The Denver Nuggets are an American expert ball crew based in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets contend in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a part club of the league’s Western Conference Northwest Division.
The group was established as the Denver Larks in 1967 as a contract establishment of the American Basketball Association (ABA), however changed its name to Rockets before the first season. It changed its name again to the Nuggets in 1974. After the name change, the Nuggets played for the final ABA Championship title in 1976, losing to the New York Nets.
The group has had a few times of accomplishment, meeting all requirements for the ABA Playoffs for all seasons from 1967 to the 1976 ABA playoffs where it lost in the finals. The group joined the NBA in 1976 after the ABA– NBA merger and fit the bill for the NBA playoffs in nine sequential seasons during the 1980s and ten successive seasons from 2004 to 2013.
However, it has not shown up in a championship round since its last year in the ABA. The Nuggets play their home amusements at Pepsi Center, which they share with the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League (NLL).
Season-via season records
Primary article: List of Denver Nuggets seasons
Primary article: List of Denver Nuggets head mentors
Denver Auditorium Arena (1967– 1975)
Denver Coliseum (1967– 1975)
McNichols Sports Arena (1975– 1999)
Pepsi Center (1999– present)
Hues, logos and uniforms
The Nuggets have shown various shading plans, logos and outfits all through their establishment history, incorporating their days in the American Basketball Association (ABA) as the “Denver Rockets.”
1967– 1974: Denver Rockets (ABA)
From 1967– 68 through 1970– 71, the Denver Rockets’ logos, outfits and hues were dark, orange and white. From 1971– 72 through 1973– 74, the Rockets donned gold and purple (Columbine blue) regalia, and their logo included a silly rocket skipping a gold and purple b-ball, with a purple and white snow-topped mountain in the background.
1974– 1981: Maxie The Miner
Amid the Nuggets’ last two seasons in the ABA, the group’s logo highlighted a silly digger known as “Maxie The Miner,” with an expansive red whiskers, a pick hatchet in one hand and a red and blue ball in the other hand. At the point when the Nuggets joined the NBA in the 1976– 77 season, they held the pick-hatchet logo on their shirts from the ABA days. The home regalia highlight “Chunks” in red, with a red pick-hatchet inside a blue oval, and gold numbers with blue trim in front, blue numbers and letters at the back.
The street regalia were blue, with “Denver” in blue with a blue pick-hatchet in a red oval, and gold numbers in front, white numbers and letters at the back. The Nuggets disentangled their garbs following their debut season in the NBA. From 1977– 82, their home regalia were white, with a “Chunks” content composed over the chest in a darker regal blue, with gold trim around the content and pullover numbers. The regal blue away pullover had “Denver” composed over the chest in white, with gold trim.
1981– 1993: Rainbow City Skyline
From 1981– 82 through 1992– 93, the Nuggets wore the Denver “rainbow city” horizon over the chest and back on both the home and away outfits. A few fans additionally consider the notorious 1980s logo the “Tetris” logo, because of the structures that shadow the mountains on the logo which are in the state of squares. The underlying home garbs were white with naval force and green trim, with “Chunks” and the uniform number in gold with blue trim.
The player names were written in square lettering and in a straight position. In 1985, they changed the shade of blue to illustrious and wiped out green, and in 1986, changed the back numbers to regal blue. In 1991, matching with the presentation of Dikembe Mutombo, “Pieces” ended up white with regal blue and gold trim.
The street regalia were at first naval force blue with green trim, with “Denver” and the uniform number in white with gold trim, before in like manner transforming it to regal blue, with gold serifed square letters for player names in a curve (regal blue in home garbs). The text style and “Horizon” logo have been utilized on interchange shirts right up ’til the present time, with it being on the Nuggets’ “Announcement” regalia.
1993– 2003: Navy blue, dim red and metallic gold
For the 1993– 94 season, the Nuggets definitely changed their look, with a naval force blue, metallic gold and wine shading plan on their outfits. The “rainbow city horizon,” which had been synonymous with the group since 1981, was supplanted with a logo that included a naval force blue snow-topped mountain over an extended western-style “Pieces” wordmark in metallic gold, and a bended dull red lace with a “Denver” wordmark situated in the middle of the mountain and the “Chunks” wordmark.
The home pullovers had a “Chunks” content in an adjusted rendition of the typeface Aachen over the chest in naval force blue, with dim red and metallic gold trim around the content and numbers, while the naval force blue away shirts had a similar content in metallic gold, with dim red and white trim. The Nuggets wore these regalia for 10 years, until the finish of the 2002– 03 season.
2003– 2018: Powder blue, naval force blue and gold
For the 2003– 04 season, the Nuggets rolled out another uniform improvement, agreeing with Carmelo Anthony’s introduction, with a shading plan of powder blue, gold (yellow) and imperial blue. The essential logo, highlighting a snow-topped mountain, bended strip with a “Denver” wordmark and an amplified western-style “Chunks” workmark (see past segment), was altered, with the snow-topped mountain regal blue, the lace powder blue and the “Pieces” wordmark a brilliant yellow.
Like the 1990s regalia, the Nuggets’ changed pullovers likewise had the Aachen typeface over the chest — it was “Pieces” in powder blue, with regal blue and gold trim on the home white shirt, while the powder blue street shirts had “Denver” in white, with gold and regal blue trim. These shirts, alongside the group logo, were changed before the 2008– 09 season, with the regal blue supplanted by the shade of naval force blue that had been a piece of the group’s shading plan from 1993– 2003. These shirts were utilized until the 2014– 15 season, while the snow-topped mountain logo would fill in as the group’s essential logo until the 2017– 18season.
In the 2005– 06 season, the Nuggets additionally presented a substitute logo, just as an other naval force blue uniform. The substitute logo included twin meeting gold pick tomahawks in a powder blue hover, with a “gold chunk” at the highest point of the circle and a ball with gold laying out and naval force blue accents.
The naval force blue pullover included an other “Pieces” content in gold, with naval force blue inside trim and powder blue delineating. This uniform was utilized until the finish of the 2011– 12season, while the round “pick hatchet” logo would turn into the group’s new essential logo for the 2018– 19 season — see next segment.
For the 2012– 13 season, the Nuggets uncovered a gold exchange pullover, supplanting the previously mentioned naval force blue shirts that had been utilized amid the past seven seasons. This pullover highlighted an arrival to the Denver “rainbow horizon” logo, yet utilized the group’s “Aachen” typeface and shading plan of powder blue, naval force and gold.
For the 2015– 16 season, the Nuggets adjusted the content and numbering textual styles on their home and away shirts, with a gold “Chunks” content on the home white pullover and a gold “Denver” content on the powder blue away shirt — both with the “Amphitheater” typeface. Naval force blue numerals cut in gold, just as naval force blue nameplates, were included on both the home and away pullovers.
The other gold “horizon” pullovers were likewise changed, with a retro “Chunks” wordmark (that was utilized on the 1980s rainbow horizon shirts) in naval force blue cut in white. The numerals were additionally altered with the Coliseum typeface, however stayed white, with powder blue inside trim and naval force blue outside outlining.
The Nuggets refreshed their garbs for the 2017– 18 season. The light uniform (named by Nike as the “Affiliation” shirt), the dim uniform (named by Nike as the “Symbol” pullover) and the substitute uniform (named by Nike as the “Announcement” pullover) saw the arrival of naval force blue as an essential shading out of the blue since the 2002– 03 season, while powder blue was consigned to trim shading status. Slight changes were made to the striping and lettering.
The Nuggets’ gold “Explanation” pullover made some detectable modifications also, consigning the naval force, powder and white rainbow to the sides and moving the number to the bottom. Western Union became the group’s shirt support.
2018– present: Evolved new identity
For the 2018– 19 season, the Nuggets adjusted their logos and regalia, including different shading plans that the group has worn in their history. The new shading plan comprises of midnight blue (naval force), daylight yellow, flatirons red (maroon) and horizon blue (regal) — the last shading is just highlighted on the “Announcement” pullover and two of the group’s new substitute logos. Powder blue, which had been a piece of the group’s shading plan since 2003, was disposed of from all logos and regalia.
The white “Affiliation” shirt highlights “Chunks” in flatirons red, with daylight yellow trim and midnight blue numbers with daylight yellow trim, while the midnight blue “Symbol” pullover highlights “Denver” in daylight yellow, with flatirons red trim and white numbers with flatirons red trim. The two sets will likewise incorporate a mountain top striping on the shorts and the pick hatchet logo on the waistline. The horizon blue “Explanation” shirt highlights “Mile High City” in white encompassing daylight yellow numbers, in addition to a midnight blue mountain top outline and a daylight shout