Nuggets making Mike Malone one of the highest-paid coaches in NBA

2023-11-13T20:32:47+00:00 2023-11-14T12:09:28+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

13/Nov/23 20:32

After leading the Denver Nuggets to their first-ever championship, Mike Malone gets a well-deserved extension.

By Eurohoops team/

The Denver Nuggets will be signing head coach Mike Malone to a contract extension that will also include a pay rise, making him one of the highest-paid coaches in the NBA, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Malone is essentially also rewarded for leading the Nuggets to their first-ever NBA championship title last season following a powerful 16-4 run in the playoffs and a 53 – 29 record in the regular season for first place in the Western Conference. Denver had been progressively

Under Malone, the Nuggets also had one of their players win MVP for the first time when Nikola Jokic claimed the award in 2021. The Serbian center made it back-to-back next year.

Malone was hired by the Nuggets in 2015 and the club progressively improved to become a playoff staple, a contender and, in 2023, a champion.