The Minnesota Timberwolves hired Tim Connelly to run their front office, which puts the future of Sachin Gupta in doubt.
Gupta became interim general manager of the Wolves after they fired Gersson Rosas before the start of the season.
The Wolves considered Gupta for the role permanently and sources tell The Athletic that he remains part of their long-term vision for the franchise.
“Connelly will work closely with Timberwolves executive vice president of basketball operations Sachin Gupta, as well as head coach Chris Finch, whom Connelly worked with in Denver during the 2016-17 season,” the team said in a statement.
Finch publicly stumped for Gupta at the end of the season, but he also has a good relationship with Connelly.