DENVER (AP) The prospects of a return home to Washington were undeniably appealing to Tim Connelly.
Not nearly as alluring as this: Finishing what he's started.
The Denver Nuggets president of basketball operations elected to stay in town even with the Wizards calling. Things are booming these days with a Nuggets team that boasts a young nucleus led by big man Nikola Jokic and that won 54 games in the regular season. They were the No. 2 seed in the West before losing to Portland in Game 7 at home during the second round of the playoffs.