MIAMI -- Ten years ago, Paul Westhead was fired by the Los Angeles Lakers because players criticized his stale, methodical and unimaginative offense.
How ironic that today, Westhead has returned to NBA coaching only to face severe criticism of his shoot-every-seven-seconds approach.
Basically, Westhead's hectic offense in Denver has been a liability to his defense in the exhibition season.
While exhibition games carry little weight in the long run, the scores of these Nuggets games cannot be ignored:
Phoenix 186, Denver 123.
Houston 156, Denver 126.
Atlanta 194, Denver 166.