Interim coach stresses defense on first day
DENVER -- Michael Cooper began his first day as head coach of the Denver Nuggets with a team meeting, giving each player a frank assessment of his role now that Cooper is running the show.
Then he took his players onto the practice court to work on defense.
If Day 1 is any indication, the Nuggets can expect a lot of unflinching honesty and demand for hard work -- especially on defense -- from their new coach.
They can also expect him to push them to be more than just ...
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