June 20, 1990
John Thompson said Tuesday he was "very excited" about an offer to become general manager and part owner of the Denver Nuggets but has not decided whether to leave Georgetown University after 18 years as the Hoyas' basketball coach. The former Boston Celtic reserve player talked like a man whose NBA luggage--if not packed--is at least out of the closet.
February 14, 1990 |
Pete Babcock, the off-again, on-again general manager of the Denver Nuggets, will take over as general manager of the Atlanta Hawks in a move expected to be completed Wednesday in Atlanta. The Times' sources said that Stan Kasten, currently president and general manager of both the Hawks and the Atlanta Braves, will remain the president of the Hawks but relinquish the Hawks' general manager job to Babcock and concentrate on the Braves.
December 31, 1990 |
When offensive records fall in the NBA these days, it's a sure bet the Denver Nuggets will be involved. While the Magic was setting a club scoring record in a 155-116 victory over the Nuggets Sunday night at Orlando, Fla., guard Scott Skiles set an NBA record for assists. Skiles, 23rd in the league with a 6.6 average, had 30 assists. The former record was 29 set in 1978 by Kevin Porter of New Jersey.
December 25, 1990
The Denver Nuggets waived guards T.R. Dunn and Avery Johnson Monday, then activated forward Jerome Lane from the injured list.
July 11, 1990
Bernie Bickerstaff resigned late Tuesday night as vice president of basketball operations for the Seattle SuperSonics, who then announced he would become general manager of the Denver Nuggets today. There was no immediate confirmation from the Nuggets, who have been searching for a general manager for three months, but Bickerstaff reportedly attended the All-Star baseball game in Chicago Tuesday night as a guest of Nugget managing general partner Peter Bynoe and president Carl Scheer.
November 13, 1990 |
What's behind that slow Laker start, or can you spell t-r-a-n-s-i-t-i-o-n? If anyone thought they were going to switch coaches, systems and key personnel while all their top rivals were newly reinforced, then simply pick up where they had left off, they were dreaming. If anyone thought it was Pat Riley's fault and all they had to do was rid the roster of a loud voice in its ear, here's reality: two home losses compared to four all of last season; three games shooting 46% or less; no sellouts.