The 38-year-old was named special assistant to Magic CEO Alex Martins on Friday. That seems a bit Dwight Schrute-y, but titles are titles. It’s what you do with the title that matters.
T-Mac, for his part, says he’s “thrilled” about the position.
“I am thrilled to be back where I truly made a name for myself – with the Orlando Magic,’’ McGrady said in a release. “The DeVos family and the entire organization have always done everything in a first-class manner and I am excited to be able to help them with whatever they may need.’’
The Magic seem pretty thrilled to bring him on as well.
“Having Tracy McGrady, a perennial All-Star and a Hall-of-Famer, on our staff is tremendous for our entire organization,’’ Martins said. “Whether it will be on the court with the team or in the Central Florida community, Tracy’s knowledge, experience and stature will be an incredible asset for our players and our organization. We are extremely excited to bring him back home.’’
McGrady spoke highly of the Magic in his Hall of Fame induction speech, and clearly had a good relationship with the team.