Jeff Weltman begins his fourth season with the Nuggets after being named assistant general manager on Sept. 27, 2001.
During his tenure, Denver has engineered numerous trades and has made quality draft choices which have shifted the Nuggets from a struggling team with no salary cap flexibility, to one of the up-and-coming teams in the NBA. In 2003-04, the Nuggets posted the sixth-biggest turnaround in NBA history, improving their win total by 26 games and reaching the playoffs for the first time since 1995.
Weltman came to the Nuggets following 13 seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers, where he had served as director of player personnel since 1994. In this role, Weltman oversaw the Clippers scouting department and contributed with many other aspects of the club’s day-to-day basketball operations.
With Weltman’s help, the Clippers formed one of the most talented young teams in the NBA by drafting Lamar Odom, Michael Olowokandi, Darius Miles and Quentin Richardson and acquiring Elton Brand, Keyon Dooling, Jeff McInnis and Corey Maggette. In his last year, the Clippers improved their win total by 16 – the biggest turnaround in the league.
The 39-year-old New York native originally joined the club as video coordinator in 1988 and was immediately elevated to a scouting position.
Weltman graduated from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio in 1987. He and his wife Alexis enjoy living in Denver, where they are strong supporters of Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Sewall Development Center, Judith Ann Griese Foundation and Judi's House.