The Minnesota Timberwolves make their first move to face the future. In an official release, the Timberwolves announced that they had reached an agreement with Tim Connelly to serve as President of Basketball Operations.
Connelly himself previously held the same position at the Denver Nuggets. The Timberwolves hope that Connelly can help those who have struggled to have consistent performance over the past decade.
Connelly has been with the Nuggets since 2013. But he wasn’t promoted to the president until 2017. Connelly has a talented young team, so this is the key to the Nuggets’ success. At that time, he was accompanied by Arturas Karnisovas. However, Carnisobus left last season and joined the Chicago Bulls.
The Timberwolves and Connelly have signed a five-year, $40 million contract. The deal made him one of the highest-paid NBA managers to date. A portion of the payout is also converted into shares belonging to the Timberwolves team.
“My family and I are excited about this new chapter in Minnesota,” Connelly said in a statement. “I want to thank all the owners of the Timberwolves for trusting me to lead this team and promote a new culture.
I can’t wait to get to work and meet the Timberwolves fans.” According to an ESPN report, the Nuggets didn’t exactly stop and watch Connelly come to Minnesota.
However, even though the Nuggets’ bid was sizable, it was still outmatched by the Timberwolves’ bid, which put it at stake. For now, the Nuggets will remain at Calvin Booth as general manager to lead the team. So far, there has been no speculation about who will replace Connely at the Nuggets.
Source : Nugglove, NBA