As we come to the end of another NBA season and turn to reload for the next one, the Minnesota Timberwolves have already kicked off the offseason by making some finishing touches to their front office.
Out with old and in with the new. The T-Wolves had fired former President Gersson Rosas just before the start of the 2021-22 regular season. To cover the overall day-to-day operations of the franchise, the team had just hired Detroit Pistons assistant GM Sachin Gupta. Gupta was promoted to VP of Basketball Operations, and the team was left in his care for the entirety of last season.
The Minnesota Timberwolves did not show any glaring weakness last season. In fact, the team roared back to the NBA Playoffs as a result of their 46-36 record and even flashed the potential to advance as the seventh-seed before falling to the second-seed Memphis Grizzlies.
Now, with positive momentum on their side, the Timberwolves hope to use the success of the past season to build an even more competitive roster. This all coincides with the agreement of the team to welcome new ownership in the form of Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez.
While currently minority owners, they have been the driving force for the team to find and hire one of the top NBA executives.
Now, that objective appears to have been met. Connelly was, in the opinion of many NBA Analysts, the best young NBA executive in the industry right now. With his hiring, the Minnesota Timberwolves are clearly on pace to elevate the performance of the entire organization.