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Tracy McGrady Makes A Return To The Orlando Magic To Fill Special Role


It's been a big year for Tracy McGrady in 2017.

Only last month, McGrady was inducted into the Basketball Hall Of Fame, and now, he's making a return to the NBA, albeit in a off-court role.

According to Mike Bianchi and Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, the Orlando Magic have hired McGrady as a special assistant to CEO Alex Martins. Tracy will have several roles within the Magic franchise, including consulting players and coaches both on and off the court throughout the season. T-Mac will also help promote the Magic's G-League affiliate team, the Lakeland Magic.

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McGrady, who turned 38 years of age this year, has been a busy man in 2017. As mentioned above, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame last month due to his All-Star level of play throughout the 2000's, finishing with career averages of 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists over a 15-year span.


Tracy spent 4 of those 15 seasons with the Magic between the years of 2001 and 2004, being named an All-Star all four years and leading the league in scoring twice, both in 2003 and 2004, averaging 32.1 and 28.0 points respectively.

T-Mac retired in 2013 after a failed Finals run with the San Antonio Spurs, and his new role with the Magic will be his first official job with an NBA team since his playing days.