Miami Heat keeps ex-players Juwan Howard, Tim Hardaway in organization


juwan-howard-heatJuwan Howard, who played for the Miami Heat for 3 straight seasons, is still with the team, after the organization named him the assistant coach and member of the player development staff, RealGM reported.

Howard played 19 seasons in the NBA, for Washington Bullets (Wizards), Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, Charlotte Bobcats, Portland TrailBlazers and Miami Heat.

Howard averaged double figures in scoring in first 10 NBA seasons, reaching career high 22.1 ppg for Washington in 1995-96.

Howard was named 1996 NBA All-Star and won NBA Championship with Miami Heat in 2012. He played a total of 1208 NBA games (starting 900), averaging 13.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg and 2.2 apg in 30.3 mpg.

The Heat has also named former player Keith Askins the Director of College and Pro Scouting. Askins played 9 seasons in the NBA – all for Miami Heat, and appeared in 486 NBA games (80 started), averaging 3.8 ppg and 2.9 rpg in 16.4 mpg.

Another player who spent 6 years with Miami, 5 time NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway has been named Scout/Community & Corporate Liaison. Hardaway played in the NBA from 1989 to 2003, appearing in 867 NBA games (770 started), averaging 17.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 35.3 minutes per game.

Miami Heat has also announced nother front office promotions, including Andy Elisburg to Senior Vice President, Basketball Operations/General Manager, Adam Simon to Assistant General Manager/General Manager Sioux Falls Skyforce, Dan Craig to Assistant Coach/Player Development, Chad Kammerer to Director of NBA Scouting/Advance Scout, Keith Askins to Director of College and Pro Scouting.

Elisburg, a Heat original employee of 25 years, will serve as Senior Vice President, Basketball Operations/General Manager.

His duties will include assisting CEO Nick Arison and President Pat Riley in the management of all aspects of the Heat’s basketball organization including salary cap administration, talent acquisition, league compliance and the day-to-day business of basketball operations.

Additionally, the Heat also named Rich Fernando to Executive Assistant to the Coaches, Eric Glass to Video Coordinator.

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