Denver Nuggets laud acting coach’s good work
AP Sports Writer
DENVER – Nuggets executive Mark Warkentien jumped in front of the cameras and reporters at Denver’s practice and announced he had somebody he wanted to introduce: acting coach Adrian Dantley.
After spelling out his name in mock introduction, Warkentien said Dantley had done “a hell of a job in a (bear) of a situation,” for helping the Nuggets clinch their second straight Northwest Division crown.
Dantley went 11-8 in place of coach George Karl, who is recovering from a rigorous six-week treatment of chemotherapy and radiation for throat cancer and isn’t expected back on the bench anytime soon.
The Nuggets (53-29) clinched the fourth seed in the Western Conference and will open the playoffs at home Saturday night against the fifth-seeded Utah Jazz (53-29).