Nuggets guard Andre Miller rips coach Brian Shaw after benching
Denver Nuggets veteran guard Andre Miller is having issues with head coach Brian Shaw and took Shaw to task after the team’s eighth straight loss, a 114-102 setback to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.
Miller did not play against the 76ers even though he was healthy.
According to the Denver Post’s Christopher Dempsey, Miller yelled about being disrespected because he was not playing.
Miller, 37, is playing a career-low 19 minutes per game this season, down from 26.2 minutes last year.
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And if he was being disrespected, he’d do the same to the Nuggets’ first-year head coach.
“There’s a time and place for everything,” Shaw said. “In the middle of the arena in front of everyone … I just tried to calm it down.
Asked if Miller understood the reasons for his one-game seat on the bench, Shaw said, “You’ll have to ask him.”
But by that time, Miller had already left.
Denver (14-17) is on its longest losing streak since the end of the 2002-03 season.