Magic Hire Two New Assistant GM’s
And you thought all Rob Hennigan wanted to do was fire people… Official press release below.
The Orlando Magic have named Scott Perry vice president/assistant general manager and Matt Lloyd assistant general manager, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deals are not disclosed.
Perry has served as vice president of basketball operations of the Detroit Pistons for the last four years. Lloyd spent 13 seasons with the Chicago Bulls, the last five as the team’s director of college scouting.
“We are ecstatic to add Scott (Perry) and Matt (Lloyd) to our Orlando Magic family,” Hennigan said. “Scott and Matt bring multi-dimensional skillsets to our front office, and they both will have tremendous input in how we shape this organization going forward.”
You can read full bio’s on the two new Assistant GM’s after the jump.
With Detroit, Perry was responsible for directing day-to-day operations of the basketball operations department, handling player personnel issues and assisting in roster development.
Perry’s professional career began during the summer of 2000, joining the Pistons as a college scout. He was then promoted to director of player personnel in June of 2002, a position he held for five years. Detroit captured the NBA World Championship in 2004. In 2007-08, Perry served as assistant general manager for the Seattle Supersonics.
Prior to joining the Pistons, Perry spent three seasons as head coach at Eastern Kentucky University from 1997-2000. He also spent nine seasons as an assistant coach with the University of Michigan, University of California and Detroit Mercy.
Perry graduated from Wayne State in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. He was a captain and all-conference basketball player his senior year. Recruited to play at the University of Oregon by former NBA coach Jim O’Brien and NBA executive Stu Jackson, Perry spent his freshman year with the Ducks prior to transferring.
Perry’s father, Lowell, was the first black assistant coach in the NFL, hired by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1957.
As director of college scouting for Chicago, Lloyd oversaw the scouting and information compilation of prospects for the NBA Draft, along with statistical analysis of pro and amateur players. He implemented and maintained a database which organized scouting information.
Lloyd began with the Bulls in 1994 as a game-day and special projects employee in the video room. He joined the team full-time in 1999 and was the team’s media services coordinator for four seasons. Lloyd then joined the basketball operations department in 2003, and served as senior manager of basketball operations/scout for four seasons.
In addition, Lloyd also worked as a game-day employee with the Chicago White Sox in their video department for five years.
Prior to joining the Bulls full-time, Lloyd spent one year (1998-99) as the assistant director of information services for Conference USA, and a year-and-a-half (1997-98) as director of media services for the Arena Football League. He also completed an internship at ESPN during his senior year of college.
Lloyd graduated from the University of Illinois-Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in communications in 1996, where he worked for three years in the athletic department.