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Tim Connelly to remain with Nuggets, according to multiple reports

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NBA: Denver Nuggets-Media Day Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The Wizards will not get the top target in their search for a new top executive. Tim Connelly has chosen to stay in Denver rather than return home to Washington to take the same position.

We may never know ultimately what kept this deal from coming together, but the bottom line is now the Wizards are headed to Plan B. The search will now shift to the other three candidates they’ve interviewed: Former Hawks GM Danny Ferry, Thunder VP Troy Weaver, and the Wizards’ Interim President, Tommy Sheppard.

Now that Connelly is officially out of the running, the Wizards will need to move quickly to strike a deal with their next person in line. The NBA Draft is exactly one month from today and the team will have some big decisions to make on that night, as well as in free agency which starts in just 42 days. It will be interesting to see if the team’s big swing and miss makes them pull back and take a more conservative approach, or if they will continue to go after big names.