By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Former NBA player Antawn Jamison has been hired by the Los Angeles Lakers. The two-time All-Star will work in their Scouting Department, according to The Vertical.
The 41-year-old will work with Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson, general manager Rob Pelinka and assistant general manager Jesse Buss.
After his playing days in 2014, he became a broadcaster with Time Warner Cable SportsNet for the Lakers. This is his first front office role since retiring from the NBA.
The former No. 4 overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors, who was then traded for Vince Carter in a draft night swap, played 16-years in the league. He averaged 18.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game.
Jamison was selected to the NBA All-Star game in 2005 and 2008. He was also the league’s Sixth Man of the Year in 2004 while a member of the Dallas Mavericks.
Besides playing for the Warriors and the Mavericks, Jamison also played for the Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, Lakers and the Clippers. He spent one season with the Lakers as a player.
During his career, he averaged 18.5 points and scored 20,042 points. He also had 8,157 rebounds and 1,761 assists.