Monday , Jun , 27 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Magic name assistant GMs

Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – The Orlando Magic promoted Dave Twardzik and
Otis Smith to the position of assistant general manager on Monday.

Twardzik and Smith will be responsible for overseeing basketball operations,
including player acquisitions via the draft, free agency and trades, player
development, scouting and salary cap management.

“As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Dave and Otis complement each other very well
and have a unique bond,” said team president and general manager Bob Vander
Weide. “They bring a wide range of experience, great energy, dedication,
leadership and vision to our basketball operations. I’m confident this is the
right structure for us today.”

Twardzik was the Magic’s director of player personnel, while Smith was the
team’s director of player development since September 2003.