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So how did this whole craziness start?
Just a few weeks after the Nuggets exited the postseason, the Toronto Raptors made an offer to the 2013 NBA Executive of the Year, Masai Ujiri. According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, Ujiri had been a popular target for organizations after Ujiri reconstructed Denver's roster from the Carmelo Anthony trade.
This offer was different though, since it was worth $15 million over five years coming from the franchise he was previously an assistant general manager for. Ujiri's contract with the Nuggets also expired on June 30.
After pondering his decision for a week through Memorial Day weekend, Ujiri accepted the Raptors GM position.
This was bad news for head coach George Karl, who only had one year left on his contract, according to Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post. Just one week after Ujiri's departure, the 2013 NBA Coach of the Year was fired.
Karl sat down with The Denver Post for an interview on June 13, where Karl said that he told team president Josh Kroenke that his dismissal was, "very stupid." The Nuggets are coming off a franchise record of 57 regular-season wins.
Meanwhile, Kroenke was figuring out who was going to take over as GM. One of those options disappeared right in front of him as vice president Pete D'Alessandro accepted the job as GM of the Sacramento Kings.
All of a sudden, the Nuggets lost three key personnel in just over two weeks.
Then as most people in Denver feared, Iguodala didn't like the transition and uncertainty, and he did what any other star player would do once the free-agency period started. Iguodala opted out of his contract and signed a four-year deal with an arising franchise in the Golden State Warriors.
It didn't matter that Denver offered him more money and possible five-year deals, according to Wojnarowski. Players want to win and Golden State provides a better chance at that right now.
A couple weeks after his decision, Sam Amick reported that when USA TODAY Sports asked Iguodala if Denver's shakeup in the front office had to do with him leaving, he said, "no question."
While we don't know if Iguodala would have actually stayed in Denver if Ujiri, Karl and D'Alessandro stuck around, stability within an organization is a significant asset toward success.