After a slow start to the season, the Denver Nuggets have righted the ship underneath rookie head coach Brian Shaw. Though the team lost its best player and award-winning coach and top player personnel executive over the offseason, the Nugs are currently locked in at 13-8, on pace for a 51-win season that would far exceed the win total most predicted before 2013-14.
What the team still hasn’t figured out, though, is why Denver plays so poorly at the outset of games. The Nuggets are far and away the worst first quarter team in the NBA, and most League Pass watchers that witness those sorts of slow starts are shocked to see the team in top form in the fourth quarter, on their way toward yet another win.
Pressed for a reason behind this, Shaw decided to do a little housecleaning last week. Greasy fast food is off the pregame menu for Nuggets players, because there’s no way anything that is dripping with cheese is going to put you in place to roar out of the gate in the first quarter. From Tom Schad at the Denver Post:Read More »from After a series of slow starts, Nuggets coach Brian Shaw has banned fast food from the locker room