In addition, the following members of the Spurs basketball operations department have received promotions: Will Hardy has been elevated to assistant coach while Andy Birdsong has been promoted to director of pro player personnel/Austin Spurs general manager. Brandon James has been elevated to assistant general counsel/director of basketball administration and Dave Telep has been promoted to director of scouting. Xavi Schelling is now the team’s director of sports science and athletic performance while Niraj Mulji has been elevated to basketball operations manager. Dutch Gaitley has been promoted to video coordinator.
Dave Telep Rumors
The Spurs have officially hired former ESPN.com senior recruiting analyst Dave Telep as their draft scouting coordinator, the team announced on Tuesday. Telep’s hiring was first reported this summer by Yahoo! Sports. Telep covered basketball recruiting for 16 years, launching his own scouting service in 2001. Dave Telep Scouting Services was eventually utilized by more than 200 Division I college programs.
The San Antonio Spurs, long innovators in NBA front-office operations, have hired well-respected prep recruiting analyst Dave Telep, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Telep will work in a scouting coordinator role for the NBA draft under GM R.C. Buford, sources said.