Jared Jeffries Reportedly Hired by Denver Nuggets in Front Office Scouting Role

September 17th, 2013 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »

Jared Jeffries always saw basketball a little differently than most of his NBA peers did.

While many former lottery picks chased gaudy statistics and lost their way in the process, Jeffries carved out an 11-year career on the strength of his defense and hustle. A potent scorer in college—15.0 points in his sophomore season at Indiana—he managed to command more than 21 minutes a night despite picking up a total of 2.9 offensive win shares over the course of his career.

The Denver Nuggets are hoping they'll be able to make the most of one of this generation's most cerebral players. According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, Denver has added Jeffries to its front office and given him a focus on scouting.

The Nuggets have underwent a changing of the guard over the offseason. Former general manager, Masai Ujiri, and head coach, George Karl, were replaced by Tim Connelly and Brian Shaw, respectively.

As Wojnarowski noted, Jeffries has a working history with Connelly. Connelly was a member of the Washington Wizards front office when Jeffries played there from 2002-06.

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