Nuggets, coach Michael Malone agree to 2-year extension

The Nuggets and coach Michael Malone have agreed to a contract extension, the team announced Wednesday. 

The terms were not revealed, but ESPN reported the extension will add two years onto his current deal that was set to expire after the 2018-19 season.

“This is not about me,” Malone said, via The Denver Post. “For the Kroenke family to show that kind of belief in me moving forward means the world to me and my family. But honestly, the best thing about it is getting that news out now so we can can of turn the page and get ready for the game tonight.”

The announcement comes as Malone enters his fourth season with Denver.  The Nuggets have improved since Malone took over following the 2015 season in which the team went 30-52. He led the team to a 46-36 record last season and 40-42 the year before, but the Nuggets missed the playoffs by one game both seasons.

Malone, 47, has a 119-127 mark in his first three seasons with the organization.

The Nuggets open the regular season Wednesday on the road against the Clippers, with tip-off set for 10:30 p.m. ET.