Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz point guard Jamaal Tinsley (6) and Denver Nuggets point guard Andre Miller (24) talk with referee Tre Maddox (73) in NBA action, Utah vs. The Denver Nuggets, in Salt Lake City, Monday, November 11, 2013.
Denver coach laments rift with Miller
Jazz notes » Shaw says he’s still a fan of the former Utah Ute.
First Published Jan 13 2014 11:35 pm • Last Updated Jan 13 2014 11:35 pm

Brian Shaw says he’s been impressed with Andre Miller ever since the point guard helped lead the Runnin’ Utes to the 1998 NCAA title game.

"I have nothing but respect for him. I’ve followed him since he was here playing for Rick Majerus," the Nuggets coach said Monday in Salt Lake City. "I was really a fan of his. I admired him from afar with that team with [Michael] Doleac and some of those guys … the fact that he could kind of will that team as far as he did."

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Shaw is once again dealing with Miller from afar.

Upset about a lack of playing time, the 37-year-old Miller argued with his coach during a game Jan. 1. Miller’s suspension was quickly rescinded, though he has not rejoined his team.

"At this point he’s dealing with what he needs to deal with," Shaw said. "I’m focused on the team and what’s best for the team right now. As I’ve said, I’m willing to coach any and everybody who wants to put the team first."

Miller was averaging a career low in minutes and was upset after being benched during Denver’s loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.

"It’s unfortunate what happened with us," Shaw said. "It’s tough when you get toward the end of your career and things don’t go the way they always have or the way you’d like them to. But right now everybody else on the outside has blown it up and made it a bigger deal than what it really is. Right now it’s pretty much between him and our front office and his agent to deal with what happens next. I’m just here dealing with our guys and our next opponent."

Hayward’s hip

After starting 37 straight games to start the year, swingman Gordon Hayward missed his second in a row Monday with a hip flexor injury. Still, no timeline for his return has been announced.

story continues below
story continues below

"He’s getting better every day," Jazz coach Ty Corbin said. "He’s a little better today than he was yesterday. We’ll just see."


Twitter: @tribjazz

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.