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History prof available to address the evolution of the Denver Nuggets

Posted: May 14, 2009


(Denver, Colo.) — With the win over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night, the Denver Nuggets advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 1985.

Today, Nuggets fans are familiar with the names George Karl, Chauncey Billups, Carmelo Anthony and Kenyon Martin. But, long before them, there were others instrumental in building and maintaining the Nuggets’ franchise.

Metropolitan State College of Denver History Professor Adolph Grundman can provide perspective on the franchise’s history. He is the author of “The Golden Age of Amateur Basketball: The AAU Tournament, 1921-1968” (University of Nebraska Press, 2004) that includes a history of the Denver Nuggets, formerly the Denver Rockets.

To coordinate an interview with him, contact Angelia McGowan at 303-501-0752 or Professor Grundman directly at his office at 303-556-3174.


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