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Ryan Bowen takes helm for Nuggets in NBA Summer League in Las Vegas

Denver Nuggets assistant coach Ryan Bowen, a native of Fort Madison, is coaching the Nuggets in the NBA Summer League.

Ryan Bowen was on the lookout for a thing diverse to do this summer time.

So Bowen took on the job as head coach of the Denver Nuggets for the NBA Summer months League, which started July 7 and finishes July 17.

Bowen, a graduate of Fort Madison Superior University and the University of Iowa, is coming into his eighth season as an assistant mentor with the Nuggets and his 13th year as an assistant mentor in the NBA.

With the NBA period nevertheless 3 months away, Bowen figured what far better way to expend the summer than likely to Las Vegas for two weeks and hone his basketball coaching skills in the course of action?

“It is rather fascinating for me,” explained Bowen, 46. “It is really the subsequent phase in coaching for me. I have been doing this for really a even though now. When coach (Michael Malone) requested if I wanted a crack at coaching in the Summertime League, I was psyched about it. The very last pair moments he asked me to go, I experienced other commitments with my loved ones. This is a great opportunity for me.”

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Bowen, an all-condition player, uncovered the match from Corridor of Fame coach Mark Bigler at Fort Madison. Bowen was inducted into the Iowa Substantial University Athletic Affiliation Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012.

Indiana's William Gladness shoots over Iowa's Ryan Bowen during a 1990s Big Ten Conference game in Iowa City.

Bowen went on develop into a two-time All-Big Ten player at Iowa underneath head coach Tom Davis. As a senior, he averaged 14.4 factors and led the team in rebounding (8.7), steals (2.5), blocks (1.3) and area-objective share (.603).

A 10-year NBA veteran, he appeared in 507 occupation games with the Nuggets (1999-00 through 2003-04), Houston Rockets (2004-05 by 2005-06), New Orleans Hornets (2007-08 via 2008-09) and Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder (2009-10). His skilled knowledge consists of time participating in overseas for Oyak Renault (Turkey) and Ironi Nahariya (Israel). Bowen was chosen by the Nuggets in the second round (55th in general) of the 1998 NBA Draft.