Nuggets Hire Tim Connelly As Exec VP/Basketball Operations
The Nuggets today announced that they have hired Pelicans Assistant GM Tim Connelly as their new Exec VP/Basketball Operations. He replaces Masai Ujiri, who recently left to become Raptors GM. Nuggets CEO Josh Kroenke "plans to work closely with Connelly in reshaping the Nuggets front office." Connelly is "part of a younger generation" of NBA execs "moving into top management positions and has been compared favorably" to the Magic's Rob Hennigan and Suns' Ryan McDonough (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 6/17).