Jocelyn Malone is the longtime wife of NBA head coach, Michael Malone -currently the coach for the Denver Nuggets.
Jocelyn’s husband is a well known name in the NBA world, not only for his accomplishments as a head coach but also as the son of Brendan Malone -also a former NBA coach.
Born September 15, 1971; the Queens, New York native; followed into his father footsteps. He played 4 years of college basketball at Loyola University Maryland.
Before his first head coaching job, he served as an NBA assistant for the New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, New Orleans Hornets, and Golden State Warriors -where he served under Mark Jackson from 2011 to 2013.
He became head coach of the Denver Nuggets in 2015 after previously serving as head coach of the Sacramento Kings.
While Malone makes the shots when it comes to the team, is his longtime wife Jocelyn Malone who takes the shots at home. The 49-year-old recently criticized the league’s policy of not letting families into the bubble after not seeing their loved ones for months. He went onto describe the safety measure as ‘criminal in nature.’ He was clearly missing some alone time with longtime wife, Jocelyn.
Want to know more about her? Check out her top facts below.
1. They have been together for over two decades
Coach Malone’s lovely wife Jocelyn, was born Jocelyn Anne Cole on May 21, 1974. Her parents are Robert and Sally Malone.
The lovely Jocelyn Malone and her coach husband has been married for over two decades. The couple tied the knot in 1998. The two met while Malone served as an assistant coach at Providence College in the 1990s before beginning his NBA career.
2. She is supportive of her husband
Jocelyn Malone not only is supportive of her husband but also enjoys attending and watching her husband in action so she tries to attend all his basketball games.
3. She is a former student-athlete
Jocelyn understands well what it takes to be a competitive athlete since she played volleyball while attending Providence College. Following her graduation in 1996, she worked for years as a school teacher.
4. Their children have experienced a lockdown
Since getting hitched, the couple welcomed two children together, daughters Caitlin and Bridget; both currently in their early teens.
Last year, the Denver Nuggets coach was upset, with his eyes welling up, while talking about the latest school shooting in the country and how his two middle school-aged daughters, experienced a lockdown for the second time in three weeks due to a shooting threat.
He said during the interview his wife Jocelyn called to tell him about the shooting and that their daughters were safe but scared.
5. Jocelyn Malone keeps to herself
Though she’s been seen next to her husband at important team events, the longtime NBA spouse and mother enjoys a low profile and leaves the spotlight to her husband. She doesn’t seem to be a huge fan of social media either so it’s safe to say she keeps busy keeping their home in check and caring for the couple’s daughters.