At first glance, the 2012-13 Denver Nuggets' season looks like a resounding success. They finished with a franchise best 57–25 record; head coach George Karl received the NBA Coach of the Year award; and their general manager, Masai Ujiri, was named the Executive of the Year. This all sounds like a young team on the way to building a contender, right? Not quite. While regular season records and awards are nice, the goal is always to win a championship, and unfortunately, their season also included another first round playoff exit. That last part was enough to nullify all of the other positives. Thus began the ensuing shake up. Karl was fired; Ujiri jumped ship to the Raptors; and his potential in-house replacement, vice president of basketball operations Pete D'Alessandro, left to become the new GM of the Kings. The organization went about replacing these vital positions by bringing in a first-time general manager and a first-time head coach. To repl
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