Magic reward Otis Smith with extension
Orlando Magic general manager Otis Smith was rewarded Monday with a multi-year contract extension.
Details were not disclosed.
"Otis has brought great energy, dedication, leadership and vision to our basketball operations," Magic president Bob Vander Weide said. "He has us moving in a very positive direction and toward our ultimate goal of winning an NBA championship."
Smith, 44, was hired as Orlando's director of player development on Sept. 15, 2003, and split the GM duties with Dave Twardzik during the 2005-06 NBA season.
Smith was promoted to full-time GM on May 3, 2006, and Twardzik stayed on as assistant GM.
The Magic went 52-30 this season, earning the third seed in the Eastern Conference and knocking off the Toronto Raptors in five games in the opening round of the playoffs.
Orlando lost 4-1 to the Detroit Pistons in the next round.
Smith played six seasons in NBA — three with Orlando — in which he averaged 18.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.8 steals in 375 games (102 starts) from 1986 to 1992.
The former shooting guard was drafted out of Jacksonville University in the second round (41st overall) by the Denver Nuggets in 1986.
Smith also played for the Golden State Warriors.
With files from the Associated Press