Mike Malone Rumors
Thomas has gone out of his way to praise Celtics head coach Brad Stevens many times. But before Stevens, one other NBA coach appreciated Thomas for who he is. Explaining why Friday morning, Denver Nuggets head coach Mike Malone recalled a story his father once told him about Allen Iverson. “Allen Iverson was at a summer league game, and the head coach told the summer league coach, ‘Hey, talk to Allen. He’s got to be more of a point guard,'” remembered Malone, who coached Thomas for a year with the Sacramento Kings. “So they talked to Allen Iverson. He said, ‘You must not have watched me play in college. That’s not what I do.'”
“It was really nice to play in front of that crowd with their Serbian flags,” Jokic said. “It was a really good feeling for me.” It seemed everyone wanted a piece of Jokic after the third triple-double of his career helped the Nuggets score a much-needed road victory. “That’s the Nikola Jokic fans back in Denver have been waiting to see,” Nuggets coach Mike Malone said.