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                      ***** Denver Nuggets *****
 
                     From The Sports Network
 
 Team Founded:  1967-68
 Team History:  1967-74 - Denver Rockets (American Basketball
                                         Association)
                1974-76 - Denver Nuggets
                1976-Present - Joined NBA
 
 Arena Address:
 The Pepsi Center
 1000 Chopper Place
 Denver, CO 80204-1799
 
 Opened: October 2, 1999
 First Official Game:  October 2, 1999, 107-102 OT win over Phoenix Suns
 Arena Capacity:  19,309
 
 Owner: E. Stanley Kroenke
 Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations: Tim Connelly
 Head Coach: Brian Shaw
 
                           Coaching History:
 
 Term               Coach                        Reg.Season       Playoff
 1967-69            Bob Bass                      89- 67           5- 7
 1969-70            John McClendon                 9- 19
                    (Replaced after 28 games in 1969-70 Season)
                    Joe Belmont                   42- 14           5- 7
 1970-71            Joe Belmont                    3- 10
                    (Replaced after 13 games in 1970-71 Season)
                    Stan Albeck                   27- 44
                    (Interim Head Coach for 73 games in 1970-71 Season)
 1971-74            Alex Hannum                  118-134           4- 8
 1974-79            Larry Brown                  251-134          21-24
                    (Replaced after 53 games in 1978-79 Season)
                    Donnie Walsh                  19- 10           1- 2
 1979-81            Donnie Walsh                  41- 72
                    (Replaced after 31 games in 1980-81 Season)
                    Doug Moe                      26- 25
 1981-90            Doug Moe                     406-332          24-37
 1990-92            Paul Westhead                 44-120
 1992-95            Dan Issel                     96-102           6- 6
                    (Replaced after 34 games in 1994-95 Season)
                    Gene Littles                   3- 13
                    (Interim Head Coach for 16 games in 1994-95 Season)
                    Bernie Bickerstaff            20- 12           0- 3
 1995-1996          Bernie Bickerstaff            39- 56
                    (Stepped down after 13 games of 1996-97 season)
                    Dick Motta                    17- 52
                    (Interim Head Coach)
 1997-1998          Bill Hanzlik                  11- 71
 1999-1999          Mike D'Antoni                 14- 36
 1999-2002          Dan Issel                     84-108
                    (resigned after 28 games in 2001-02 season)
 2002-2002          Mike Evans                    18- 36
                    (Interim coach for final 54 games of 2001-02 season)
 2002-2005          Jeff Bzdelik                  73-119           1- 4
                    (fired after 18 games in 2004-05 season)
                    Michael Cooper                 4- 10
                    (interim coach for 14 games in 2004-05 season)
 2005-2013          George Karl                  423-257          21-38
 2013-present       Brian Shaw                    36- 46
 
 Retired Numbers: (4)
 
  2 - Alex English
 33 - David Thompson
 40 - Byron Beck
 44 - Dan Issel
 
 Nuggets in the Hall of Fame: (3)
 
 1992 - Dan Issel
 1996 - David Thompson
 2002 - Larry Brown
 
 POST-SEASON APPEARANCES:
 
 Championships: None
 Division Titles: (7) 1977, '78, '85, '88, 2006, '09, '10
 
 Most Valuable Player                   Rookie of the Year
 --------------------                   ------------------
 (Maurice Podoloff Trophy)              (Eddie Gotlieb Trophy)
 None                                   None
 
 Coach of the Year                      Executive of the Year
 -----------------                      ---------------------
 (Red Auerbach Trophy)
 1988 - Doug Moe                        1985 - Vince Boryla
 2013 - George Karl                     2009 - Mark Warkentien
                                        2013 - Masai Ujiri
 
                           Yearly Records:
 
                        Reg. Season                Playoffs
 Year    Location      W   L   Pct.  Pos.  Div.    W   L   Pct.
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
 1967-68 Denver       45  33  .577   (3)           2   3   .400
 1968-69 Denver       44  34  .564   (3)           3   4   .428
 1969-70 Denver       51  33  .607   (1)           5   7   .417
 1970-71 Denver       30  54  .357   (4)
 1971-72 Denver       34  50  .405   (4)           3   4   .428
 1972-73 Denver       47  37  .560   (3)           1   4   .200
 1973-74 Denver       37  47  .440   (4)
 1974-75 Denver       65  19  .774   (1)           7   6   .537
 1975-76 Denver       60  24  .714   (1)           6   7   .461
 1976-77 Denver       50  32  .610   (1)   Mid     2   4   .333
 1977-78 Denver       48  34  .585   (1)   Mid     6   7   .462
 1978-79 Denver       47  35  .573   (2)   Mid     1   2   .333
 1979-80 Denver       30  52  .366   (3)   Mid
 1980-81 Denver       37  45  .451   (4)   Mid
 1981-82 Denver       46  36  .561   (2)   Mid     1   2   .333
 1982-83 Denver       45  37  .549   (2)   Mid     3   5   .375
 1983-84 Denver       38  44  .463   (3)   Mid     2   3   .400
 1984-85 Denver       52  30  .634   (1)   Mid     8   7   .533
 1985-86 Denver       47  35  .573   (2)   Mid     5   5   .500
 1986-87 Denver       37  45  .451   (4)   Mid     0   3   .000
 1987-88 Denver       54  28  .659   (1)   Mid     5   6   .455
 1988-89 Denver       44  38  .537   (3)   Mid     0   3   .000
 1989-90 Denver       43  39  .524   (4)   Mid     0   3   .000
 1990-91 Denver       20  62  .244   (7)   Mid
 1991-92 Denver       24  58  .293   (4)   Mid
 1992-93 Denver       36  46  .439   (4)   Mid
 1993-94 Denver       42  40  .512   (4)   Mid     6   6   .500
 1994-95 Denver       41  41  .500   (4)   Mid     0   3   .000
 1995-96 Denver       35  47  .427   (4)   Mid
 1996-97 Denver       21  61  .256   (5)   Mid
 1997-98 Denver       11  71  .134   (7)   Mid
 1998-99 Denver*      14  36  .280   (6)   Mid
 1999-00 Denver       35  47  .427   (5)   Mid
 2000-01 Denver       40  42  .488   (6)   Mid
 2001-02 Denver       27  55  .329   (6)   Mid
 2002-03 Denver       17  65  .207   (7)   Mid
 2003-04 Denver       43  39  .524   (6)   Mid     1   4   .200
 2004-05 Denver       49  33  .598   (2)   N/West  1   4   .200
 2005-06 Denver       44  38  .537   (1)   N/West  1   4   .200
 2006-07 Denver       45  37  .549   (2)   N/West  1   4   .200
 2007-08 Denver       50  32  .610   (2)   N/West  0   4   .000
 2008-09 Denver       54  28  .659   (1)   N/West 10   6   .625
 2009-10 Denver       53  29  .646   (1)   N/West  2   4   .333
 2010-11 Denver       50  32  .610   (2)   N/West  1   4   .200
 2011-12 Denver*      38  28  .576   (2)   N/West  3   4   .429
 2012-13 Denver       57  25  .695   (2)   N/West  2   4   .333
 2013-14 Denver       36  46  .439   (4)   N/West
 
 * - strike-shortened season
 
 Overall NBA Regular Season Record: 1500 - 1568  (.489)
 Overall NBA Post Season Record:      61 -   98  (.384)
 
 
 
 04/22 10:38:23 ET


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