Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets are a resident of Denver in the State of Colorado basketball team in the American professional league NBA. Despite the same name, but there is no connection to the original Denver Nuggets, who played in the 1949/50 season in the NBA. The Arena for home games of the franchise is the Pepsi Center in Denver.


The Nuggets in 1967 were founded under the name Denver Rockets as one of the founding members of the American Basketball Association ( ABA). Following the merger of the NBA and ABA, the team moved finally to the 1976/77 season in the NBA, having already made ​​for the 1974/75 season was renamed the current name " Denver Nuggets ". This happened because there beside Denver still a team named Rockets, announced today the Houston Rockets. The biggest success of the team was the division title in the years 1977, 1978, 1985, 1988 and 2006. During the 80 years Denver was with Alex English and Kiki Vandeweghe as one of the fastest teams in the league. In addition, the coach Doug Moe 1988 Coach of the Year was. Under his aegis, the Nuggets were on their run and gun known.

On December 13, 1983 fell in a game between Denver and Detroit Pistons 370 points, Detroit went on to win by two points. 1984/85 reached the Nuggets the Conference Finals.

16 March 2008 they succeeded with a 168:116 win over the Seattle SuperSonics, the highest triumph of the club history. In the 2008 /09 season, the Denver Nuggets since 1985 reached the second time the conference finals, where they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers.

During the 2012/13 season they reached with a record of 57 wins with 25 losses in the regular season set a historic record in franchise history. So you took second place in the Northwest Division behind the Oklahoma City Thunder. In the first round of the play offs the Nuggets faced the Golden State Warriors. Although slightly favored as a third of the Western Conference subject to the Nuggets the Warriors in the series with 2:4 victories and eliminated in the first round. Head coach George Karl received despite the early exit to the NBA Coach of the Year Award. A few weeks after the season gave the Nuggets announced the separation of George Karl to put a new head coach a new impetus.

As the new head coach was introduced in June 2013 Brian Shaw. Shaw previously worked as an assistant coach for the Indiana Pacers.

Special Drafts

Dikembe Mutombo

Ty Lawson

Current squad

Honors and significant achievements