Denver Nuggets

Founded: 1967
Team Owner: Stan Kroenke
Head Coach: Michael Malone
Team Icon: David Thompson
Overall Record: 1913-1899
D-League Affiliate: nada
Championships: nada
Arena: Pepsi Center
Arena Capacity: 19,155
Arena Co-Tenants: Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Toronto Rock (NLL), Toronto Phantoms (AFL)
City: Denver, CO
Denver Nuggets

The Denver Rockets were originally an ABA team which entered the NBA in 1975. However when they joined the NBA they couldn't maintain the Rockets nickname as that one was already being used down in Houston. 

So Denver decided to go with a name-the-team contest to come up with a new nickname, and the winner was Nuggets to reflect the region's gold rush era of the mid-1800s inspired by the gold and silver nuggets that were uncovered at the time.

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