Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/16/13
Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has promoted Tommy Sheppard to senior vice president of basketball operations. In addition the team has named Marc Eversley as vice president of scouting Frank Ross as director of player personnel Greg Ballard as advance pro scout and Thomas Knox as director of player performance and rehabilitation while promoting Ed Tapscott to vice president of player programs Pat Sullivan to assistant coach Brett Greenberg to director of basketball analytics/salary cap management Bryan Oringher to video coordinator and Ryan Richman to assistant video coordinator. “Tommy is a very respected figure within all circles of basketball including the NBA international/Olympic competition and the collegiate ranks” said Grunfeld. “His experience combined with the additions we have made and the other well-deserved promotions within the department gives us a solid foundation to continue improving our team.” Sheppard is entering his 11th season with the Wizards and his 20th season in the NBA. His new role will see him take on expanded duties with salary cap management draft preparation college and pro talent evaluation statistical analysis and recruitment of free agents while maintaining responsibility for the team’s day-to-day basketball operations. Sheppard spent nine seasons with the Denver Nuggets and has worked with USA Basketball for three Summer Olympic Games and the 2003 Pan American Games. Eversley joins the Wizards after spending seven years with the Toronto Raptors including the last two seasons as vice president of college scouting where he spearheaded all collegiate scouting pre-draft player evaluations and workouts. He also served as the team’s assistant general manager in 2010-11 and as assistant general manager/player development prior to that. Before coming to the Raptors he spent six years with Nike Canada. Tapscott enters his seventh season with the Wizards and has over a quarter-century of experience in basketball including serving as president and chief operating officer of the Charlotte Bobcats and roles as vice president of player personnel/basketball operations and interim president and general manager for the New York Knicks. He will continue to implement player programs and provide scouting for the team. Ross a District native and two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association selection at American University served the previous six seasons as director of east coast scouting for the Oklahoma City Thunder. In that role he was an integral part in evaluating college and international player talent. Ross served as a scout with the Charlotte Bobcats from 2003-07 evaluating college and minor league player talent.
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