Generally, a new coach inherits the very vulnerable team that got the prior coach fired. Which is why, aside from LeBron, the most viscerally defeated or deflated man in the building was Mark Jackson.
The Three Amigos in Denver Broncos lore were all wide receivers: Vance Johnson, Mark Jackson and Ricky Nattiel. The modern version consists of safety Quinton Carter, defensive end Quanterus Smith and linebacker Lerentee McCray.
John Elway says the Denver Broncos, still stinging from their playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens in January, are primed for greatness in 2013 if they can just stay healthy and hungry.
Prima donna wide receivers are all the rage in today’s air-it-out NFL, demanding passes and attention, preening for crowds and cameras. Not in Denver.
Denver Nuggets coach George Karl thought the reaction to his team’s Game 5 win over the Warriors sounded like a “different movie than I’m watching.” Golden State’s Mark Jackson defended his accusations of dirty play Wednesday, and players on both sides practically promised more physicality.
Kenneth Faried brought the energy and the Denver Nuggets rediscovered their toughness in time to stave off elimination Tuesday night with a 107-100 win over the Golden State Warriors.
Whether the pain in Stephen Curry’s sprained left ankle will subside enough for him to be on the court when the Golden State Warriors host the Denver Nuggets for Game 3 on Friday night is not something even the sharp-shooting point guard could say for sure.