Tim Connelly said that he plans to hire more people from outside the Minnesota Timberwolves organization to help build out his staff following the hire of Matt Lloyd as Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations.
Lloyd was hired from the Magic.
Connelly inherited a staff that included Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Sachin Gupta, assistant general managers Joe Branch, Manny Rohan and Steve Senior, as well as head coach Chris Finch.
Lloyd’s focus on scouting is significant for the Wolves, with the team parting ways with assistant GM Gianluca Pascucci this offseason.
Pascucci previously ran the draft for the team.
“This is a difficult time to join a team. The draft prep is in full swing, and I’ve been largely absent for a myriad of reasons, so I kind of want to be a fly on the wall. I feel pretty confident – I really like to scout and watch games – so this is one of my favorite times as we approach next week, so I can’t wait to get into some heated, spirited debates about who we should take, what should we do with the pick,” added Connelly.