Tim Connelly Rumors

Denver general manager Tim Connelly conducted a sit-down with D’Antoni in California on Tuesday, league sources said. D’Antoni’s vaunted running game fits into Denver’s determination that it wants to play faster in the future. Melvin Hunt, the interim coach in the wake of Brian Shaw’s firing, remains a strong contender to retain the full-time job, league sources said.
In April, after the Nuggets’ season ended, management refrained from putting a firm timetable on its search for a new coach. But now, as the calendar has turned to June, there is more urgency to get a new leader. Why? The NBA draft, which is 22 days away. “I think the deadline is we want to have a coach as we head into the draft,” Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly said at the outset of the process. “It’s a pretty pivotal pick for us, and a pretty pivotal moment.” Media: Denver Post
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In April, after the Nuggets’ season ended, management refrained from putting a firm timetable on its search for a new coach. But now, as the calendar has turned to June, there is more urgency to get a new leader. Why? The NBA draft, which is 22 days away. “I think the deadline is we want to have a coach as we head into the draft,” Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly said at the outset of the process. “It’s a pretty pivotal pick for us, and a pretty pivotal moment.”
Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly has been itching to give his team an extreme makeover, and perhaps the easiest night of the year to make a blockbuster trade is draft night. This year’s draft is June 25. If Lawson is a member of the Nuggets on June 26, it might be only because Connelly couldn’t close a deal that makes sense. So I’m guessing Lawson will beat Tulowitzki out of town. But it also wouldn’t surprise me if both stars are gone from Denver before 2015 is history.