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January 3, 2014 Updates

The frustration that started on the floor on Wednesday night extended into the postgame locker room too, sources told Yahoo Sports. Miller has grown frustrated with Shaw and had recently addressed some issues to him in a locker room meeting forum, league sources said. Yahoo! Sports

January 2, 2014 Updates

After the Nuggets' eighth consecutive loss, 114-102 to Philadelphia on Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center, J.J. Hickson agreed with the notion that the Nuggets have hit rock bottom. But that point may have come earlier, in the second half, when Andre Miller, headed for his first healthy scratch, decided he would verbally take it out on coach Brian Shaw. Miller yelled about the disrespect he felt he was being shown by sitting. And if he was being disrespected, he'd do the same to the Nuggets' first-year head coach. "There's a time and place for everything," Shaw said. "In the middle of the arena in front of everyone ... I just tried to calm it down." Denver Post

Asked if Miller understood the reasons for his one-game seat on the bench, Shaw said, "You'll have to ask him." But by that time, Miller had already left. Many of his teammates remained, however, to explain the free-fall the Nuggets are in. Denver Post

December 30, 2013 Updates

Asked if legal marijuana would alter the NBA as we know it, Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said, "Just like people got accustomed to alcohol, I don't think it's so far out there that it would change anything." He pointed out that the NBA didn't officially start testing for marijuana until 1999. "So the NBA has already had a time where marijuana was a big part of the league and wasn't being tested for," he said. "I do understand that the league is trying to market and portray a certain image, and all of these players are commodities and entities." Denver Post

December 20, 2013 Updates

Having spent 11 years with Kobe Bryant as a player and assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers, Nuggets coach Brian Shaw knows the 14-time All-Star as well as anyone. “It’s tough because I know how hard he worked to get back. Unfortunately, that’s what happens a lot of times. When you’ve come back from an injury, and you’ve worked so hard on a certain area of your body, something else breaks down because maybe it’s overcompensating,” Brian Shaw said. NBA.com

December 10, 2013 Updates

Here’s Shaw’s explanation: “I have been fortunate enough to be affiliated with teams that have had success and made deep playoff runs. And one thing that is consistent, you have to be a good halfcourt team. Offensively, you have to establish an inside presence, whether it’s big men or getting in the paint, and you have to be good at halfcourt execution. The Phoenix Suns, the Sacramento Kings, teams we played that were high-scoring, fast-paced teams—even the Denver Nuggets—we were able to slow them down in the playoffs, when you play them in a seven-game series. Sporting News

“So, yeah, we can win close to 60 games running up at a breakneck pace, but play a team like San Antonio in the playoffs, that can execute in the halfcourt, they’re studying you, they’re going to take away those fastbreak opportunities. If you can’t execute in the halfcourt, you’re out, one and done. That’s the long-term goal, that is what I have to keep in my mind that we have to get better at. We can run. We have proven that, every coach that has coached the Denver Nuggets, going back to Dan Issell and Doug Moe, they take advantage of the altitude up there. But any of those Denver Nuggets teams, have they culminated in a championship in the NBA? Not in the NBA. When I look at that, something has got to change.” Sporting News

December 7, 2013 Updates

Exactly a week after Nate Robinson made comments about being a "target" of NBA referees — an eternity of time to be punished for mere words — the league fined him $25,000. The fine came as a surprise to his head coach, Brian Shaw. "I was actually surprised today when I got notification that he'd gotten fined," Shaw said Friday. "I know that it's something that we've been working with him on, in terms of, I tell him every game, 'Let me deal with the referees, you just play the game.' "But we know he's a fiery competitor and seems to always have to have the last word." Denver Post

December 6, 2013 Updates
December 5, 2013 Updates

Brian Shaw told a touching story before the game about the earring he wears in his left ear. It was actually his mother’s wedding ring. Both of his parents and sister were killed in a car accident in June 1993. After the accident, he turned his mother’s wedding ring into an earring. “It’s a way for me to always feel like I have her with me or like she’s in my ear,” Brian Shaw said. “That’s why I wear it.” He doesn’t wear it during games, however, because he isn’t sure how the league would feel about it. Akron Beacon Journal

December 3, 2013 Updates
December 1, 2013 Updates

Prior to the game, Nuggets coach Brian Shaw talked about the depth of his team, stressing how important it is to balance competing with developing young players. "I think it's important if you want sustainability in this league. You have to develop your young players and they have to play a key and significant role for you at some point. I've been playing 11 players, which is a lot for a rotation, but some of the guys have to develop. I think it's important for me to try to get them out there as much as I possibly can," Shaw said. Denver Post

November 26, 2013 Updates
November 24, 2013 Updates

Next stop, 8,000. Nuggets point guard Andre Miller moved into sole possession of ninth place on the NBA’s career assist list Saturday night when he threw an alley oop to Wilson Chandler in the second quarter of Denver's game against the Dallas Mavericks. It was Miller’s 7,988th assist in 15 NBA seasons, moving him past Rod Strickland. Miller is one of only eight players in NBA history with at least 15,000 points and 7,500 assists. “I think he has been one of the most underrated point guards since he he's been in the league,” Denver coach Brian Shaw said. “He's a guy that just has always got the job done and has always been effective. To last as long as he has is one thing, but to be moving up the ladder still at this stage is a great accomplishment for him.” NBA.com

November 18, 2013 Updates

As if those horrific, life-altering circumstances weren’t enough, Shaw tells HBO Sports that he couldn’t help but feel that he played a direct role in the accident, that his parents — a mechanic and a daycare provider — would still be alive if he hadn’t purchased the car that Shaw’s father was driving as a gift to his family, and if he hadn’t purchased the Las Vegas house the family was driving to on that night. “I said to myself, ‘If I hadn’t bought the house down there they wouldn’t be goin’ down there,’” Shaw says. “If I hadn’t got my father a new car they would o’ just flown down there — I ran over every scenario in my head. … At the time, you know, I just beat myself up over it.” SI.com

Even now, more than 20 years later, Shaw says he seeks comfort in the personal belongings of his deceased family members. “I kept a couple articles of my father’s clothing, my mother’s as well as my sister’s,” he tells HBO Sports. “And — every once in a while I just go get ‘em– and just place the garments over my face, over my nose and I just feel like their essence is still in it. And then I put it back until the next time I need a dose of it again.” SI.com

The ordeal has influenced Shaw’s basketball life too. He remembers the Lakers’ title feeling “bittersweet” because he couldn’t share the accomplishment with his parents, like his teammates, and he recalls trying to stave off a potential “physical altercation” between Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant by reminding them that life is too short for unnecessary animosity. “Well [the death of my family] came up,” Shaw tells HBO Sports, as he describes serving as mediator between the two warring teammates. “I brought that up and I talked about that making the most of the time that you have. Imagine what it would feel like if you got along and just worked hand-in-hand.” SI.com

November 13, 2013 Updates

Nuggets coach Brian Shaw expected to talk with Faried about it all prior to Wednesday night’s game against the Lakers. The coach is no stranger to trade talk and being traded himself. Shaw was traded four times in his career. Shaw called the Faried-to-New York trade rumor “exactly what it is; it’s a rumor.” Denver Post

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