Doug Moe returns to Nuggets’ bench
Denver, CO (Sports Network) – Former Denver Nuggets head coach Doug Moe will
return to the franchise as an assistant to current head coach George Karl
Moe led the Nuggets from 1980-90 and with a 432-357 record is the winningest
coach in team history. Denver made the playoffs nine straight years under Moe
and won Midwest Division titles for the 1984-85 and 1987-88 seasons. He was
able to get the team to the Western Conference finals in 1985, but the Nuggets
fell to the eventual NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers.
“Doug’s wisdom, experience and knowledge of the game of basketball is an
invaluable asset,” said Nuggets general manager Kiki Vandeweghe. “We are
elated to have a resource like Doug on the bench.”
Moe also served as head coach for the San Antonio Spurs (1976-80) and
Philadelphia 76ers (1992-93) and his 628 career wins rank 18th in NBA history.
He had been serving as a consultant with the Nuggets since the 2002-03 season.
Moe’s move to the bench means that Michael Cooper will be reassigned within
the organization. Cooper joined the Nuggets as an assistant coach prior to
this season and served as interim head coach for 14 games from December 28 to
January 26 after the team fired Jeff Bzdelik.