Josh Kroenke Rumors

Denver Nuggets President and Governor Josh Kroenke announced today that in conjunction with the season-long celebration of 50 years of Mile High Basketball, the Nuggets will be retiring legendary player Lafayette “Fat” Lever’s #12 jersey on Saturday, December 2, 2017 vs. the Los Angeles Lakers. “With what Fat Lever has meant to this team, this city and our community for the past 30-plus years, it makes perfect sense to honor him by retiring his jersey during this special season,” Kroenke stated. “He is not only one of the best Nuggets in franchise history, but a great ambassador of Denver basketball as well. It is going to be an honor to have his jersey hanging in our arena.”
So when Kroenke, now the president of the Nuggets, made his pitch to free agent Dwyane Wade last July, he was sure to stir up the memory. “I looked Dwyane Wade in the eye and said, ‘Dwyane, I’m probably the only person who is going to try to recruit you this summer who scored 14 points on you,’ ” Kroenke recalled Wednesday during an interview with The Denver Post. “Those types of little interactions can kind of set the tone for the rest of the meeting. So it was very serious but also very light-hearted, and that’s who we are fundamentally as an organization.”