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Bzdelik likely to be introduced this week

Updated: August 19, 2002, 2:24 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Following a prolonged search delayed by the withdrawal of four candidates, the Denver Nuggets will name assistant Jeff Bzdelik as their new coach this week, a team source said.

Bzdelik likely will be introduced during a news conference as early as Wednesday. The hiring was first reported by The Denver Post last week.

Considered one of the league's top defensive minds, the 49-year-old Bzdelik served as an assistant for six years under Miami Heat coach Pat Riley. He joined ...

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