Gary Bassing - Orlando Magic
If the Orlando Magic elect to hire a new General Manager, Adonal Foyle, currently the team's Director of Player Development, "is believed to be the favorite," reports Jarrod Rudolph of RealGM. Citing sources, Rudolph says Orlando has already interviewed Foyle for the position. Otis Smith currently serves as the team's President of Basketball Operations, a title which includes GM responsibilities, and has one year remaining on his contract, but he told the Orlando Sentinel on Tuesday night that he may not return.
Foyle spent 13 seasons in the NBA, including three with the Magic. Upon his retirement in 2010, Foyle stayed on as the Director of Player Development. During that time, he also received his MA in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University.
According to the team, Foyle "provides support for the overall development of the players, act [sic] as a conduit between players and management, and give [sic] assistance to the basketball operations department" in his role as Director of Player Development.