Denver Nuggets point guard Andre Miller has been suspended by the team for two games in the wake of his in-game outburst. On Wednesday, Miller was a healthy scratch for a loss against the Philadelphia 76ers. The 37-year-old veteran decided to let head coach Brian Shaw know how he felt about the roster decision during the game.
According to Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post, Miller yelled at Shaw about how disrespected he felt that he had been benched. Miller reportedly felt that he would show disrespect to Shaw since Shaw did the same to him.
“There’s a time and place for everything,” Shaw told reporters. “In the middle of the arena in front of everyone … I just tried to calm it down.”
Shaw was then asked if Miller understood why he had been scratched, and the first-year coach told reporters they would have to ask Miller that question. The former first-round pick had already left the locker room.
Not only was Miller yelling at Shaw during the game, but several beat writers also reported that he had to be restrained. After the Nuggets chose not to offer George Karl an extension, Miller said he did not expect Denver to enjoy another 57-win season. The Nuggets are off to a 15-17 start, so it looks like he’s going to be right. He has obviously become part of the problem.