Friday, May 5, 2006

Denver and Kiki Parting Ways

(FortCollins-CO) The Denver Nuggets have decided to end their relationship with General Manager Kiki Vandeweghe. In a quote taken from www.espn.com, Stan Kroenke stated, "After meeting with Kiki today, we agreed that his contract will not be extended. We appreciate his time spent with the Nuggets and wish him good luck as he seeks out his next challenge."

There is no clear indication who will be stepping in to replace Kiki, but there sure is no shortage of things to do in the Nugget clubhouse. One thing that the Nuggets do have in their favor, or against them if you choose to think about it that way, is that they are in no rush to replace Kiki seeing how they do not have a first round draft pick in the forthcoming draft.

The Kiki era is over, and thankfully so. This was a stretch of Nugget history that saw the drafting of Nikoloz Tskitishvili, quite possibly one of the biggest bust in recent history, the signing of Kenyon Martin to a 90 million dollar deal that traded away numerous first round draft picks, and three straight years of being bounced from the first round of the playoffs. Kiki was one hell of a player, no doubt about that, but as a manager he left a lot to be desired.

Best of luck wherever the NBA winds drift your sails, Kiki. A lot of good memories made, but there is plethora of things to do in your departing wake and I'm looking forward to some new concepts being introduced.

1 comment:

PizzaDaHutt said...

I love it.
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