Denver Nuggets Coach Michael Malone’s New Contract To Make Him One Of The Highest Paid

Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone has agreed to sign a contract extension with the franchise that would make him one of the NBA’s highest-paid coaches. 

Malone led the Denver Nuggets to win the 2023 NBA Championship for the first time in history. 

After spending eight seasons with the franchise, he led them out of the lottery, into the playoffs, and, ultimately, to an NBA title. 

Michael holds a 375-272 (.580) regular-season record with Denver and is 37-31 (.554) in the playoff, making him one of the longest-serving coaches in the league, behind San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich, Miami’s Erik Spoelstra, and Golden State’s Steve Kerr.

Under Malone, the Nuggets have the second-best winning percentage in the NBA since the 2018-19 season, trailing only the Milwaukee Bucks, according to ESPN Stats & Information. 

He also stands third all-time in games (647) and wins (375) among Nuggets head coaches, behind Doug Moe and George Karl.