Nuggets President: Malone to return next season

Despite missing the postseason for the third consecutive season, the Denver Nuggets have no plans to fire coach Michael Malone, Nuggets President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly told reporters Friday.

Malone guided the Nuggets to a record of 46-36 this season, but the team lost the play-in game against the Minnesota Timberwolves which would have qualified them for the playoffs.

Malone just finished his third year as the man in charge and has a record of 119-127. Before Denver, he was the head coach for the Sacramento Kings. Malone’s career coaching record stands at 158-194.