Milt Newton, Washington Wizards VP of player personnel, is the new general manager of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Comcast SportsNet's Chris Miller reported on Wednesday.
The rumors of Newton joining former Wizards coach and new Timberwolves president Flip Saunders have existed throughout the summer.
Newton, who headed the Wizards scouting department, joined the Wizards in 2003. The D.C. native previously aided in the creating of the NBDL, served as a scout with the 76ers and played on the University of Kansas' National Championship team in 1988.
The Wizards previously suffered a front office loss this offseason when director of player personnel Pat Connelly joined the Phoenix Suns' front office. Washington filled the position by adding former Oklahoma City Thunder scout Frank Ross.