Denver Nuggets Fire Head Coach Brian Shaw

The Nuggets may be counting down the days until the season ends, but head coach Brian Shaw is already on his way out of town.

Two days after the Nuggets reportedly broke a team huddle by chanting “1,2,3, six weeks!,” Shaw was fired, according to a Yahoo report.

Denver has lost 19 of their last 21 games, and Shaw’s firing has been a possibility for months. His two-year tenure was marred by clashes with players, schematic disasters and an overall lack of effort from players. There’s no word yet on who will replace Shaw, but assistant coach Melvin Hunt will become interim head coach.

The Denver Nuggets fired coach Brian Shaw on Tuesday morning, league sources told Yahoo Sports.


The Nuggets have free-fallen to a 20-39 record in Shaw’s second season as coach and have been ripe with locker-room issues.