The struggling Denver Nuggets figured today was the day they couldn’t take anymore Brian Shaw.
At least the franchise fired Shaw before he could be named the NBA Coach of the Year like his predecessor in the Mile High City, George Karl. Shaw replaced George following the 2013 season and accumulated a record of 54-70, lasting less than two years.
Brian Shaw has been relieved of his coaching duties.
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) March 3, 2015
The Nuggets are mired in an eleven-game home losing streak and Shaw had to respond to his team breaking a huddle during a timeout in the fourth quarter by chanting, ‘1-2-3… six weeks!’
“The comment that the players made when they got together and said ‘1, 2, 3, six weeks!’ was the players saying ‘This is the end of the six weeks, we’re going to get a win tonight on our home court and break the six-week losing spell on our home court.’ Not six weeks that it’s the end of the season,” Shaw said. “Now, coincidentally it does happen to be a little over six weeks from then, that it’s the end of the season. But I think our players and the Denver Nuggets as a whole were misrepresented in how that was reported.”
Maybe so, maybe not–but one thing is for sure–there’s a mess in the Mile High City right now.
According to reports, assistant coach Melvin Hunt will serve as Nuggets interim coach for the remainder of the season.
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