Oklahoma City Thunder assistant general manager Troy Weaver was an assistant coach during the season Carmelo Anthony played for Syracuse.
Erik Horne wrote about the connection earlier this offseason (via The Oklahoman):
“Their relationship dates back even farther, as Weaver, a Washington, D.C. native, has known Anthony since he was a teenager growing up in Baltimore. Weaver was the one who convinced Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim to pursue Anthony. Boeheim usually doesn’t go out to games, but Weaver convinced him he had to go watch Anthony as a high school junior.”
Weaver, who emerged as a candidate to become GM of the Hawks this offseason, was only with Syracuse for one season. But they won the NCAA National Championship.
Fourteen years later, Weaver and Anthony will join forces yet again in Oklahoma City.
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