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The team originates from the ABA in 1967, they were first called the Denver Rockets. In 1975 they were renamed by the owner after another team. In 1949-1950 there was an NBA team called the Denver Nuggets, they lasted one year. The owner of the then Denver ROckets renamed the team the Nuggets to honor Denver's first pro Basketball team.

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