Michael Malone has played a pivotal role in the success of the Denver Nuggets ever since he joined the side, find out what is his current net worth and NBA salary
Over the past few season, Michael Malone, and his two star players Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic have led the Denver Nuggets to become title contenders.
Michael Malone Denver Nuggets head coach net worth, salary, bio, age, NBA coaching career, stats, teams
Michael Malone has always had Jamal Murray's back ❤️ pic.twitter.com/qr2AXFfFGD
— ESPN (@espn) May 21, 2023
Jamal Murray thought he was "damaged goods" and would get traded when he tore his ACL
Michael Malone praises Murray 🙏 pic.twitter.com/UZRxrYniAW
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 21, 2023
Under head coach Mike Malone, the Denver Nuggets have experienced a complete shift in fortunes.
They have gone from being a team suffering nine consecutive first-round exits in their 10 playoff appearances from 2004-2013 to becoming title contenders.
Michael Malone and the Denver Nuggets
Before Malone joined the Nuggets, the Nuggets struggled to even make it past the first-round playoffs. Eventually, in 2014, the Nuggets drafted Nikola Jokic, as a second-round 41st pick, and then hired Michael Malone as their head coach the following year. The year after that the Nuggets drafted Jamal Murray as their 7th pick.
Despite disappearing from the postseason picture for five straight seasons, the franchise eventually got used to the new system. The Nuggets eventually became a serious threat in the West and returned to the playoffs in 2019. Under Michael Malone, the Nuggets even went as far as round 2. The following season, Mike led his team to the Conference Finals as well.
Brief bio and age
Michael Malone is an American professional basketball coach who currently works as the head coach of the Denver Nuggets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Malone was born on 15 September 1971 in Astoria, New York and is currently aged 51. Malone attended the Worcester Academy for is education. Prior to joining the Nuggets, he has also served as the head coach of the Sacramento Kings.
Michael Malone coaching career
Malone initially began his coaching career back in 2003, working as the assistant coach and scout for the Knicks. He then worked as an assistant coach for the Cavaliers, New Orleans Hornets, and the Warriors. He then had his first stint as a head coach, for the Sacramento Kings back in 2013. However, he didn’t have a big impact in his first two seasons, as the Kings failed didn’t qualify for the postseason.
Malone then made the move to join the Nuggets in 2015, where has coached the team for 8 seasons now. Based on his current contract, Mike is set to coach the Nuggets until the 2024-25 campaign.
Net Worth and salary
According to various sources, Malone earns an estimated salary of around $2 million from his current contract. Meanwhile, following a successful coaching career so far, Michael Malone has an estimated net worth of around $8 million.
Awards and achievements
Malone has previously been named the coach of the month twice in the NBA. He was also a strong candidate for the Coach of the Year award back in the year 2019. His reputation alone makes him stand out among all other coaches in the league.