As the first year coach of the Denver Nuggets, Brian Shaw is trying to help his team gain an identity from the George Karl era and it appears that he wants to go the route of toughness.
Check out this quote he bestowed upon Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post:
“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.”
Shaw wants “smash mouth basketball” [Beyond the Buzzer]