Direct flights are available between Denver and Grand Rapids, Michigan, on a daily basis. It’s one of the reasons Ben Tenzer and the Nuggets were attracted two years ago to the minor league basketball team that calls Grand Rapids home.
Tenzer, who has spent 14 years with the Nuggets dating back to his days as an intern, had been trying to “build bridges” for some time between Colorado’s NBA team and a G League franchise. So when the Detroit Pistons dropped the Grand Rapids Drive for a new affiliate in 2020, the Nuggets saw an opening. Soon Grand Rapids had a new NBA partner.