Tim Connelly Rumors
“You always wish you had done more,” he said. “Ty’s dealing with some demons right now that I’m certain he’s going to overcome. Even though he’s not here, we’re fully supportive of him. I’ll maintain a close relationship with Ty. The convergence of fame and wealth is never an easy concoction. We tried as best possible to make an environment that could be conducive to success for Ty and the team. We had a lot of well-documented issues, and it’s a failure on all ends, but I’m hopeful both parties are on to bigger and better things.”
“We have a handful of players that we have interest in,” he said. “We’re going to take our time, let the dust settle a little bit. When you make a move as dramatic as moving your starting point guard I think you want to take a deep breath and not make any emotional or rash decisions. We’re going to talk internally and figure out what’s the best approach as we get toward training camp.”
“I’m excited to be reunited with Michael. I’ve known him for years and our relationship predates our time in New Orleans,” stated General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly. “He knows the game as well as anybody and I have always admired his work ethic and character.”
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