By Romi Bean

DENVER (CBS4) – Head Coach of the Denver Nuggets, Michael Malone, was named one of three finalists for the NBA Coach of the Year Award. Malone led the nuggets to 54 wins and the second seed in the western conference.

SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Head coach Michael Malone of the Denver Nuggets reacts on the sidelines during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Malone is up against Milwuakee Bucks’ Mike Budenholzer and L.A. Clippers’ Doc Rivers.

The Nuggets record has improved every year since Malone’s arrival in 2015.

The Coach of the Year Award will be announced on June 2 at 7 p.m. MDT.

Romi Bean


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