Nuggets reportedly plan to promote Calvin Booth to general manager

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The Bulls recruited Denver’s general manager Arturas Karnisovas to take over the Chicago front office and give it a much-needed overhaul. Early on, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reported Calvin Booth might follow Karnisovas out of Denver.

Instead, Booth is staying put and taking over Karnisovas’ old GM job in Denver, a story broken by Shams Charania of The Athletic.

This is a smart move of continuity for the Nuggets — what they have is working, don’t mess with it. It’s also going to be popular in the organization, where Booth is beloved. Booth was first hired as a scout by team president Tim Connelly in New Orleans and eventually they both moved to Denver.

Booth was a 10-year journeyman center in the NBA before moving into the front office in New Orleans, Minnesota, and eventually Denver.