Nuggets Give Head Coach Michael Malone an Extension Through 2022/23 Season

Nuggets' head coach Michael Malone. Photo by Nikola Krstic/Shutterstock

Denver Nuggets are really pleased with the job that their head coach Michael Malone did with the team these past few years, and they decided to show it. After giving Malone an extension last year, Nuggets decided to double down on the commitment and have now signed the 48-year-old to a deal that runs through the 2022/23 NBA season.

The Nuggets officially confirmed the deal on their social media but did not disclose the financial terms of the agreement.

“His tireless work ethic and passion are clearly reflected in the continued improvement of our roster,” – said Nuggets’ president of basketball operations Tim Connelly Connelly in a statement. “We are all extremely excited for him to continue to lead our team as we try to build a championship-level organization.”

Even though the Western Conference is tougher than ever, Nuggets have been great this season. They are currently on a seven-game winning streak and have a 21-8 record, which is enough for second place in the West.

“None of this would be possible without the hard work, dedication, and trust from our players as well as the entire coaching staff,” said Malone after inking the deal. “I’d also like to thank the amazing fans in Denver who have helped make Pepsi Center one of the toughest places to play in the NBA once again. I look forward to continuing our ultimate goal of winning NBA championships.”

Michael Malone was hired by Denver Nuggets in 2015, being met with a start of a tough rebuild. The Nuggets missed the playoffs in the first three seasons under Malone but increased their win totals each season. Finally, the team managed to break out last season, when they finished second in the West and reached Conference Semifinals.