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The KEEPING IT 1000, LEGENDS SERIES takes a historical look at the Denver Nuggets through the eyes of the star players who played for the team. In this episode, Fat Lever joins coach George Karl and Adam Mares to discuss the legendary 1985 playoff run and the team that defined the 80s in Denver. Topics include: Doug Moe’s approach Playing against the Showtime Lakers The parade for the team in the 85 playoffs Triple doubles Calvin Natt, Wayne Cooper, and Michael Adams Nikola Jokic, Will Barton, and Monte Morris

Adam Mares and George Karl are joined by former Denver Nuggets legend, LaPhonso Ellis for a walk down memory lane. Phonz was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 1992 and played for rookie head coach and former Nuggets legend himself, Dan Issel. The ’92 Nuggets featured 2nd year standouts, Dikembe Mutombo and Robert Pack as well as Chris Jackson (later Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf). Over the next two seasons, the team would add Bryant Stith, Reggie Williams, Brian Williams, and Rodney Rodgers creating one of the most promising young cores in the NBA. The 1994 playoff win over George Karl’s Seattle SuperSonics remains one of the greatest upsets in American sports history. Phonz and coach Karl share their perspectives on that series…

In this episode, coach George Karl explains to Adam Mares why the Denver Nuggets have a psychological advantage over the Utah Jazz that comes from something beyond just beating them in their most recent game or coming back from down 3-1 in their last playoff series. Plus, the two discuss Jokic’s level of play so far this season, what is different about his approach, and why Quin Snyder tried out such a bold strategy against the Nuggets. Plus, thoughts on how MIchael Porter Jr. is handling being sent back to the bench and the slow, patient process of developing good habits. Lastly, we begin a new series where we look back at a former Nuggets player who played for George…

The Keeping it 1000 podcast is back and so is George Karl! This season we will be bringing you new episodes every other week with insights from former Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl. Today’s topics include: What is being lost in the era of load management Home court advantage without fans Nikola Jokic’s impressive first 6 games of the season Michael Porter Jr and theoretical upside vs. reality Jamal Murray playing alongside Facundo Campazzo Whether or not James Harden should be a trade target

In this season finale of the Keeping it 1000 podcast, George Karl joins Adam Mares to recap Denver’s season and to talk about his big takeaways from their playoff run and observations about the team trying to go from fringe contender to NBA championship. How success breeds arrogance in the NBA The important alignment between the Owner, GM, and Coach Do the Kroenkes want to win? How agents affect free agency How important are things like training facilities, medical staffs, etc. What went wrong against the Lakers? Why the NBA Finals are unique Did Michael Malone do a good job bringing MPJ along slowly? Jrue Holiday, Bradley Beal, Serge Ibaka and other free agent targets

In this episode, George Karl sits down with Adam Mares to share his thoughts on the second round playoff series between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Clippers. Topics include: Can Nikola Jokic be the best player in this series? Has he been so far? The Clippers’ strategy in the 4th quarter Why don’t the Nuggets get to the foul line more? Game 4 adjustments Michael Porter Jr.’s upside as a defender

In this episode, George Karl shares his perspective on the challenges facing the Denver Nuggets through three games of their first round playoff series with the Utah Jazz. Topics include: The complicated identity of the Denver Nuggets inside the bubble Adjustments he would make to the starting lineup Playing small Playing big How much of coaching is understanding player psychology? Why blowout losses, even in the playoffs, are rarely as bad as they seem You can catch coach Karl on the Truth + Basketball podcast And Adam Mares on the DNVR Nuggets podcast

In this episode, George Karl shares his thoughts on the keys to the Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets first round playoff series. Topics include: Whether or not he agrees with teams resting starters down the stretch of the seeding round How an NBA coaching staff prepares for the playoffs Denver’s strengths against Utah Jamal Murray’s role and responsibility Nikola Jokic’s role and responsibility Denver’s X-factor Utah’s strength against Denver The loss of Mike Conley The importance of game https://youtu.be/LZhrwdownKc https://youtu.be/E_o5DJQkC4M Subscribe to the Keeping it 1000 podcast on iTunes. Subscribe to the Truth + Basketball podcast on iTunes Subscribe to the DNVR Nuggets podcast on iTunes

In the first episode of this limited run show, Adam Mares and George Karl discuss recent trends in the NBA, the challenges NBA coaches are facing with a short training camp and unique variables inside the NBA bubble, and a variety of topics surrounding the Denver Nuggets. Timestamps 7:30 – What would you change about the modern NBA game? 12:00...

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DENVER — Kenyon Martin puts the blame for the Nuggets’ 2009 Western Conference Finals loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on coaching. Denver fell 4-2 in a competitive six-game series but many wonder what would have been had the Nuggets been able to complete two inbounds passes late in games one and three. The Lakers went on the win the...

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The Denver Nuggets and Sacramento Kings met for the first time of the season with both Michael Malone and George Karl coaching against their former teams. DeMarcus Cousins (37 points, 20 rebounds) and Rajon Rondo (24 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists and 5 steals on 8-16 shooting) led the way for the Kings as they held off a late Nuggets...

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If you’ve been paying any attention to BSNDenver.com lately you’re likely well aware of my stance on the recent Ty Lawson escapade. While I firmly stand by my premise regarding the neglectful manner in which the Denver Nuggets addressed Lawson, it absolutely must be noted that aside from this catastrophe the Nuggets have had an outstanding offseason. I’d even go...

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After a whirlwind of rumors and reports about a possible DeMarcus Cousins trade from Sacramento to Denver, it’s time to try and set the facts straight… Late Monday night Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski published a brutally scathing piece pertaining to the Sacramento Kings and their head coach George Karl’s desire to trade their franchise player and All-NBA second-teamer, Cousins. In his...

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