Ronzone out as asst GM with Timberwolves

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves and assistant general manager Tony Ronzone have agreed to part ways.

A team spokesman confirmed the change on Friday. Mike Cristaldi says Ronzone and the Timberwolves have mutually agreed to part ways after just over one season together. Ronzone joined the organization in 2010 and revamped the team's scouting department, particularly overseas.

He was integral in getting Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio to agree to come over and play with the Timberwolves for the upcoming season. Ronzone also served as the main organizational spokesman during this year's draft while team president David Kahn was busy dealing with dispatching head coach Kurt Rambis.

The Associated Press left a phone message for Ronzone seeking comment. The news was first reported by the Star Tribune.