Jeff Weltman is finally getting the chance to run his own team after more than two decades of toil in NBA front offices. Faced with the daunting task of remaking the Orlando Magic, he wasted little time in adding a familiar face to help him.
Hours after the Magic formally announced Weltman Tuesday morning as their president of basketball operations, he named longtime NBA executive John Hammond the club's new general manager.
The two worked together in Milwaukee years ago, though the tables were turned back then with Weltman reporting to Hammond.
Considering their history, if they didn't come as a package deal, Orlando's moves certainly have that feel to them.