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Nuggets news: Denver hires Magic assistant coach David Adelman

Nikola Jokic, Mike Malone

The Denver Nuggets already had a successful offseason with the signing of All-Star forward Paul Millsap to give them a formidable frontcourt alongside Nikola Jokic. On Sunday, the team announced another addition.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Denver has hired former Orlando Magic assistant coach David Adelman to join Mike Malone’s coaching staff.

Coaching clearly runs in their family, as David is the son of legendary coach Rick Adelman, who manned the helm for five different NBA franchises in a career that spanning 23 seasons. Now, his son is starting to make a name for himself, working his way up the NBA coaching ladder.

He started his coaching career at Lincoln High School in Portland back in 2007. After spending five years there, he was hired by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2011, and served as their player development coach. Adelman then accepted a job with the Magic just last summer, and became an assistant coach in the NBA for the first time.

With the signing of Millsap, and the emergence of Jokic as a rising star in the league, it gives the Denver faithful a lot of reason to be excited about next season. Adelman’s addition may be considered a low-key move, but it could turn out to be a huge one for the Nuggets as well, as his ideas and coaching experience would definitely help Malone and his staff to take the team to the next level.