Dec. 22, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Denver Nuggets assistant coach Melvin Hunt reacts on the sidelines against the Phoenix Suns during a preseason game at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports.

Denver Nuggets To Promote Melvin Hunt To Head Coach?


The Denver Nuggets decided to let go of long-time head coach George Karl, and could promote from within. The Nuggets are considering promoting assistant Melvin Hunt, who is also in the running for the Philadelphia 76ers job.

Many seem to think that this would be a great move. While Hunt does not have head coaching experience, he is considered to be good at developing young players and has been around the team, which would naturally make the coaching transition easier.

Other than Hunt, Denver previously asked for permission to speak to Lionel Hollins, who will not be with the Memphis Grizzlies next season, and Brian Shaw, who is currently an assistant for the Indiana Pacers but a hot name for many of the vacant jobs around the league.

The Sixers, who are also interested in potentially acquiring Hunt’s services, mutually split up with head coach Doug Collins after Philadelphia failed to make the playoffs in what was a very bizarre year for the Sixers, in which the team’s offseason acquisition Andrew Bynum played a grand total of zero games.

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