The Denver Nuggets introduce new head coach Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw is in his second year of coaching the Denver Nuggets.  So far the team hasn’t been playing very well and currently has a 13-20 record and the 12th spot in the Western Conference.  Granted the Western Conference is pretty difficult but the Nuggets have some talented players and are expected to do better.  So Shaw’s job security is in question.  Remember this is the team that fired George Karl right after he won Coach of the Year.

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via ESPN:

Whether you think Shaw deserves to stay or needs to go, there is indisputable disinterest from a fanbase that was largely skeptical from the moment Karl was fired. That may be one reason that, according to two NBA sources, the name to keep an eye on in the unlikely event the Nuggets move away from Shaw would be Mike D’Antoni.

D’Antoni’s system is an entertaining, fast-paced attack that inspired the book, :07 Seconds or Less: My Season on the Bench with the Runnin’ and Gunnin’ Phoenix Suns by Jack McCallum. His tenure in Phoenix included a record of 253-136, two appearances in the conference finals and Coach of the Year honors in 2005. If declining consumer interest is a concern to ownership as one would expect, D’Antoni’s philosophy could help in that area.