Denver Nuggets assistant Melvin Hunt was a member of the Houston Rockets coaching staff when he heard the story of a high school player considering making the jump to the NBA.
Projected as a first-round draft pick, Ndudi Ebi had great talent, but Hunt knew it would be difficult for anyone to bypass a college scholarship for the bright lights of the pros.
There won’t be many secrets when the Denver Nuggets face the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night.
It will be the third regular-season meeting between the two teams in less than three weeks. They also played once during the preseason.
DENVER, Nov. 28, 2012 -- The Denver Nuggets have promoted Pete D’Alessandro to Vice President of Basketball Operations and Mike Bratz to Director of Player Personnel, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri announced today.
D’Alessandro is in his third season with the Nuggets after joining the team in 2010 as advisor to the executive vice president of basketball operations. From 2004-08, he served as director of basketball operations and assistant general manager for the Golden State Warriors.
Kosta Koufos is the Crash Davis of the Denver Nuggets locker room.
Ask him a question about his performance and you’re likely to get an answer that’s straight from the Bull Durham Sports Cliché Handbook:
“I’m just working hard and doing my best to help the team win. Everybody contributed tonight, so it was a great team effort.”