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Magic promote Anthony Parker to GM, changing John Hammond

Magic promote Anthony Parker to GM, changing John Hammond


The Orlando Magic are selling Anthony Parker to normal supervisor, changing league govt John Hammond, who’s transitioning to a senior advisory position inside the group. Hammond, 68, had a profitable 32-year run within the NBA.

Hammond helped construct the Detroit Pistons groups of the late 90s because the assistant coach and assistant normal supervisor. He additionally received NBA Government of the 12 months as Bucks G.M. in 2010 and drafted Giannis Antetokounmpo with the fifteenth choose in 2013. It was the primary time a Milwaukee govt had ever received the award in franchise historical past.

In accordance to some NBA betting websites, the Orlando Magic maintain Twenty fifth-ranked odds to win subsequent season’s championship in 2024. Sportsbooks are displaying higher odds for the Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets, and Chicago Bulls.

“We’re excited for John’s well-deserved subsequent chapter,” Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman stated in an announcement. “He has, and can proceed to be, a useful useful resource. His expertise has helped set the desk for the Magic’s future and we sit up for persevering with to lean on him in regard to the whole lot from participant analysis to participant growth.

“He helped construct a terrific workforce in Milwaukee and received a championship in Detroit. He has, and can proceed to be, a terrific pal, mentor and confidant to the Magic household. We’re equally excited for Anthony and Pete of their well-deserved promotions.

“Anthony brings a novel perspective to our group as a former participant and it has been nice to look at his development from participant to scout to G League G.M. to the Magic’s assistant normal supervisor. Anthony is the last word workforce participant, and we sit up for his continued management, expertise and power.”

Orlando Magic promote Anthony Parker to normal supervisor, John Hammond transitions to a senior advisory position inside the group

Moreover, the Magic are additionally selling assistant G.M. Pete D’Alessandro to Government Vice President of Basketball Operations. D’Alessandro is a former Sacramento Kings G.M. (2013-15) and a longtime entrance workplace govt of the Golden State Warriors and Denver Nuggets.

Anthony Parker was chosen twenty first total by the New Jersey (Brooklyn) Nets within the 1997 NBA Draft. He performed 9 seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers, Magic, Toronto Raptors, and Cleveland Cavaliers. Parker spent six years within the EuroLeague as nicely. He’s the older brother of WNBA star Candace Parker.

On Could 23, 2017, it was introduced that John Hammond would signal a five-year deal to develop into the brand new normal supervisor of the Magic. Orlando went 177-296 (.374) in six seasons below the Greenville College alumnus. In Antetokounmpo’s Rise (2022) Disney+ movie, Hammond is portrayed by Taylor Nichols.

These entrance workplace adjustments had been made at some point after the Magic waived 7-foot-2 huge man Bol Bol, permitting him to develop into an unrestricted free agent. Orlando was pressured to make a roster lower after signing Joe Ingles and Mo Wagner.

Moreover, Bol is owed $2.2 million subsequent season, and he may be claimed by groups with cap area or a large enough commerce exception. The Magic have $11.3 million in cap area left.

Bol was chosen forty fourth total by the Miami Warmth within the 2019 NBA Draft out of the College of Oregon.

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