HoopsHype Tommy Sheppard rumors

June 27, 2014 Updates

Coach Randy Wittman and Tommy Sheppard, senior vice president of basketball operations, are leaving Friday to visit Gortat who has been coordinating basketball camps across his homeland. Wizards assistant coach Pat Sullivan already has been there assisting Gortat, who is coming off one of his best seasons as a pro -- and his first in Washington -- with 13.2 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. CSNWashington.com

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Toronto Raptors executive Masai Ujiri, who worked previously for the Nuggets as a scout, is also scheduled to interview with Denver this week. And Washington Wizards exec Tommy Sheppard, who likewise worked for the Nuggets for years before joining the Wiz in 2003, is another frequently mentioned candidate who is admired by Nuggets coach George Karl and other key figures in the organization. It is not yet known, even if Griffin is the first choice, whether Denver intends to hire one or two replacements for the Chapman/Warkentien tag team. The lone certainty is that Josh Kroenke will have a far bigger say in Nuggets matters from now on, which potentially includes assuming his father’s title as Nuggets owner if Stan Kroenke, as expected, is soon approved as majority owner of the St. Louis Rams. ESPN.com

August 4, 2010 Updates

A source had previously told The Denver Post that one executive who interests the Nuggets is David Griffin, who recently resigned from the Suns as senior vice president of basketball operations. Griffin, 39, spent the past 13 years in the Phoenix front office. Two former Nuggets employees, Washington's Tommy Sheppard and Toronto's Masai Ujiri, also are possibilities. Denver Post

August 1, 2010 Updates

At least two new candidates have emerged in the Phoenix Suns' search for a general manager to work under new head of basketball operations Lon Babby, according to sources close to the process. Sources told ESPN.com that Babby is considering former New Orleans Hornets general manager Jeff Bower and Washington Wizards executive Tommy Sheppard along with Cleveland Cavaliers assistant general manager Lance Blanks, who interviewed Friday with the Suns. ESPN.com

July 18, 2010 Updates

In a fast-moving search for a general manager to replace the fired Jeff Bower, Hornets officials have interviewed former Suns executive David Griffin and Wizards executive Tommy Sheppard during Summer League, with the intention of further escalating their search early next week, sources with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com. CBSSports.com

July 17, 2010 Updates

Tommy Sheppard, the Wizards' vice president of basketball operations, will interview with the New Orleans Hornets for their vacant general manager position, a source confirmed. Sheppard, who recently completed his seventh season in Washington, has made it clear he has ambitions to be a GM, interviewing with Seattle in 2007. The story was first reported by NBA.com's David Aldridge. Washington Post

July 16, 2010 Updates

Tommy Sheppard, the Wizards' vice president of basketball operations, will interview with the New Orleans Hornets for their vacant general manager position, a source confirmed. Sheppard, who recently completed his seventh season in Washington, has made it clear he has ambitions to be a GM, interviewing with Seattle in 2007. The story was first reported by NBA.com's David Aldridge. Washington Post

Wizards assistant GM Tommy Sheppard and Kings assistant GM Jason Levien will interview for the Hornets' GM opening, two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed to CBSSports.com CBSSports.com

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