The Raptors are interviewing the Nuggets’ top assistant, David Adelman, for their head coaching job this week, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets. Adelman has spent the past six seasons with Denver.
Adelman filled in for head coach Michael Malone for a couple games this season when Malone was placed in the league’s health and safety protocols. The veteran assistant impressed Denver’s franchise player.
“I really think that DA’s a guy who’s gonna be next head coach because he has that, I’m gonna say ‘head’ for a head coach,” star center Nikola Jokic said at that time. “… He knows the answers. He reads, reacts.”
Adelman signed a two-year extension prior to the season.
Toronto has already interviewed Bucks assistant Charles Lee as it searches for Nick Nurse’s replacement. Kings associate head coach Jordi Fernandez has also been interviewed. The Raptors are looking at a wide variety of candidates for the job.