retired American basketball point guard who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and who in his prime was one of the leagues best at his position. ... Juwan Antonio Howard (born February 7, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the Minnesota Timberwolves. ... Mark Jackson may refer to: Mark Jacko Jackson (born 1959), Australian Rules footballer, actor Mark Jackson (basketball) (born 1965), American basketball player Mark Jackson (football player), American footballer Mark Jackson (footballer), English footballer Mark Jackson (musician), of the UK band VNV Nation Mark Jackson (politician), American politician Mark Jackson (businessman... Bobby Jones can refer to different people: Bobby Jones: a golf player Bobby J. Jones: a baseball player Bobby M. Jones: a baseball player Bobby Jones: a basketball player Bobby Jones: a gospel singer This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the... Raef Andrew LaFrentz (born May 29, 1976, in Hampton, Iowa) is an American professional basketball player currently with the NBAs Portland Trail Blazers. ... Lafayette Fat Lever (born August 18, 1960 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas) is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... Antonio Keithflen McDyess (born September 7, 1974, in Quitman, Mississippi) is an American 69 (2. ... Andre Lloyd Miller (born March 19, 1976 in Los Angeles, California) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA. Miller played collegiately at the University of Utah for four years. ... Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo, more commonly known as Dikembe Mutombo (born June 25, 1966), is a basketball player in the NBA, playing at the position of center for the Houston Rockets. ... Calvin Leon Natt (born January 8, 1957 in Monroe, Louisiana) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Jalen Anthony Rose (born January 30, 1973 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former American professional basketball player in the NBA currently working for ESPN. In college he was a member of the University of Michigan Wolverines Fab Five (along with Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson) that... Ralph Derek Simpson (born August 10, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan) is a retired American basketball player. ... Ernest Maurice Kiki Vandeweghe III (born August 1, 1958 in Wiesbaden, Germany), is a former National Basketball Association player and the former General Manager of the Denver Nuggets. ... Nickey (Nick) Maxwell Van Exel (born November 27, 1971 in Kenosha, Wisconsin) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA. Van Exel, a 61 left-handed point guard, was most well known for his flashy style of play and his ability to hit critical shots during games. ... Marvin Nathaniel Webster (born April 13, 1952 in Baltimore, Maryland), nicknamed The Human Eraser and Marvin the Magnificent, is a former professional basketball player in the NBA for the Denver Rockets (1975-76), Denver Nuggets (1976-77), Seattle SuperSonics (1977-78), New York Knicks (1978-84) and Milwaukee Bucks (1986...

High points

Franchise leaders

Individual awards

NBA Defensive Player of the Year The National Basketball Associations Defensive Player of the Year Award has been handed out since 1983. ...

NBA Most Improved Player of the Year Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo, more commonly known as Dikembe Mutombo (born June 25, 1966), is a basketball player in the NBA, playing at the position of center for the Houston Rockets. ... Marcus D. Camby (born March 22, 1974 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays center for the Denver Nuggets of the NBA. He recently has won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award[1] while leading the league in blocked shots. ... NBA Most Improved Player Award The annual award presented at seasons end to the National Basketball Association (NBA) player who has made the most noticeable improvement from the previous season or seasons. ...

NBA Coach of the Year Chris Jackson may refer to: Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, born Chris Wayne Jackson, an American professional basketball player. ... The person recognized as the NBA Coach of the Year receives the Red Auerbach Trophy. ...

NBA Executive of the Year This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The NBA Executive of the Year Award is the award given by the National Basketball Association to the leagues best front office executive. ...

All-NBA First Team Vincent Joseph Boryla (b. ... The Associated Press All-NBA Team, also known simply as the All-NBA Team, is an annual honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season. ...

All-NBA Second Team There are several men named David Thompson: David Thompson (explorer, early American settler) (c1592-1628), first European settler of New Hampshire David Thompson (explorer) (1770-1857), Canadian explorer David Thompson (politician) (1836-1886), former member of the Canadian House of Commons David Thompson (basketball) (b. ... The Associated Press All-NBA Team, also known simply as the All-NBA Team, is an annual honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season. ...

All-NBA Third Team Alex English (born January 5, 1954 in Columbia, South Carolina), is a former University of South Carolina and Denver Nuggets basketball forward. ... Lafayette Fat Lever (born August 18, 1960 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas) is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... The Associated Press All-NBA Team, also known simply as the All-NBA Team, is an annual honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season. ...

NBA All-Defensive First Team Antonio Keithflen McDyess (born September 7, 1974, in Quitman, Mississippi) is an American 69 (2. ... Carmelo Kyam Anthony (born May 29, 1984)) is an American professional basketball player at the small forward position for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association and the USA National Team. ... The NBA All-Defensive Team is the NBAs annual honor given to the best defensive players in the NBA during the regular season. ...

NBA All-Defensive Second Team Bobby Jones can refer to different people: Bobby Jones: a golf player Bobby J. Jones: a baseball player Bobby M. Jones: a baseball player Bobby Jones: a basketball player Bobby Jones: a gospel singer This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the... Marcus D. Camby (born March 22, 1974 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays center for the Denver Nuggets of the NBA. He recently has won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award[1] while leading the league in blocked shots. ... The NBA All-Defensive Team is the NBAs annual honor given to the best defensive players in the NBA during the regular season. ...

NBA Rookie First Team Theodore Roosevelt T.R. Dunn (born February 1, 1955 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American former professional basketball player and coach. ... William Henry (Bill) Hanzlik (born December 6, 1957 in Middletown, Ohio) is a former professional basketball player and coach. ... Lafayette Fat Lever (born August 18, 1960 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas) is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo, more commonly known as Dikembe Mutombo (born June 25, 1966), is a basketball player in the NBA, playing at the position of center for the Houston Rockets. ... Marcus D. Camby (born March 22, 1974 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays center for the Denver Nuggets of the NBA. He recently has won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award[1] while leading the league in blocked shots. ... The NBA All-Rookie Team is an set of annual awards recognizing the top rookies in the National Basketball Association. ...

NBA Rookie Second Team Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo, more commonly known as Dikembe Mutombo (born June 25, 1966), is a basketball player in the NBA, playing at the position of center for the Houston Rockets. ... LaPhonso Darnell Ellis (born May 5, 1970 in East St. ... Antonio Keithflen McDyess (born September 7, 1974, in Quitman, Mississippi) is an American 69 (2. ... Nenê (born Maybyner Rodney Hilario on September 13, 1982 in São Carlos, Brazil) is a 6 11 (2. ... Carmelo Kyam Anthony (born May 29, 1984)) is an American professional basketball player at the small forward position for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association and the USA National Team. ... The NBA All-Rookie Team is an set of annual awards recognizing the top rookies in the National Basketball Association. ...

Chris Jackson may refer to: Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, born Chris Wayne Jackson, an American professional basketball player. ... Mark L. Macon (born April 14, 1969, in Saginaw, Michigan) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Denver Nuggets in the 1st round (8th overall) of the 1991 NBA Draft. ... Jalen Anthony Rose (born January 30, 1973 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former American professional basketball player in the NBA currently working for ESPN. In college he was a member of the University of Michigan Wolverines Fab Five (along with Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson) that... Bobby Jackson (born March 13, 1973 in East Spencer, North Carolina) is an NBA basketball player, currently playing guard for the Memphis Grizzlies. ... James Mikely Mantell Posey, Jr. ...

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Baseball MLB: Colorado Rockies PCL: Colorado Springs Sky Sox
Basketball NBA: Denver Nuggets NBA D: Colorado 14ers
Football NFL: Denver Broncos, AFL: Colorado Crush UIF: Colorado Ice
Hockey NHL: Colorado Avalanche CHL: Colorado EaglesRocky Mountain Rage
Soccer MLS: Colorado Rapids PDL: Colorado Rapids U23's
Lacrosse MLL: Denver Outlaws NLL: Colorado Mammoth
Inline Hockey PIHA: Westminster Blizzard•Littleton Fire• Pike's Peak Prowlers
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Denver Nuggets: Information from Answers.com (5130 words)
The Denver Nuggets professional basketball franchise was formed by trucking magnate J. "Bill" Ringsby in 1967 as the Denver Rockets (renamed in 1974), a charter member of the American Basketball Association.
They were named the Denver Larks before they changed their name and became known as the Rockets for their first seven years of existence, winning division titles in 1970 and 1975.
The Nuggets picked 20th in the 2005 NBA Draft; it was acquired from Washington via Orlando.
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