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Report: Nuggets players break huddle with ‘1-2-3 ... six weeks!’

Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw


The Nuggets are limping to the finish line of another disappointing season, and the players are apparently counting the days.

That in itself is not a problem, because no one enjoys getting blown out on a nightly basis, and there’s little reason to believe that Denver has a chance to turn things around the way the roster is constructed.

But doing so publicly (and vocally) can give off the wrong impression.

From Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post:

A fourth-quarter huddle late in the Nuggets’ 104-82 loss to the Utah Jazz on Friday broke with this phrase: “1-2-3 ... six weeks!”

As in six weeks to go until the end of the season. That’s 24 games, 46 days and 1,152 minutes away.

Tax day, April 15, is getaway day: the last day of the Nuggets’ season. Rest assured, there are players who are already counting.

If this is true, then Brian Shaw should be fired -- immediately.

The one thing a head coach is there to do more than any other is to get as close to maximum effort out of his players as possible, and get it on a consistent basis.

A public display like this by the players makes it seem as though they’ve already given up, and if that’s the case, a fresh voice needs to be introduced to the locker room to rejuvenate guys and get things headed in the right direction from a mental standpoint before the season is finished.