Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly was hired five years ago after former Denver executive Masai Ujiri took the top basketball decision-making post in Toronto in 2013. Connelly inherited a 57-win team but found himself facing a daunting rebuild. Since then, Connelly, who came up in the scouting world, has built the Nuggets into his image: a high-flying offensive juggernaut that plays a European style of basketball around its franchise center Nikola Jokic.

Prior to his sixth season as the top basketball decision-maker in Denver, one that comes with most pressure and highest expectations that he’s faced throughout his tenure, Connelly spoke to BSN Denver about his what he’s learned in his time as an executive, mistakes he’s made along the way, building the Nuggets through the draft, and who he includes in Denver’s “core.”

Not a Subscriber? Start now and get your first month for only 50 cents!

Login for Subscribers

Harrison Wind
Author

Harrison Wind is the Denver Nuggets beat reporter for DNVR Nuggets. The University of Colorado alum grew up in Boulder and has covered the Nuggets for the last three seasons. You can hear him every weekday on the DNVR Nuggets podcast. Follow Harrison on Twitter - @HarrisonWind

>
X