Mike Malone Rumors
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Former Sacramento Kings coach Mike Malone has secured a second interview for the Denver Nuggets’ coach vacancy, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Malone, who had his first interview with the Nuggets last week before the start of the NBA Finals, has solidified himself as a top candidate for the job alongside Nuggets interim coach Melvin Hunt.
After interviewing Mike D’Antoni for their head coaching vacancy, the Nuggets sat down with former Kings coach (and Cavs and Warriors assistant) Michael Malone on Tuesday, league sources confirmed. With leverage on Denver’s side now with the vacancies filled in New Orleans and Orlando, the view in coaching circles remains that the job ultimately will go to interim coach Melvin Hunt.