The Denver Nuggets named former Penn State basketball standout Calvin Booth as their new General Manager on Tuesday. Nuggets President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly said, "Calvin is one of the brightest minds in our league."
Booth has served as the Nuggets Assistant General Manager since 2017. Prior to that, he was a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves front office for four seasons, where he had several roles as a scout, Director of Player Programs, Director of Player Personnel and the Director of Pro Personnel. Booth started his front office career in 2012 as a scout for the New Orleans Pelicans and worked under the aforementioned Tim Connelly, who was the assistant general manager at that time.
The 44-year-old Booth played for Penn State from 1995-99 and set a school-record with 428 blocks, which ranks 13th all-time in NCAA history. As a junior, he was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the year. After Penn State, Booth was drafted in the second round (35th pick overall) by the Washington Wizards where he played four seasons. Booth's career spanned 10 seasons, playing 336 games for eight different teams.