Orlando Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Veltman announced several additions and promotions within the organization’s basketball operations on Tuesday.

Pete D’Alessandro, who joined the Magic in 2017 and was previously an assistant general manager, has been promoted to associate general manager.

David Banks, formerly director of basketball analytics, is now assistant general manager.

Adetunji Adedipe, who was general manager of the Lakeland Magic (Orlando’s G-League affiliate), has been promoted to the Magic’s vice president of player personnel.

Kevin Tiller, formerly the scouting coordinator, succeeded Adedipe as general manager of the Lakeland Magic.

Steven Mervis, who was the director of basketball strategy, has been promoted to vice president of basketball strategy and evaluation, and Larry Thompson is now the vice president of security after previously serving as the team’s director of security.

Other promotions in Magic basketball operations include: Becky Bonner (Director of Player Services/Pro Personnel); Orlando Boyer (Coordinator of Team Services); Altavious Carter (Assistant Defensive Coordinator/Video); David Corbett (Senior Data Scientist); Matthew DeVito (Basketball Systems Manager); Randy Gregory (Assistant Offensive Coordinator/Video); Regan Harris (Assistant Director of Team Services); Soumya Kambhampathy (Senior Quantitative Scientist); Marty McClain (Assistant Security Director); Chris Newton (Security Director); Trent Pennington (Lakeland Magic Assistant General Manager); Rodney Powell (Senior Director of Group Operations).

Additions to Magic basketball staff: Amir Bakhhour (lead video coordinator); Michael Belay (Graduate Assistant/Scouting); Calin Butterfield (Strength and Conditioning Coach); Ben Kimsey (PhD student/analyst); Davonte Fitzgerald (video assistant); Michael Franco (mental health coach); Corey Hawkins (video assistant); Blake Huggins (video assistant); Xadiel Jusino (Building Maintenance Technician); Tony Marlow (Security Assistant); Aubrey McCreery (Skills Development Coach); Sean O’Brien (video assistant); Todar Pandav (head strength and conditioning coach); Kristen Perfetta (Executive Assistant to the President and Head Coach); Jacqueline Sclaver (Head of Nutrition); Khaila Webb (PhD/Strategy); Daniel Yu (Applied Sports Scientist/Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach).

This article first appeared on OrlandoSentinel.com. Write Khobi Price at khprice@orlandosentinel.com or follow him on Twitter at @khobi_price.

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