Tuesday, March 3, 2015

An Incomplete List of Potential New Denver Nuggets Coaches

The Denver Nuggets fired head coach Brian Shaw on Tuesday. Not long after the Nuggets started ending their huddles by counting down until the end of the season (they of course denied that was what they were doing). The biggest Nuggets fan I know is Colin Deaver, who contributes to RoundballMining.com (among his other sporting skills) and has been calling for the Nuggets to blow themselves up for many many weeks. After the firing, he began listing the people he would rather have as head coach. My suggestions have a "*". Suggestions from other people get a ^ Feel free to add your own nominees in the comments.

Chauncey Billups, "Mr. Big Shot." 
Paul Westhead
Mike Brown
Tim Floyd
*Floyd Mayweather
*Manny Pacquiao
Bill Cartwright 
*Ben Cartwright
Nate McMillan
*Jean K. Jean (Zut Alors!)

*Larry Brown  (he's been at SMU three years, he's probably bored by now.)
Kaleb Canales, one time Blazers assistant and interim head coach
*Jacque Vaughn, recently fired Orlando head coach (because how can he make it any worse?)
Danny Manning
*Danny DeVito
*Christopher Lloyd
*Sam Malone
^Kiki Vandeghwe

^Fat Lever

*Becky Hammon, the first female NBA assistant head coach, she's with the Spurs, of course (make history!)
*Tim Duncan
*Any Spurs season-ticket holder for the last 15 years
Juwan Howard
*Rick Barnes (because then underachieving will be expected)
*Rick Blaine
*Rick Steves
*Ric Ocasek
*Rik Mayall
Nick Van Exel 
Drew Muscatell (played basketball with Colin)
*Colin Deaver (what, you haven't been paying attention?)
Colin and the author.
photos courtesy: hoopshype.com, smu.edu, nba.com/nuggets, wnba.com, the author's collection

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