The Denver Nuggets will now have to join the search for an assistant coach with Chris Fleming joining the staff of newly hired head coach of the Brooklyn Nets Kenny Atkinson, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports and The Vertical.

Flemming brought more than just coaching chops with him to the Mile High City; he brought with him years and years of experience coaching in Germany, in which he picked up different aspects to his own personal coaching style. Flemming led his teams to four German cups, four German League championships, and three German Supercups. Not only did his teams perform well but Flemming was awarded the title of German Coach of the Year in 2011 and has been handed the reigns of the German national team, too.

Flemming really summed it up well himself when he was hired as a part of Michael Malone’s staff.

“I hope that I can give a little different perspective because I haven’t been in the NBA pool,” Fleming said earlier this year. “Maybe a guy that can think outside the box because I’ve simply been outside the box. So, I hope I can bring that to the table and as much enthusiasm as we need. This just fit time wise, it was a chance to work for a great coach like Mike and then have a chance to grow up in the NBA with a young team. It really fit well.”

When it comes to who may replace him, jump over and read Aniello Piro’s take on his ideal candidate.

From all of us here at Mile High Sports, we say farewell to Chris Flemming. Thank you for your time and dedication to being an integral part of rebuilding the culture of the Denver Nuggets. Best of luck in the future and with your time in Brooklyn!