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Milt Newton Rumors

With that in mind, sources around the league wonder if Milt Newton will get his next opportunity after a successful stint as the Milwaukee Bucks’ assistant general manager. Newton helped run the Minnesota Timberwolves from 2013 to 2016, assuming the lead chair after Flip Saunders died in 2015. Newton played an integral role in drafting Zach LaVine and Gorgui Dieng while helping to construct the megatrade that shipped Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers, brought Andrew Wiggins to the Wolves and positioned Minnesota to land Karl-Anthony Towns with the first pick in the 2015 draft.
The BlackBerry development, though, undeniably stung. Rosas, you see, is one of four lead decision makers for N.B.A. teams known to still do the bulk of their business on a BlackBerry. Rosas, Houston’s Daryl Morey, Oklahoma City’s Sam Presti and Toronto’s Masai Ujiri compose the confirmed quartet. Milt Newton, Milwaukee’s assistant general manager, is another Blackberry devotee. Perhaps more will become known after this article hits, but Rosas described the adherents as “a small community.” BlackBerry stopped producing its own phones in 2016 but had a licensing agreement with a Chinese company (TCL Corporation) to keep making them, which led to the KEYone model in February 2017 and the KEY2 in June 2018. According to the Feb. 3 announcement, no new phones will be released through TCL after Aug. 31.
How long Newton will remain in Milwaukee is now the question. The scuttlebutt among some NBA officials is the New Orleans Pelicans are interested in Newton’s services as their next general manager. The Pelicans fired their former general manager, Dell Demps, a month ago and have had Danny Ferry serve as the interim GM. While some believe Ferry may be the front-runner for the Pelicans’ GM job, they also say Newton could to be in the mix because of his success in Milwaukee and Minnesota.
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That summer wasn’t just about managing the roster, though, as Horst also had to put together a staff, including accounting for the franchise’s new G League developmental team and finding an assistant general manager to support him in his new role, a position that went to Milt Newton. “What I’m proud about and the things I think we did well, is every day that I’ve been in this job for these 10 months we’ve gotten better and better at having processes, making decisions, being collaborative, building a culture,” Horst said.