College - Kansas State
The Denver Nuggets named Mike Evans interim head coach on December 26, 2001.
Evans has 20 years of NBA experience, serving with Denver as a player, assistant coach, director of player personnel and television analyst. After winning back-to-back Big Eight Player of the Year Awards at Kansas State, Evans was selected in the first round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Nuggets. He was traded to Kansas City on draft day, but began his playing career with San Antonio in 1979.
Following stints with the Spurs, Milwaukee and Cleveland, Evans signed with the Nuggets on Jan. 12, 1983. Known for his quickness and deft shooting touch, he dazzled Denver fans with his tenacity and shooting accuracy. A key player on the Midwest Division Championship teams in 1985 and 1988, Evans remains among the top five on the clubís career three-pointers made and attempted lists and played on eight playoff teams.
After his playing career ended, Evans joined the Nuggets coaching staff in 1990-91 and remained on the sidelines until midway through the 1994-95 season when he was promoted to Director of Player Personnel. In addition to his scouting duties, he served as an analyst for the teamís television broadcasts through 1996-97. He was an assistant coach for the 1993-94 squad that defeated No. 1 seed Seattle in the first round of the NBA Playoffs and went to Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals with Utah.
Evans and his wife, Kim, have one son, Michael, and two daughters, Rachelle and DíAmbra.