Michael Malone is the Head Coach of the Denver Nuggets. On June 15, 2015, Malone became the 16th Head Coach* in Nuggets history.
Prior to his time in Denver, Coach Malone was a Head Coach with the Sacramento Kings (2013-2014) and an Assistant Coach with the Golden State Warriors (2011-2013), New Orleans Hornets (2010-2011), Cleveland Cavaliers (2005-2010), and New York Knicks (2001-2005). In the 2018-2019 NBA Season, Coach Malone led the Nuggets to the 2nd seed in the Western Conference, the first playoff appearance in six seasons for the franchise; he was an NBA Coach of the Year finalist that season and later led the team to three consecutive playoff appearances (2018-2021). Coach Malone was also Head Coach of “Team Lebron” in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. In 2012, Malone was named the best Assistant Coach by the NBA General Managers. During his time in Cleveland, the Cavaliers had a record of 272-138.
Michael Malone was born on September 15, 1971, in Queens, New York. Malone went to Seton Hall Prep as well as Worchester Academy – he later played four seasons at Loyola University Maryland. After Malone graduated, he became an Assistant Coach for Oakland University Men’s Basketball team. Coach Malone and his wife, Jocelyn, have two children.
*Inclusive of Full-Time and Interim Head Coaches