Last week Brian Shaw said that he suspected his players were trying to lose games on purpose. Ever industrious, Shaw refuses to consider this season or his players lost. Instead, as Rachel Nichols described during the first quarter of tonight's games against the Lakers, he's ... reading books on how to relate to millennials? Like this dumb looking one that teaches you how to "discover the core competencies for managing today's workforce"? Just the thought of reading that makes me want to vomit.
Nichols goes on to report that Shaw was "frustrated that these players seem to need more praise than in his day." If he's looking for a book suggestion on this topic, Not Everyone Gets A Trophy: How to Manage Generation Y—though a bit outdated—could do the trick.
If I may offer Shaw an unsolicited suggestion for how to relate to those self-centered millennials, it would be to rap at them. I know that as soon as an old man begins talking to me all I hear is "blah blah blah," but if Drake or Justin Bieber are spitting I sit straight up. Wait a second, it looks like Shaw's already tried "rapping a pregame personnel report." Shoot.
In all seriousness, the Nuggets are a burning clown car and Shaw has a tough job (that is made much tougher by his curious coaching decisions). I mean, Nichols ends her report by lamenting the fact that the Nuggets have so few "veterans" that they can't even haze the rookies! The 2014-15 Denver Nuggets: so bad that they have Brian Shaw and Jameer Nelson wistfully recalling hazing.