In the last few months, the Nuggets lost their top two coaches.
Of course, the Nuggets lost Hunt only after hiring Michael Malone as head coach. Now, they’ve found Malone’s lead assistant.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:
To some degree, Pinckney was probably overshadowed in Chicago by Tom Thibodeau and fellow assistant Adrian Griffin, who’s headed to the Magic. Denver will give Pinckney a chance to earn more consideration for a head-coaching job.
The Nuggets also get a pretty good coach. They should be upgraded on the bench – whether it’s from Shaw/Hunt or Hunt without a full arsenal of assistants. Malone-Pinckney is a solid combo.