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From coaching staff to front office to on the court, Denver Nuggets have deep ties to Baltimore

From coaching staff to front office to on the court, Denver Nuggets have deep ties to Baltimore

Pro basketball fans in Baltimore might feel a bit removed from the NBA playoffs, which began over the weekend.

The team that used to represent the city, the Bullets, moved away 35 years ago. The team they became in Washington, eventually renamed the Wizards, won just 32 games this season, out of playoff contention early.

Yet there is a team — albeit one located more than 1,600 miles away — that has more than a few ties to Baltimore.

And after Saturday night’s 101-96 defeat at home to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of their first-round series, the Denver Nuggets might need all the fans they can muster. Game 2 is Tuesday night in Denver.

“I have people always tell...

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