Denver NuggetsPresident of basketball operations Tim Connelly will be traveling to meet with Minnesota TimberwolvesGlen Taylor, the owner of the team, met this weekend with Connelly to move forward in his search to hire him. This was according sources who spoke to ESPN.
Connelly discussed the job with Timberwolves minority owners Marc Lore (and Alex Rodriguez) in the last week. Taylor is the next step in the process, sources claimed.
Connelly has been a long-time fan of the Western Conference contender and the Nuggets organization. However, he could leave the Nuggets as the second consecutive top NBA executive for a more lucrative offer. Connelly took over MasaiUjiri's role in Denver in 2013. Toronto.
Connelly is regarded as one of the NBA’s top talent evaluators. He also has strong relationships with top player agent agents. This has earned him the respect of his peers in the front office. Two-time MVP Connelly is his close friend. Nikola JokicConnelly drafted, who Connelly picked with the 41st pick of the 2014 NBA draft. Jokic can be eligible for a contract renewal this summer.
Sources say Lore, who is set to take over majority ownership of Taylor in 2023, has hired Connelly and presented a case for them working together. Sources say Connelly also maintains regular contact with Josh Kroenke (Nuggets governor) and Minnesota was granted permission to discuss the job.
After the preseason dismissal by Gersson Rosas, Minnesota now has a Sachin Gupta as interim general manager.
Connelly declined the opportunity to be the Washington WizardsThree years ago, Connelly was the top basketball executive in the country and he chose to stay with the Nuggets. Connelly was born in Baltimore, and spent his first few years as a front-office executive with Washington.
After nine years of building the Nuggets to a Western Conference contender, injuries have hampered the franchise's progress in the last two years.
The Timberwolves made it to the playoffs in this season's season, but lost to Memphis in a six game series. Minnesota boasts a young core, with 2020 No. Minnesota has a young core of talent — including 2020 No. Anthony EdwardsAll-Star Center Karl-Anthony TownsThis could make the franchise a formidable force for many years to come.