The Denver Nuggets lost 19-of-21 games before finally firing head coach Brian Shaw. Many of those losses were absolute embarrassments, and the Nuggets had a league-worst net rating of -11.8 during that stretch, per NBA.com.
But would you look at this:
In Melvin Hunt's five games, Denver has the 11th-best offense and 7th-best defense in the league. This is not a joke. This is a real tweet.
— Justin Faudree (@SmoothsHoops) March 10, 2015
Yeah, I’d say that’s pretty damning evidence that the Nuggets gave up on Shaw. It’s tough to know how much blame to assign either way, but it’s clear that both Shaw and the players deserve plenty. It’s a shame it turned out the way it did, but maybe it was for the best.