Ryan Saunders Rumors
Harrison Wind: Nikola Jokic joins Bones Hyland and assistant coach Ryan Saunders in health and safety protocols. Saunders didn’t travel with the team from Boston to Chicago to end Denver’s recent road trip. Jokic will likely miss at least the Nuggets’ next two games: vs. Knicks, at Mavs.
Katy Winge: Coach Malone said the Nuggets coaches – particularly mentioned Ryan Saunders – spent time this summer talking about getting more diverse and creative with defense. Using zone more, using different types of zone, different types of press defenses…junk the game up if you need to.
They entered and found a smattering of about 20 people. “I guarantee you Flip Saunders is the only NBA head coach to ever set foot in the third floor of the Imperial Palace,” Connelly jokes. Walter signed up to sing Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.” Ryan Saunders, Flip’s son and then an assistant coach with the Wizards, recalls Walter scribbling down lyrics. The Wizards’ staff riled up a dead crowd. They split into two groups, stood across from each other, touched their hands above their heads, and formed an aisle for Walter to run through on his way to the stage.
Ben Anderson: At 34, Will Hardy joins Lawrence Frank, George Karl, and Jeff Van Gundy as the third-youngest full-time head coaches in NBA history. Only Minnesota Timberwolves coaches Ryan Saunders and Sidney Lowe (both 33) were younger.
Michael Singer: New #Nuggets assistant coach Ryan Saunders is here at today’s workout. Expected to be made official soon.
Harrison Wind: Michael Malone and his top-2 assistants are all sons of former NBA head coaches with Ryan Saunders now on staff. – Michael Malone (Brendan Malone) – David Adelman (Rick Adelman) – Ryan Saunders (Flip Saunders)