According to our friend Benjamin Hochman at the Denver Post the Denver Nuggets are losing one of the great minds in the game, Tim Grgurich.
It is easy to see why, considering the Nuggets will most likely lose Carmelo Anthony and the team probably won’t be as competitive. But Grgurich has been like the Nuggets ‘Yoda’, being the void between the coaches and the players and always having a keen view of the game. He very rarely sat on the bench and spent much of his games standing in the tunnel next to the Nuggets bench as a different view of the game.
Now it doesn’t mean he is completely leaving the team, he may still work with the team just not at a greater length.
The Nuggets also offered the Cleveland Cavaliers former head coach Mike Brown a spot on the bench. However, he declined and wants to step away from basketball for a year.
However, it may be a sign that Brown may be the next coach of the Nuggets after Karl. He did an admirable job in Cleveland (it helped that LeBron James was there), where he posted a 272-138 record and he earned Coach of The Year in 2009. His career in the NBA got started with the Nuggets in 1992 as a video coordinator/scout.
Dampier considering the Nuggets
With all of this talk about Anthony, it is overshadowing that the Nuggets are one of three teams that free agent center Erick Dampier is interested in. Dampier, 6-foot-11, 265 pounds, spent the previous six seasons in Dallas before being traded to Charlotte before being waived by the Bobcats.
Dampier’s list of teams are Miami, Denver and Houston. Obviously the Heat are the No. 1 options, but he’d help the Nuggets who have been undersized the last few years and who knows maybe another factor into Anthony staying in Denver.