Denver Nuggets Logos History

Denver franchise was founded as the Denver Larks in 1967 as a charter franchise of the American Basketball Association (ABA), but changed its name to Rockets before the first season started. In 1974, it changed its name to the Nuggets in anticipation of joining the NBA since the nickname Rockets was already in use by Houston.

The Nuggets first logo was “Maxie the Miner”. The 80s and early 90s logo of Denver skyline in a rainbow blocked colored design is still a classic.

Team Logos

Denver Nuggets Logo Symbol
Denver Nuggets Wordmark
Denver Nuggets Transparent Team Logo
Denver Nuggets
Denver Nuggets 2008-2018
Denver Nuggets 2003-2008
Denver Nuggets 1993-2003
Denver Nuggets 1981-1993
Denver Nuggets 1976-1981
Denver Nuggets 1974-1976
Denver Rockets 1971-1974
Denver Rockets 1967-1971