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Michael Malone, ’94, to coach NBA All-Star Game

Michael Malone, '94
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Michael Malone, ’94, head coach of the Denver Nuggets, has been chosen to be the head coach of Team LeBron in the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte, NC on Feb. 15-17. The All-Star Game is an exhibition game with a mix of the league’s star players who are drafted by the two players with the most votes.

“Obviously any time you can be a part of the All-Star weekend, that's an honor not only for yourself but for your entire coaching staff and for your organization,” said Malone.

Malone, who has been coaching in Denver since in 2015, started his career coaching at the collegiate level at Providence College and Manhattan College. His professional coaching career started with the New York Knicks. Malone also worked for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the New Orleans Hornets, and the Golden State Warriors before becoming head coach of the Sacramento Kings in 2013.

Malone, who was a history major and sociology minor at Loyola, played point guard for the Greyhounds from 1989-93. Malone is the first Loyola graduate to lead a NBA team.

“One of the most rewarding aspects of being part of a university community is seeing the success of our alumni as they learn, lead, and serve in a variety of careers," said Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president. "There is no limit to where the Jesuit, liberal arts education we offer at Loyola can take our students.”