The Nuggets fired coach Brian Shaw on Tuesday.(Photo: Chris Humphreys, USA TODAY Sports)The Denver Nuggets have fired coach Brian Shaw, a person with knowledge of the decision confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the firing had not yet been announced.Shaw was in his second season with the Nuggets, who went 57-25 under George Karl the season before making the surprising coaching change and overhauled the organization in a way that clearly hasn’t panned out. The Nuggets, who lost general manager Masai Ujiri to the Toronto Raptors during that same summer as well, went 36-46 last season under Shaw and are 20-39 this season.Shaw had spent most of the season openly sharing the frustration he had with his players, and it seemed there was an internal acknowledgement from management that he had every reason to be upset. But the situation continued to grow worse, best evidenced by a recent huddle in which players reportedly chanted, “one, two, three – six weeks!” as they appeared to be counting down to the end of the season. Shaw, however, later denied that was the case and said it was a message he had shared with his players about how they hadn’t won a game in nearly six weeks and the time to stop the streak had arrived.Nuggets President Josh Kroenke and general manager Tim Connelly clearly reached their breaking point, and the search will now begin for Shaw’s replacement. According to the Nuggets, assistant coach Melvin Hunt will assume Shaw’s role until the end of the season.”On behalf of everyone in the Denver Nuggets organization, I would personally like to thank Brian for his services the past two seasons in Denver,” Connelly said in the team’s eventual announcement. “He is a champion and a gentleman and I wish him nothing but the best for himself and his family moving forward. Since we purchased the franchise in 2000 we have constantly strived to field a competitive team, culminating in 10 straight playoff appearances and a franchise record 57 wins in the 2012-13 regular season. … – Click Here To Visit Article Source