The Nuggets and coach Michael Malone have agreed to a multiyear contract extension, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Malone’s current deal expires at the end of next season, but apparently, that’s all about to change. The Nuggets have been a regular contender under Malone, advancing to the Western Conference finals in the 2020 Disney bubble.
“Malone ranks third in Nuggets history with 309 career victories, trailing Doug Moe and George Karl,” Wojnarowski wrote. “The Nuggets have the most regular-season victories in the conference over the past three seasons, and they won 20 playoff games in the past three trips to the postseason.”
Along with that, the Nuggets have remained scrappy and competitive this season, despite the loss of starters Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. They are coming off a win over the Clippers, as recapped by our Alejandro Avila.
Murray, Porter and reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic have yet to play a game together this season, yet the Nuggets are 43-30 and battling for playoff positioning.
Malone has also coached the Kings, and sports an overall career record of 348-304 in nine total seasons (through Tuesday).