The Denver Nuggets continued to transform their front office Tuesday, when they named Arturas Karnisovas as assistant general manager.
Karnisovas, 42, joins the Nuggets after five years with the Houston Rockets. He started with the team as an international scout in 2008,
and was most recently the team's director of scouting.
Karnisovas will assist new general manager Tim Connelly and team president Josh Kroenke with day-to-day operations related to scouting
and player personnel matters.
"Arturas has a diverse and impressive background as a player, a scout and an executive," Connelly said in a statement. "His global
connections are just part of what he adds to our franchise. His basketball knowledge is off the charts, and his experience with Houston and
the league office will be invaluable as we work to improve our team."
Karnisovas played for P.J. Carlesimo at Seton Hall, and later won two Olympic bronze medals (1992 and 1996) for Lithuania.