The Washington Wizards have been granted permission to discuss franchise’s President of Basketball Operations job with Denver Nuggets President Tim Connelly, league sources tell ESPN. Meeting is expected this week.
Connelly has done an excellent job running the Nuggets, who just finished with a 54-28 record and the Western Conference's No. 2 seed. He's not on the hot seat, but Wojnarowski provided context for why Connelly could be looking to head to the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area:
Denver ownership’s willingness to allow its Executive of the Year candidate to meet with Wizards is based on Connelly’s Maryland-roots and extenuating family considerations – plus confidence in Nuggets GM Arturas Karnisovas to assume full leadership if necessary, per sources.