Nuggets' new GM Connelly ready to tackle holes in team
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jun 20, 2013
"The last guy we talked to before coming in for this press conference was Andre," Connelly told reporters. The 36-year-old Connelly comes to the Nuggets from New Orleans, where he served as assistant general manager under Dell Demps. Considered a rising front-office talent, Connelly inherits a team that won a franchise-most 57 games during the regular season only to bow out in the first round of the playoffs again, this time to Golden State. The Nuggets' top defender, Iguodala recently opted out of the final year of his contract after averaging 13 points a game last season. The Nuggets interviewed former Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins on Wednesday and have also interviewed Indiana Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw, but have not set a specific deadline for hiring a coach. "He's such a pro that he's out there working out."