Originally written on Pass The Pill  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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Not many teams have done what the Denver Nuggets have just pulled off, which is letting go of both your general manager and head coach after both won “executive of the year” and “coach of the year” honors. Masai Ujiri, now former Nuggets GM, has taken the GM job with the Raptors, and George Karl was fired as head coach last week. Denver has never been a hotbed of NBA success, with only three trips to the Western Conference Finals in their 37 years in the NBA, 5 trips to the conference semis,  16 seasons of losing in the first round of the playoffs, and 13 seasons of missing the playoffs all together. For Ujiri and Karl to put together a franchise-best 57 win season (3rd overall in the Western Conference) with a roster that doesn’t feature any real definitive star is beyond impressive and certainly worthy of the honors that they received. Even though the team did once again fail to get out of the first round of the playoffs, the team still vastly over achieved, and did in fact lose t...
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