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.
Nuggets president of basketball ops Tim Connelly just confirmed that Michael Malone will be back next season. As far as an extension for Nikola Jokic goes, Connelly says they want to get that new deal done sooner rather than later.
— Harrison Wind (@HarrisonWind) April 13, 2018
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.