June 23, 1990
John Thompson will remain Georgetown's basketball coach after rejecting an offer worth at least $6 million to become general manager of the Denver Nuggets, he said Friday. Thompson, who coached Georgetown to the NCAA title in 1984, considered the offer from the NBA franchise, the first black-owned team in professional sports, for five days. "I looked at the total package and said, 'The time is not right,' " said Thompson, the 1988 U.S. Olympic men's basketball coach. He did not elaborate.
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.