Ryan Bowen takes job with NBA's Denver Nuggets (with McCaffery quotes)

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Scott Dochterman

Iowa administrative assistant Ryan Bowen has accepted a job with the NBA's Denver Nuggets. He willhave a variety of roles from scouting to video to coaching.

Bowen, a Fort Madison native, played for 10 years in the NBA, including five seasons in Denver. He played at Iowa from 1995-98 and is the school's all-time record holder for steals with 208. He ranks fourth in blocks (124), eighth in rebounds (804), and 33rd in points (1,090).

Bowen, 36,retired from the NBA following the 2009-10 season after one game with Oklahoma City. He joined the Iowa basketball staff last year as an administrative assistant/video coordinator.

""I'm real happy for him," Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery said. "I think it's a great opportunity. He's got a number of years of experience in the NBA. Obviously the Nuggets, who he played for, thought very highly of him and wanted back.

"I think for him it was a good situation."

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