Nikola Jokic says being an NBA coach is the ‘worst job on the planet’ after Nuggets skipper Michael Malone praised ‘Coach Jokic’ for his two-man suggestion that won Denver the game
- Malone said Jokic’s suggestion led to victory for the Denver Nuggets Saturday
- Denver now has a 3-0 lead over the Los Angeles Lakers with a spot in the Finals within reach
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Don’t expect Denver Nuggets superstar Nikola Jokic to join the NBA coaching ranks when he decides to leave the hardcourt.
The Nuggets put on an impressive performance in Saturday night’s Western Conference Finals Game 3 in Los Angeles – with Jokic and teammate Jamal Murray leading the way to a 119-108 victory.
After the game, Nuggets head coach Mike Malone gave insight into why the game was like the ‘Jamal and Nikola Show’.
‘He and Jamal were playing [a] two-man game and I have to give credit where credit is due, that’s Nikola’s call,’ Malone said.
He said to the bench “let’s go to this play, let us play with Jamal [the] whole side of the floor and we’ll make the right reads” and we milked that down the stretch. So Coach Jokic did a great job tonight.’
Nikola Jokic called coaching ‘the worst job on the planet’ after being praised for his late decision-making in the Denver Nuggets’ 119-108 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday
Jokic suggested he and teammate Jamal Murray run a two-man scheme — which led to a win
Nuggets coach Mike Malone praised ‘Coach Jokic’ for his suggestions leading to their success
After the game, a reporter asked Jokic about the comment and jokingly asked ‘what is coach Jokic like?’
Putting his head in his hands, Jokic replied, ‘I don’t know. I don’t want to be a coach… that’s the worst job on the planet.’
This victory gives the Nuggets a 3-0 series lead that almost certainly guarantees their advancement to the franchise’s first ever NBA Finals.
No team in NBA playoff history has overcome a 3-0 series deficit at any stage – with an overall record of 0-149.
The Nuggets look to complete the sweep of Los Angeles on Monday night.