The Denver Nuggets are the NBA team of Denver Colorado. When they were founded in 1967 they were first known as the Denver Larks and then later the name changed to the Rockets before they entered their first basketball season. In 1974 the name of the team changed to the Nuggets in order to anticipate the ABA NBA merger. They played for their final ABA championship in 1976, and they lost the game to the New York Nets. The team officially joined the NBA in 1976 and made the playoffs a total of 9 seasons in the 1980s when Nuggets tickets wer hard to find. The team has not earned any championships since their last year of being with the ABA.
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