First year Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw is trying to develop an identity for his new team, and it starts with “smashmouth basketball” and playing “nasty.”
According to Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post:
The Nuggets have a new way to play.
“Smashmouth basketball,” new Denver coach Brian Shaw said.
I asked Shaw to define his terms. What qualifies as smashmouth basketball?
“Smashmouth means that you are literally going to get your mouth smashed if you’re going against us for a rebound or a loose ball,” Shaw said. “We want to have a nasty disposition, both offensively and defensively.”