DENVER, Oct. 30, 2012 – The Denver Nuggets have signed point guard Ty Lawson to a multiyear contract extension, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri announced today.

“We felt Ty was ready to take on a lot of responsibility last season and he proved he could handle it,” Ujiri said. “He is maturing as a leader on the court and in the locker room, so it was an easy decision for us to sign him to an extension.”

Defining the beginning of an era tends to be an inexact science.

When Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson arrived in Denver in 2009, he walked into a locker room filled with talented veterans fresh off an appearance in the Western Conference finals.

The Nuggets, it seemed, were in the midst of something special. They had two All-Stars in Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups and a blend of talented players such as Kenyon Martin, Nene and J.R. Smith.

The Denver Nuggets tip-off their 2012-13 home schedule on Tuesday, November 6 at 7pm vs the Detroit Pistons.

All fans attending the game will receive a FREE Araphoe Basin lift ticket.

Opening Night will also feature a special appearance by Nuggets legend #20 Laphonso Ellis.

Great tickets are still available, including Family Night packs that feature 4 tickets and 4 family meals starting at just $79.

All Nuggets 10-Game Fan Plans purchased before November 6 will include Opening Night as a FREE game.