Former Nuggets great Dan Issel set to work TV broadcasts

Hall of Fame forward filling in for Scott Hastings on Altitude
by Aaron Lopez

The Horse will be in the house.

Former Nuggets player, coach and executive Dan Issel is scheduled to work as an analyst alongside play-by-play man Chris Marlowe for Denver's next two telecasts on Altitude Sports & Entertainment.

Issel is set to fill in Wednesday and Friday for Scott Hastings, who is doing broadcast work as part of the Super Bowl coverage this week in New York and New Jersey.

Issel played for the Nuggets for 10 seasons and remains the franchise leader in career rebounds, free throws made and free throws attempted. He is second in games played, points, field goals made and field goals attempted.

Issel’s No. 44 jersey was retired on April 5, 1985, and he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993.

After his playing career, Issel returned to Denver as the team’s coach in 1992. He spent three seasons on the bench and was at the helm for the team’s historic playoff run in 1994.

Issel later served as Nuggets vice president and general manager from 1998-2001 and was also the coach during two of those seasons.