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Penn State Hoops Alum Calvin Booth Named Denver Nuggets’ General Manager

Penn State men’s basketball alum Calvin Booth has been promoted to the general manager of the Denver Nuggets. Booth, who had served as the assistant general manager of the team since 2017, will now get his first general manager gig in the NBA.

Booth played at Penn State from 1995 to 1999 and averaged 11.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 3.8 blocks per game. In his junior season, he averaged an extraordinary 4.4 blocks per game en route to being named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. The 6’11” big man ranks first in program history with 428 blocks, which ranks second all-time in Big Ten history.

Booth was drafted by the Washington Wizards in the 1999 NBA Draft and went on to have a 10-year journeyman career in the league. He bounced around with seven different teams, including the Dallas Mavericks, the Seattle SuperSonics, and the Philadelphia 76ers.

He will inherit a Nuggets team coming off a 54-win season in 2018-19 and a roster loaded with young talents such as Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, Michael Porter Jr., and Gary Harris. Before the current season was suspended indefinitely, the team stood in third place in the western conference with a 43-22 record.

Ever since Booth joined the organization in 2017, the Nuggets have produced three straight winning seasons after four straight losing seasons before he arrived. He will now work together with Tim Connelly, president of basketball operations, to shape the Nuggets into a championship contender.

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