Ronzone was initially brought on to revamp the Timberwolves' scouting department and to help improve the teams less-than-stellar performance in the draft.
Ronzone helped with two Timberwolves drafts: last year's that brought a main cog: Wesley Johnson into the mix and this year's that brings the second overall pick: Derrick Williams to the Wolves. His other key contributions include: with David Kahn--convincing Ricky Rubio to play for the Wolves in 2011-12. He also was helped work out the trade with the New York Knicks & the Denver Nuggets that brought Anthony Randolph & Eddy Curry (later waived) to the Wolves, while sending out Corey Brewer (later waived and signed with Dallas) & Kosta Koufos.
It's been reported previously that President of Operations David Kahn & Now-Former-Assistant GM Tony Ronzone had certain philosophical differences (of opinion) when it came to certain issues--likely contributing to his departure with Minnesota, at this juncture.
At this time, it's pretty unclear whether the Wolves will replace Ronzone--hire a new Assistant GM going forward. However, like most jobs at this time--why pay someone, to do nothing (during the lockout).
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