Paul Klee

Denver Sports Columnist

Paul covers the Broncos and Rockies, with an eye on the Nuggets, Avalanche and other Denver-area topics.
  • Klee: Nuggets must stick to proven recipe after Shaw firing

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    DENVER — The Nuggets came down with an angry case of food poisoning, and they blamed the waitress. Brian Shaw's tip arrived in the form of a pink slip. To be fair, the Sesame chicken was cold, and Shaw spilled Tsingtao all over the table. But isn't the chef who prepared the spoiled...

  • Klee: If Manning is problem - please offer a solution

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    DENVER - The Peyton Manning backlash is real, and it is bizarre. There is a noisy faction of the orange populous that truly believes the Broncos are better off without Manning, that the Broncos should move on from the 38-year-old quarterback. No, really. It's out there. At first I...

  • Klee: Former Ivy League coach Dunn has many stories to tell Stallions

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    They know they are fortunate. They know his history, that he once coached Chauncey Billups at CU, that he has coached from Air Force to the Ivy League, that he has basketball stories to fill a book - a series of books, even. They know a lot about Terry Dunn, but for now the 19 boys...

  • Klee: Football divorce between Air Force, Jaleel Awini has happy ending

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    BOULDER — The conversation opened with a "Yes, sir," and it closed with a "yes, sir." There were enough "yes, sirs" in between that I felt quite a bit older after talking to Jaleel Awini. It appears you can take the former cadet out of the Air Force, but you can't take all of the Air...

  • Klee: Recess or recruiting? College football and sixth-grade quarterbacks

    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    DENVER — I interviewed a sixth-grader over the phone. So there's that. He's a big-time kid, Daron Bryden. He even paused the Xbox while we discussed his favorite football teams ("I like to watch spread offenses, like Oregon") and player ("Ben Roethlisberger"). Daron is 12. He's...

  • 4 O'Clock Shadow: Nuggets deadline moves are admission of failure

    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    The Nuggets made two major moves on the NBA trade deadline. Grading a trade deadline in the 24 hours that follow a trade deadline is like grading the NFL draft 24 hours after the NFL draft. You, or I, have no idea. We really don't. But one thing I know for certain about the Nuggets...

  • Klee: Nuggets need respect more than NBA trade deadline

    Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    DENVER — The NBA trade deadline is 1 p.m. Thursday. The Nuggets can swap this guy or that guy, store away a dozen first-round picks for the long winter, and it won't make a difference - not if they don't add the most important element of all. Respect. The Nuggets have none. They...

  • Klee: Heart condition no match for Manitou Springs swimmer Sam White

    Updated: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    THORNTON — She has a hole in her heart. One more time: A hole. In her heart. But they told Samantha White that she had no restrictions, that she could run and jump and splash and act like she was 8 and 12 and 16 years old just like the rest of her friends in the Colorado Springs...

  • Klee: To salvage season, Colorado Buffaloes men's basketball needs a kick in the pants

    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    BOULDER — During a practice session Wednesday inside Coors Events Center, Colorado basketball coach Tad Boyle could divide his roster into three teams and feel like the sides were balanced. There was enough talent to go around. "I think that we have a lot of talent on this team that...

  • KLEE: Broncos, Wade Phillips must stay true to 'aggressive' theme

    Updated: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    DENVER — The most important words muttered at Broncos headquarters so far this offseason came from Wade Phillips and his Texas twang. That's good, because Wade Phillips is the most important addition to the Broncos so far this offseason. "This is an attack defense," the new/old...

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