The Timberwolves plan to hire Dell Demps to join the team’s front office, sources tell Shams Charania and Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic (Twitter link).
A former NBA player, Demps joined San Antonio’s front office following his retirement and eventually moved to New Orleans, where he was hired as the Pelicans’ general manager in 2010. That same year, he hired Tim Connelly, Minnesota’s new president of basketball operations, to be his assistant GM, so the two have a long-standing relationship.
Demps, 52, was fired by the Pelicans in 2019. He later decided to try his hand at coaching, having served as an assistant coach for the Jazz since he joined Utah in 2020.
Mike Singer of The Denver Post reported last month that Demps joining Connelly in Minnesota was a possibility.
Once the move is official, Demps will become the second front office staff member hired by Connelly, with the first being senior vice president of basketball operations Matt Lloyd, who’s reportedly being hired away from the Magic.