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Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone agrees to contract extension


Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone has agreed on a contract extension on Monday, which will make him one of the NBA’s highest-paid coaches. Malone’s new deal comes after leading the Nuggets to the 2023 NBA championship, the first in franchise history.

Malone — the league’s fourth-longest-tenured coach in the league — has spent eight seasons with Denver, bringing the Nuggets to the playoffs and, ultimately, to an NBA title. Denver’s 16-4 run in the 2023 playoffs was the league’s most dominant since the Golden State Warriors in 2017.  To start the 2023-24 season, Malone has led Denver to a Western Conference-leading 8-2 record thus far.  Overall, he holds a 375-272 (.580) regular-season record with Denver and is 37-31 (.554) in the playoffs.

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