Timberwolves Hire Milt Newton as General Manager

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Timberwolves Hire Milt Newton as General Manager

September 6, 2013 Updated Sep 6, 2013 at 3:53 PM CDT

Minneapolis, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Milt Newton as the team's general manager on Friday, who will work with the team's new president Flip Saunders in the upcoming season.

Newton spent the last 10 seasons with the Washington Wizards including most recently as the team's Vice President of Player Personnel.

We are pleased to add Milt Newton to our organization." said Flip Saunders, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations. "I have followed Milt closely during his career and have always been impressed with his basketball knowledge, work ethic and professionalism."

"His front office experience in the NBA, as well as his ability to combine analytics evaluation with his basketball playing and scouting background will greatly benefit our organization."

Before that, Newton helped in creating the NBA Developmental League, working closely with Commissioner David Stern in doing so.

During his playing days, Newton was a starter for the 1988 University of Kansas NCAA National Championship team. He went on to play professionally in the Continental Baseball Association for the Rockford Lightning and Grand Rapids Hoops.

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