The Denver Nuggets are a professional basketball team based in Denver, Colorado. They compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the Northwest Division of the Western Conference. The team was founded as the Denver Larks in 1967 as a charter franchise of the American Basketball Association (ABA) but changed their name to the Rockets before the first season. The Rockets then changed their name again to the Nuggets in 1974. The name Nuggets refers to the 19th-century mining boom in Colorado, when people rushed to the area, hoping to make their fortunes by panning for gold and silver nuggets. The team has won one NBA title in 2023. The Nuggets have had some notable players throughout their history, including Larry Brown, Nikola Jokić, Dikembe Mutombo, and Carmelo Anthony. In the 2012-2013 season, the Nuggets finished with a franchise-best 57-25 record. The team has missed the playoffs for the past two years.