|Head coach Jeff Bzdelik|
Record 17–65 (.207)
|Arena Pepsi Center|
Playoff finish DNQ
|Place Division: 7th (Midwest) Conference: 14th (Western)|
The 2002-03 NBA season was the Nuggets' 27th season in the NBA and 36th season as a franchise. Prior to the start of the season, the Nuggets would have another change in the front office naming Kiki Vandeweghe as General Manager, while acquiring Marcus Camby and rookie Nenê from the New York Knicks. In December, James Posey was traded to the Houston Rockets in a three team trade. However, the team struggled and finished the regular season last place in the Midwest Division with 17 wins and 65 losses, the franchise's worst record since 1997–98. They also missed the playoffs for eight consecutive seasons. Following the season, Juwan Howard signed as a free agent with the Orlando Magic.