Basketball Wiretap

Adetunji Adedipe Named Assistant GM Of Lakeland Magic

Aug 21, 2017 11:22 AM

Adetunji Adedipe has been named Orlando Magic basketball operations/Lakeland Magic assistant general manager.

Adedipe is in his third season with the Orlando Magic organization. He began his career as a basketball operations assistant for the Erie BayHawks of the NBA G League during the 2014-15 season prior to joining IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. While at IMG, Adedipe coached the Ascenders junior varsity and assisted in NBA pre-draft workouts. During the summer of 2015, he interned with the Philadelphia 76ers in the basketball operations department. Adedipe joined the Orlando Magic in September of 2015 as a basketball operations associate and served as basketball operations coordinator with the Erie BayHawks in 2016-17.

Adedipe was a three-year letterman and former captain of the Ohio University men’s basketball team. The Bobcats advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2010 with a win over Georgetown. A native of Cleveland, Oh., Adedipe graduated from Ohio University in 2010 and received a master’s degree in comparative politics in 2012.

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Tags: Orlando Magic, Lakeland Magic, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams, D-League Misc Rumor

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Wolves Sign Anthony Brown To Two-Way Contract

Aug 1, 2017 1:52 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed Anthony Brown to a two-way contract. 

Brown, 24, spent most of this past season with the Erie BayHawks in the NBA G League, averaging 20.3 points and 5.4 rebounds in 37.7 minutes over 24 games. He signed with the New Orleans Pelicans on November 21, appearing in nine games and averaging 3.9 points and 2.5 rebounds before being waived on December 9. He was signed to a 10-day contract by Orlando on January 22, averaging 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in two games.

Originally selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round (34th pick) of the 2015 NBA Draft, Brown appeared in 29 games as a rookie, averaging 4.0 points and 2.4 rebounds in 20.7 minutes per game. A Stanford graduate, Brown was named the Pac-12 Most Improved Player in 2013-14, helping lead Stanford to its first Sweet 16 appearance since 2008.

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Tags: Anthony Brown, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Signing Rumor, D-League Misc Rumor

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Austin Spurs Hire Blake Ahearn As Head Coach

Aug 1, 2017 10:30 AM

The Austin Spurs have hired Blake Ahearn as head coach.

“It's unbelievable. It's the best organization in the world in my mind,” Ahearn said. “I'm humbled and honored.”

Ahearn spent the past few seasons coaching high school after retiring as a player eight years ago.

Ahearn played in Spain, Italy, Ukraine and Puerto Rico. He bounced between several D-League and NBA organizations. 

“I wasn't looking for anything like this,” Ahearn said. “Now, I'm going to the Spurs. It's crazy.”

David Kvidahl/St. Louis Post Dispatch

Tags: San Antonio Spurs, Austin Spurs, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams, D-League Misc Rumor

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