The Magic will hire Pete D’Alessandro as their new assistant general manager, Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical tweets. D’Alessandro last served as an executive with the Nuggets, having previously served as the general manager of the Kings.
Just last month we wrote about the Magic adding Bucks executive John Hammond to fill their general manager role following the departure of Rob Hennigan.
D’Alessandro will return to the basketball operations side of a franchise for the first time since his stint with the Kings which ranged from 2013 to 2015.
There’s more from the Southeast Division:
- The Hornets have hired Mike Batiste as an assistant coach, a report on the team’s official site states. Batiste was a player development assistant with the Nets last season. Stephen Silas will serve as the team’s designated lead assistant in 2017/18, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer adds.
- Per Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog, Dennis Smith Jr. met with the Magic for a second time. He had previously worked out for the club.
- The Hawks worked out Justin Jackson this week, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes. The North Carolina product could realistically fall to them at No. 19.
- Potential second-round pick V.J. Beachem worked out with both the Hawks and the Hornets this week, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweeted.