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Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 at 10:30 am  |  15 responses

Andre Miller Screamed at Head Coach Brian Shaw for Benching

The Denver Nuggets suffered an ugly 114-102 loss against the visiting Philadelphia Sixers. Brian Shaw said it was his fault the team has been so awful of late (losers of 8 in a row), and veteran guard Andre Miller yelled at his coach in the second half for not being allowed off the pine — the DNP-CD of his NBA career. Per the Denver Post:

Miller yelled about the disrespect he felt he was being shown by sitting. And if he was being disrespected, he’d do the same to the Nuggets’ first-year head coach.

“There’s a time and place for everything,” Shaw said. “In the middle of the arena in front of everyone … I just tried to calm it down.”

Asked if Miller understood the reasons for his one-game seat on the bench, Shaw said, “You’ll have to ask him.”

But by that time, Miller had already left.

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  • TR

    I’d like to see Andre Miller on a contender. Hes wasting away

  • spit hot fiyah

    “..off the pine — the DNP-CD of his NBA career” is that supposed to say first dnp of his career?

    just trade him for a second round pick to a good team, he paid his dues in the L and in denver

  • Dfrance

    Dre may have lost a step or 2 defensively, but he’s never gonna be in the game and hurt your team. Kinda crazy for him to get a DNPCD.

  • The Seed

    No offense, Dre Miller needs to stop it. He is a journey man player, he is not the star. He has had great spots and play in the NBA. But no team is living and dieing with his play. If anything if the Nuggets need him to play well for them to win, their season is already over. BOOK IT!!

  • brothasdontsurf

    There is a reason why contenders have never made serious moves to acquire him.

  • BEZ

    Bottom line….Dre Miller isn’t a superstar by any means but the nuggets roster doesn’t have anyone who is. For the first DNP ever to come against the worst team in the NBA means it had something to do with off the court not on it. The nuggets had the coach of the year last year and fired him…I like Shaw but I don’t think Denver is a great place to start your NBA coaching career.

  • Vince Gully

    Wow, I’ve never seen Andre Miller express any sort of emotion on the court whatsoever in the decade plus I’ve seen him play. Dude always seemed like a consummate pro to me. I’m surprised Brian Shaw would alienate one of his team leaders when they’re struggling. Didn’t he learn anything while playing and coaching under the Zen Master?

  • Evan Boland

    Stupid comment. He could have been a valuate asset to any of the past contenders. (Heat,Spurs,Pacers,OKC)

  • brothasdontsurf

    COULD HAVE. If a contender really wanted him they would have made a move for him. Not like he has a massive contract that isn’t moveable.

  • browntown_26

    The Nuggets are 11-5 when he hits 20 minutes…

    Got to be some sort of off court thing

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    that’s not how it works…..he’s worth too much for a contender to give up an asset. that’s the problem. he’s too good for a contender to just up and acquire him on the cheap.

  • brothasdontsurf

    Because he won’t make himself available like that. Shuttlesworth did it, every player’s situation is different but Andre Miller seems like he has always been ok with just playing for the contract, going back to Cleveland and the Ricky Davis era lol

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    ….. or Andre Miller is a more loyal person in general.

    when he did re-sign with Denver, they were a 55+ win team, and they were coached by George Karl. It wasn’t about the money. Miller makes $5M this season, and will make $4.6M next. Hardly him “playing for a contract”

  • brothasdontsurf

    I love Andre Miller’s game, he is a unique player in this homogeneous league. But playing for 5 teams means that teams obviously didn’t see something in him that made them have to keep him. That’s all i’ve been trying to say, I just don’t know what it is

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Allen Iverson?

    Denver (the first time) was supposed to be his long term destination. But then Allen Iverson became available. — Miller was on the move to Philadelphia, and at that point, he was too old to be a franchise PG for the future. So he sort of filled the void there and Portland.

    But Denver has always been his long term destination. They loved him there the first time, but reality is reality, and Iverson was just a flat out better player.

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