Political news from Central Florida and across the state. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in leadership studies from USD. While the medical staff certainly tries to prevent injuries where it can, a lot of the job is managing injuries and managing players through the season and then working to bring players back safely and quickly. He hired John Hammond as his assistant general manager on essentially the same day the Magic announced his own hire. Very grateful to have had the privilege of working for Jeff Weltman, John Hammond, Steve Clifford, and the Orlando Magic family. She worked extensively with Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn as her private physical therapist. The T-shirts are now being sold to the public, with proceeds benefiting FRRC. Al-Farouq Aminu and Chuma Okeke will also be finishing their rehabs on their knee injuries. Gunning, who assisted with recruiting, individual instruction, scouting and film analysis at Hofstra, was also instrumental in the development of the Pride players. But it is undoubtedly a crucial role for the team. They see these players in practice and in workouts that the public do not see. In addition to his nine-year tenure as advance pro scout for the Wizards, he also spent three seasons (1998-2000) as an advance scout for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. But the Magic decided to keep someone they knew and the players and coaching staff clearly trust to lead this important position and group within the franchise. Acquiring James Ennis, a veteran who is a better and more proven player for a playoff team, meant that Wesley Iwundu, Melvin Frazier and two-way contract players B.J. ", Magic's Clifford views restart as separate season, How the Heat's unsung heroes gave Miami a 3-1 lead, Tatum after loss: 0 points in half 'unacceptable', Athletes frustrated with Taylor grand jury news, LeBron: Neighbors' walls got justice, not Breonna, Knicks get first look at new coach Thibodeau, New Kings GM commits to Luke Walton as coach, Steph, Draymond will miss Warriors' minicamp, Sports world reacts to Breonna Taylor grand jury announcement, Jokic's beloved Serbian coach always knew the big man was destined for greatness, Fistfights, battle lines and Show(boat) time: Inside the Lakers' Kobe-Shaq dynasty, What it took for Anthony Davis to get to this moment, Silver: On track but virus spread may stop NBA, Some NBA staffs struggle with going to Florida. “There’s some rumblings now, because I spoke before Game 2, 3, 4 and 5, which we lost, and not only is he going to be in charge of, next year, motivation [but] some people think he should be in charge of the offense, too,” Clifford said jokingly. The hire and the ambition of hiring David Tenney was a sure sign the Magic were transforming a lot of things inside the Amway Center and the support system the team had around the players. He was originally selected in the second round (38th overall) of the 1999 NBA Draft by Orlando, but was traded to Washington prior to the 1999-2000 season and never played for the Magic.