This would be a first for Miller, who has been an active player in the association since 2000. Yet, following the exit of Brian Shaw, who had no head coaching experience before taking the job, would GM Tim Connelly still consider him.
The 35-year-old has never played for the Nuggets in his career. But was being considered to sign with the team two years ago when Connelly was a month into his tenure.
There’s many high-profile coaches available once the season ends. Connelly may have to strike it big with one of them than give another inexperienced guy a shot.
The problem that didn’t work with Shaw is that he lost his players, which is mainly made up of younger guys. They also were reportedly breaking their huddles with “1-2-3… six weeks,” which meant the end of the season.
That cost Shaw his coaching job after not even two years on the job. He went just 56-85 for a 39.7% win percentage.
Currently, Melvin Hunt is the interim coach. He’s regarded as a top young coach, but it doesn’t appear that he’ll get this position moving forward.
George Karl, who was the Nuggets coach from 2004 through 2013, had a 62.2 winning percentage with a 423-257 record. However, the team moved in a different direction two years ago – even when Karl had the second-best winning percentage in team history.
Things would get tricky for Miller, because he’s not allowed to interview for the position. In addition, the longer that the Cavaliers go in the postseason, the slimmer his chances are to get this job.