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Nuggets Team History


The Nuggets all-time leading scorer, Alex English (1979-90) was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997.

Highest Scoring Game in NBA History

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On December 13, 1983 the Denver Nuggets and Detroit Pistons combined to score 370 total points at McNichols Arena. Although the Pistons won the triple-overtime game 186-184, it remains the highest scoring game in NBA history.
Nuggets Year by Year Recaps:
Follow the Nuggets from their inception in the ABA to a NBA Western Conference power in the 1980s through the 1990s and into the present.

The Naming of the Nuggets:
Ever wonder why the Nuggets? Here's your answer.

Nuggets All-Time Roster:
Check out the Nuggets' All-Time Roster spanning from Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf to George Zidek.

Nuggets Jersey History:
Let these photos of past Nuggets uniforms take you way back in the Nuggets Uniforms Photogallery.

Nuggets Coaching History:
Check out the Nuggets history of coaches during their NBA days in the Nuggets Coaches Photogallery.

Nuggets Draft History:
Check out every player ever drafted by the Nuggets in our draft history
since joining the NBA in 1976.

Nuggets Retired Numbers:
(2) Alex English
(33) David Thompson
(40) Byron Beck
(44) Dan Issel
(432) Doug Moe

Nuggets Honor Doug Moe:
The Denver Nuggets honored legendary coach Doug Moe at halftime of their game with the Detroit Pistons on Thursday, Nov. 7. Moe, the winningest coach in Nuggets history, had a banner with the number 432 – his regular season victory total in Denver - raised to the rafters.

  • Doug Moe Photogallery 1 | Photogallery 2
  • Classic Moe Quotes
  • Moe Milestone Wins
  • Sharing Moe Memories: Doug Moe | "Big Jane" Moe | T.R. Dunn | Alex English | Kim Hughes | Elston Turner | Kiki Vandweghe
  • Congratulations messages from around NBA

    ACC 50th Anniversary Team:
    Seven former Nuggets form part of the ACC 50th Annivesary Team. The 50-member team was voted on by a 120-member blue-ribbon committee that was selected by the league's 50th Anniversary Committee.

    Alex English - A True Artist:
    Despite being arguably the best player in Nuggets franchise history, Alex English is still somewhat of an unknown name among certain NBA circles. However, there is no denying English's imprint in the Nuggets history books. Learn more about one of the NBA's all-time great "poets" on the court.

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