Nuggets’ assistant GM Booth drawing interest from Wolves

Nuggets assistant GM and former NBA big man Calvin Booth, right, is reportedly on the Timberwolves' radar.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have contacted Denver Nuggets assistant general manager Calvin Booth about their vacant director of basketball operations position, according to Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic.

Booth is a former NBA center and one of three reported candidates linked to the position. The Timberwolves are also said to have an interest in Los Angeles Clippers GM Michael Winger and Houston Rockets vice president Gersson Rosas.

Booth, 42, is a native of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, near Columbus. He played in the NBA from 1999-2009 with the Washington Wizards, Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, Sacramento Kings and Timberwolves. He has been in his current position with the Nuggets since 2017.

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is looking for a head basketball man to replace Tom Thibodeau, fired during the season. Per several reports, the new hire will have the authority to decide whether to keep current Wolves GM Scott Layden and/or coach Ryan Saunders.

Minnesota finished 36-46 in failing to make the playoffs.