Tim Connelly

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This article is about the basketball executive. For the ice hockey player, see Tim Connolly.

Tim Connelly (Born ca. 1976) is currently the general manager of the Denver Nuggets of the NBA. He previously worked for the Washington Wizards and New Orleans Hornets. He took over for the Nuggets in June, 2013. [1]

Early life[edit]

Tim Connelly was raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He grew up with four other brothers and two sisters. After attending Fordham University in New York, Connelly transferred to Catholic University in Washington D.C. for his junior year. [2]

Washington Wizards[edit]

In his junior year, Connelly wrote to Chuck Douglas, the director of college scouting for the Washington Wizards. He became an intern for the Wizards in 1996 in the basketball operations department. He became an assistant video coordinator in 1999. Connelly became a full-time scout in 2000 and was promoted to the director of player personnel. During his tenure with the Wizards, Connelly worked under NBA legend Wes Unseld. [1] [3]

New Orleans Hornets[edit]

In 2010, Connelly joined the front office of the New Orleans Hornets. He became assistant GM under GM Dell Demps. Connelly's duties included scouting, trade negotiations, player contracts, and draft preparations. [1]

Denver Nuggets[edit]

On June 17, 2013, Connelly was named as the executive vice president of basketball operations and GM of the Denver Nuggets. He replaced former NBA Executive of the Year, Masai Ujiri. [1]

Personal life[edit]

All four of Connelly's brothers, Pat, Joe, Dan, and Kevin, work as scouts or managers in the NBA or college basketball. Pat is the assistant GM of the Phoenix Suns, Joe works for the Washington Wizards in player development, Dan is an advanced scout for the Utah Jazz, and Kevin runs a scouting service for high school players. Connelly is a fan of the Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Orioles. Connelly is married to wife, Negah. They have two children. [4] [5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Nuggets name Tim Connelly executive VP of basketball ops". Denver Nuggets. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "NBA family tree from Baltimore's Connelly brothers is growing". tribunedigital-baltimoresun. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Alex Kay. "Tim Connelly Reportedly Hired by Denver Nuggets as General Manager". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "NBA family tree from Baltimore's Connelly brothers is growing". tribunedigital-baltimoresun. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "Getting to know Denver Nuggets executive Tim Connelly". Denver Nuggets. Retrieved 10 February 2016.