Nuggets rescind their suspension of Miller

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 3, 2014 at 7:37 pm •  Published: January 3, 2014
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DENVER (AP) — The two-game suspension of Nuggets guard Andre Miller has been rescinded by the team, though he will remain away from the club until Monday under a newly issued personal leave.

Miller originally was suspended for conduct detrimental to the team by the Nuggets for verbally confronting coach Brian Shaw in the waning minutes of their 114-102 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night in full view of teammates and fans. It was the eighth consecutive loss for the Nuggets.

Miller reportedly was upset over what became the first "did not play-coach's decision" of his 15-year career.

In a brief statement released Friday, Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly said that Miller would rejoin the team on Monday. He also said that until then, Miller would be excused from all team activities for personal reasons.

Prior to Friday night's game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Shaw said that the club decided it was best to lift the suspension but maintain a sort of cooling off period.

"It's a personal matter and what we wanted to happen was him basically be away from the team for a few days," Shaw said. "The crux of it is the incident that took place, everybody understands that can't happen, and because of that, he'll get time to attend to some personal matters."