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Denver Nuggets owner Josh Kroenke joins The Woj Pod to discuss alternative ideas to NBA early entry, how he chooses his GM’s, inside the legendary Carmelo Anthony trade, the passing of agent Dan Fegan, and much, much more.
2:14: How does Kroenke watch the Nuggets while he is on the road?
3:30: The passing of prominent NBA agent Dan Fegan.
9:14: Kroenke’s mentors as he prepared to become a team owner, including his father Stan.
11:16: The Nuggets getting a tremendous return for Carmelo Anthony in 2011, especially compared to recent trades involving stars.
13:37: How the Anthony trade changed the NBA news cycle.
15:48: The months-long saga that led to the Anthony trade.
17:20: Chris Paul’s famous toast in 2010 about playing with Carmelo Anthony.
19:29: Having the Nets as leverage while negotiating with the Knicks.
24:23: The decision to fire George Karl after he won Coach of the Year in 2013.
29:57: What Kroenke has learned from different franchises in other sports, including the Los Angeles Rams.
34:29: Hiring Tim Connelly as GM after Masai Ujiri left for Toronto.
39:14: The Nuggets’ proposal to change the draft and utilize the G-League as an alternative to the NCAA.
43:02: How the youth basketball circuit has impacted young players entering the NBA.
45:56: Signing Mike Miller in 2015 to be a presence in the locker room and around the league.
49:00: Getting advice from veteran players on how to improve the organization.
52:58: The value of getting a sit-down meeting with Dwyane Wade in 2016.