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Updated: August 27th, 2013 11:51pm
Wizards' Milt Newton to join Wolves as GM, Rob Babcock to be promoted

Wizards' Milt Newton to join Wolves as GM, Rob Babcock to be promoted

by Darren Wolfson
1500ESPN.com
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Washington Wizards Vice President of player personnel, Milt Newton, will join the Timberwolves as the team's general manager, according to a team source. Newton will be heavily involved in pro scouting.

The Wolves also plan on elevating Rob Babcock to a vice president of personnel position.

Both men have a prior history with Wolves President of Basketball Operations, Flip Saunders

Saunders still will have final say in all personnel decisions, but will be leaning heavily on Newton and Babcock on all moves.

Saunders is also said to be taking an assistant trainer, Koichi Sato, from the Wizards. Sato will focus on strength training with the Wolves.

Darren "Doogie" Wolfson is the jack-of-all-trades sports guy for 5 Eyewitness News and a contributor to 1500ESPN.com.
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