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Connelly joins Nuggets front office

By: Jim Eichenhofer,, @Jim_Eichenhofer

Highly regarded around the league for his overall and international basketball scouting acumen, New Orleans Pelicans assistant general manager Tim Connelly was named vice president of basketball operations by the Denver Nuggets on Monday. Just 36, the talented Connelly becomes one of the youngest top basketball executives in the NBA, but the hire is part of a recent front-office trend.

“We are very happy for Tim and Negah (Connelly's fiancee). They are good people that will both be missed by the entire Pelicans organization,” said New Orleans General Manager Dell Demps. “Tim did a great job for us and we wish him all the best in Denver.”