Nuggets coach Michael Malone on Ty Lawson trade: 'We felt it was a good move for us'
Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone may be new on the job, but he's apparently happy with the moves that have been made this offseason.
Malone recently praised the communication between the front office, especially when it came to trading franchise player Ty Lawson to the Houston Rockets earlier this summer.
Here's what Malone told Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post:
“We wish Ty well. I mean that sincerely. That’s not just coach talk,” Malone said. “We all wish him well. But it was a move that we felt was a good move for us. I hope he’s able to get his life in order, and when he does, we all know he’s a special player.”
Malone said he had input on the deal, acknowledging that he continues to work closely with Connelly, (assistant general manager) Arturas Karnisovas and (president) Josh Kroenke.
“We’re a team. There’s no separation between church and state,” Malone said. “We’re together, we’re one, we communicate, and I think that’s so important. But at the end of the day, Tim’s job as GM is to make those decisions, obviously with the blessing of Josh Kroenke. They asked my opinion, I gave it, I tell him what I feel and believe in, and then whatever decision they make I roll with it.”
(h/t Denver Post)