The Nuggets coaching search has been the epitome of the phrase “anything worth having, is worth waiting for.” Denver knows that all too well with its patient yet deliberate search for their head man in the Mile High City.

Emerging as another candidate for the Nuggets is Washington Wizards assistant coach, Don Newman.

According to a report from RealGM, Denver’s front office was granted permission to speak with the 16-year assistant coach in an interview Tuesday.

Newman has held assistant coaching positions with four different NBA teams while not yet having his own chance yet at a head coaching position.

Perhaps, the Nuggets grant Newman with such a title, bringing his illustrious defensive schemes and winning ways to Denver.

In eight seasons under the notable Gregg Popovich with the San Antonio Spurs, Newman won two NBA championships providing “Pop” with the defense needed to beat out Chauncey Billups and the Pistons in ’05 and Lebron James and the Cavaliers in ’07.

If the Nuggets do decide to take the more defensive minded route with Newman, possible playoff wins may be in Denver’s future again as long as the Draft boils over well with the pool of great offensive talent.