Friday, January 9, 2009

Putting a priority on winning

Since Chauncey Billups joined DEN in a trade back in November, the Nuggets have won 24 of 33.

According to DEN coach George Karl, the addition of the 12-year veteran, who has played in three NBA Finals, had an immediate impact on how the team approached the season:

"In a strange way, I think Chauncey has defined winning with this team as being the only reason why we play the game. In the past couple of years, it seems like we've won games, but that wasn't the only reason we played. His no-nonsense priority is that we're here to compete, we're here to win, we're here to represent the organization, we're here to represent the city of Denver and do it in a first-class way."