The structure and composition of the Orlando Magic’s revamped basketball operations department is coming into focus.
Under new general manager Rob Hennigan and new assistant general managers Scott Perry and Matt Lloyd, the organization appears to have expanded the department, adding more positions.
Recent hires include:
• Michael Arcieri, whose title will be director of basketball administration. Arcieri has a background in scouting, but he also possesses a law degree. He’ll oversee the team’s salary-cap management efforts, and he’ll also interact with the league office on legal and administrative issues.
• George Rodman, who most recently worked as the San Antonio Spurs’ basketball statistical analyst. Rodman will be the Magic’s basketball operations manager, and he’ll oversee the team’s analytics and technology departments.
• Harold Ellis will be the Magic’s new head of pro scouting. He spent the last three seasons as a Detroit Pistons scout with an emphasis on pro player personnel.
• The team has hired five new scouts after Hennigan let go of the previous scouting staff. Former NBA player Anthony Parker will do a mixture of pro, college and international scouting. Phil Jabour, Prosper Karangwa and Shawn McCullion will work as college scouts. And Marti Artigas, based in Spain, will be the organization’s international scout.
Brian Wright remains from the previous administration. His new title is scouting/player development manager.
The Magic have hired Zach Guthrie, who spent last season as the Spurs’ assistant video coordinator, as their manager of advanced scouting. He’ll supervise the Magic’s video efforts.
Adam Glessner and Brad Jones also remain from the previous administration. Glessner will work as a video analyst/opposition, while Jones will work as a video analyst/personnel.
The team has hired Matt Hill as a video analyst/opposition.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun