DENVER NUGGETS ASSISTANT COACH
In 2021, Popeye Jones became an Assistant Coach for the Denver Nuggets. Coach Jones was born in Dresden, Tennessee and played for and graduated from Murray State University. He was drafted 41st overall in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets and had an 11-year NBA and professional playing career, with stops in Dallas, Toronto, Boston, Denver, Washington and Golden State. Coach Jones and his wife, Amy, have four children (Justin, Seth, Caleb, & Camden).
NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
2021-Present – Denver Nuggets (Assistant Coach – Mike Malone)
2020-2021 – Philadelphia 76ers (Assistant Coach – Doc Rivers)
2013-2020 – Indiana Pacers (Assistant Coach – Nate McMillan & Frank Vogel)
2010-2013 – New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets (Assistant Coach – Avery Johnson & P.J. Carlesimo)