Posted June 17, 2013

Report: Nuggets to name Tim Connelly as general manager

Tim Connelly, right, has done a lot of work with Basketball Without Borders. (Photo by Catherine Steenkeste/NBAE via Getty Images)

Tim Connelly, right, has done a lot of work with Basketball Without Borders. (Catherine Steenkeste/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Nuggets have hired New Orleans assistant general manager Tim Connelly as the team’s new general manager, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Dell Demps, the general manager of the New Orleans Pelicans, has called Connelly one of the top young talents in the league and said he has an eye for international talent. Demps hired Connelly as his assistant general manager.

This move comes after the Toronto Raptors hired Nuggets’ GM Masai Ujiri at the end of May. Additionally, Pete D’Alessandro, who was Denver’s executive vice president for basketball operations, was hired away by the Sacramento Kings to become their new GM.

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Denver went 57-25 this past season and was eliminated by the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

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