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Washington Wizards named former All-Star Antawn Jamison director of pro personnel

Thursday 15 August 2019 07:12, UK

Antawn Jamison in action for the Washington Wizards in January 2010
Image: Antawn Jamison in action for the Washington Wizards in January 2010

The Washington Wizards named former NBA All-Star Antawn Jamison director of pro personnel on Wednesday.

"We are absolutely thrilled to bring Antawn back to the Wizards organisation," said general manager Tommy Sheppard in a release.

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"In addition to his strong feel for the game and basketball knowledge, he has always been a true professional and a dedicated worker. We look forward to him bringing those qualities to our front office."

Jamison, 43, spent the past two seasons as a scout for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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He will work with vice president of pro personnel Johnny Rogers on the organisation's NBA and G League scouting.

Jamison played for the Wizards for six seasons (2004-10), posting averages of 20.8 points and 8.9 rebounds and earning two All-Star selections with Washington.

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The 17-year veteran averaged 18.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in 1,083 career games (864 starts) with Golden State, Dallas, Washington, Cleveland, the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers.

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Jamison played collegiately at North Carolina where he won the Wooden and Naismith Awards as the most outstanding college basketball player as a junior during the 1997-98 season.

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He was originally selected fourth overall by the Toronto Raptors in the 1998 NBA Draft.

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