WATCH: Nuggets head coach Michael Malone is disqualified after continuing to court, held by Nikola Jokic

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NS Denver Nuggets was in at the center of several court cases over the past few weeks, the most recent occurred in the third quarter after they lost Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night. This time, it was head coach Michael Malone who claimed to be disqualified.

With just over six minutes to play in the frame, Nikola Jokic drop shadow Will Barton in the post. He quickly fouled with Seth curry, and as everyone was waiting to see if the match would be in the ring or a foul in a shootout, Malone decided to give the introductions a piece of his mind.

He rushed out onto the field in such rage that he literally had to be restrained by Jokic. Malone was immediately dropped from the game and continued to scream and point as the assistant coach escorted him off the floor.

The referrals ended up calling Barton foul on the floor, but that’s not what Malone cared about. His initial frustration stemmed from previous possession, when he thought Curry should have been called up for an offensive foul for pushing Jokic with his amputated arm. If you listen closely to the end of this clip, you can hear the complaints.

From there, he expressed annoyance about how an official reacted to him – at least according to the Nuggets broadcast in the clip of the incident. “It was a young official, John Butler, he was talking to him. And then he talked back to Malone and Malone didn’t like it. He was short-tempered with the official.”

Nuggets fans cheered loudly for Malone as he walked into the dressing room, but his team didn’t seem to get any boost. They faltered in the fourth quarter and posted a disappointing double-digit loss to the Sixers for short. WATCH: Nuggets head coach Michael Malone is disqualified after continuing to court, held by Nikola Jokic


Aila Slisco is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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