English: I Was Snubbed By Nuggets

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Hall of Fame forward Alex English believes the Denver Nuggets slighted him because he was not offered a job when the team overhauled its management.

English, the franchise's career scoring leader, is so upset he refused to grant the Nuggets permission to use his likeness on their season-ticket books.

"I can't say the fences are so damaged that I can't be cordial," English told The Denver Post, "but as far as doing special stuff like that, I can't do that because I don't feel part of it. I played my career there, and that's it. I wish it had been somewhere else."

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English, one of four Denver players to have his jersey retired, played for the Nuggets from 1980-90 and is the franchise's career scoring leader with 21,645 points.

New general manager Dan Issel did not want to comment on why English was not offered a position with the team even though three other former players were hired.

"Alex is somebody I respect very much as a player," Issel said. "He's very important to our history. I think he's one of the top two or three players who ever played in this organization."

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