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Nuggets' new Director of Youth Basketball wants to reinvigorate city’s hoops scene

Kieon Arkwright has had to adjust to the finer nuances of corporate life in his first week as the Denver Nuggets Director Youth Basketball. That means large stacks of paperwork, terms such as “workflow” and countless meetings. But for Arkwright, he is excited and enjoys the process.

He knows just how far he and his good friend, Nuggets guard Monte Morris, have come as two men who used hoops to get past dire circumstances in Flint, Mich.

“I buried a lot of my friends at 16, I didn’t even know I could live to 21,” Arkwright said to Nuggets.