BASKETBALL OPERATIONS

ANTHONY PARKER

General Manager – Lakeland Magic

Anthony Parker was named General Manger of the Lakeland Magic on August 8, 2017. He spent the last five seasons as a scout with the Orlando Magic. Originally selected in the first round (21st overall) of the 1997 NBA Draft by New Jersey, he played in 494 career NBA regular season games (423 starts) during nine seasons (1997-2000, 2006-12) with Philadelphia, Orlando, Toronto and Cleveland where he appeared and started in 22 career NBA playoff contests.

He also spent six seasons (2000-06) playing professionally in Europe – five seasons in Israel with Maccabi Tel Aviv and one in Italy with Lottomatica Roma. While with Maccabi, he helped them capture five Israeli Super League national championships, five Israeli National Cups and three European titles (two EuroLeague championships and one FIBA SuproLeague championship). Parker was named EuroLeague MVP in both 2003-04 and 2004-05.

He played at Bradley University for four seasons from 1993-97, was named Most Valuable Player of the Missouri Valley Conference following his junior season (1995-96) and was honored as one of 15 players named to Bradley’s All-Century basketball team in 2003.


STAN HEATH

Head Coach – Lakeland Magic

Stan Heath was named Head Coach of the Lakeland Magic on August 8, 2017. He has spent the last two seasons (2015-17) as an assistant coach at Boston College. He served as head coach at Kent State University, the University of Arkansas and the University of South Florida. He guided all three schools to the NCAA Tournament, including a trip to the NCAA Elite Eight in 2002 with Kent State.

He began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Hillsdale College (Mich.) in 1988. After the 1988-89 campaign, he moved on to Albion College (Mich.), where he served as an assistant coach and the junior varsity head coach for two seasons (1989-91). Heath then worked at Wayne State University (Mich.) for three seasons, including associate head coach in 1994. After two seasons as an assistant coach at Bowling Green State University (1994-96), he joined Tom Izzo’s staff as an assistant coach at Michigan State University for five seasons (1996-2001).

He was hired as head coach at Kent State University. During his only season (2001-02) at Kent State, he guided the Golden Flashes to a 30-6 record, setting a school and Mid-American Conference record for victories in a season. They became the first MAC school since 1964 (Ohio University) to reach the Elite Eight. Heath then served as head coach at the University of Arkansas for five seasons (2002-07). Following his time at Arkansas, he was head coach at the University of South Florida for seven seasons (2007-14).

Heath earned a bachelor’s degree in social science from Eastern Michigan University in 1988, where he was a member of the basketball team and garnered three varsity letters. He also went on to receive his master’s degree in sports administration from Wayne State University in 1993. Heath and his wife, Ramona, have two sons, Jordan and Joshua.


ADETUNJI ADEDIPE

Assistant General Manager – Lakeland Magic

Adetunji Adedipe was named Assistant General Manager of the Lakeland Magic on August 21, 2017. He is in his third season with the Orlando Magic organization. He began his career as a basketball operations assistant for the Erie BayHawks of the NBA G League during the 2014-15 season prior to joining IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. While at IMG, he coached the Ascenders junior varsity and assisted in NBA pre-draft workouts. During the summer of 2015, he interned with the Philadelphia 76ers in the basketball operations department. He joined the Orlando Magic in September of 2015 as a basketball operations associate and served as basketball operations coordinator with the Erie BayHawks in 2016-17.

Adetunji was a three-year letterman and former captain of the Ohio University men’s basketball team. The Bobcats advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2010 with a win over Georgetown. A native of Cleveland, Oh., he graduated from Ohio University in 2010 and received a master’s degree in comparative politics in 2012.