|Head coach Jeff Bzdelik|
Record 43–39 (.524)
|Arena Pepsi Center|
|Place Division: 6th (Midwest)
Conference: 8th (Western)|
Playoff finish First Round (Eliminated 1-4)
Television Fox Sports Net Rocky Mountain, KWGN
The 2003–04 Denver Nuggets season was the team's 28th season in the NBA and their 37th season as a franchise. The season saw the team draft future All-Star Carmelo Anthony with the third overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. During the offseason, the team signed free agent Andre Miller. Coming off with the worst record of 17–65 the previous season, Anthony lead the Nuggets to a 10–6 start through November. Despite losing records in February and March, the Nuggets improved by winning 26 more games than the previous season finishing sixth in the Midwest Division with a 43–39 record, and made the playoffs for the first time since 1995. Anthony, who had a stellar rookie season finished second behind LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Rookie of The Year voting. In the first round of the playoffs, the Nuggets lost to the top-seeded Minnesota Timberwolves and league MVP Kevin Garnett in five games.
West First Round
(1) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. (8) Denver Nuggets: Timberwolves win series 4–1
Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Timberwolves and Nuggets.