Andre Miller Lands Coaching Job: NBA World Reacts
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Andre Miller has joined a growing list of former players seeking coaching jobs in the NBA.
The Denver Nuggets are finalizing a deal to appoint Miller as the new head coach of the G League Grand Rapids Gold, according to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski.
Miller replaced Jason Terry, another former NBA player.
who accepted a job as an assistant coach for the Utah Jazz earlier this off-season.
The NBA world took to Twitter to react to the
"One of my favorite NBA guys. Down to earth to the core. Congratulations my brother!" Former NBA player A.J. Guyton wrote.
"Andre is one of my favorite Nuggets of all time. It was a pleasure watching him play.
He loves to return to the team and I can see him becoming a very good coach."
"Always loved watching Andre Miller when he played for the Nuggets.
Leadership is definitely a big deal with him.
Can't wait to see how he develops young talent for the Nuggets G League team."
Miller, a lottery pick in the 1999 draft, suited up for nine different teams during his 17-year NBA career from 1999–2016.
His career included two stints with the Nuggets in 2003–06 and 2011–13.
Miller, 46, is currently ranked 12th on the NBA's all-time assists list with 8,524.
The combo guard averaged 12.5 points and 6.5 assists per game throughout his career.
He led the league in assists per game (10.9) as a player of the year for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2001–02.
The former University of Utah star is the only player in NBA history to score over 16,000 points, 8,000 assists
And 1,500 steals without a single All-Star selection.