The Orlando Magic have named Arnie Kander as vice chairman of participant efficiency and wellness, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman introduced at this time.
Kander, who brings greater than 24 seasons of NBA expertise, shall be answerable for overseeing the Magic’s excessive efficiency workers, together with the administration of athletic coaching providers, harm discount and rehabilitation programming, energy and conditioning, sports activities science and restoration, and participant vitamin.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Arnie (Kander) to the Magic household,” stated Weltman. “Over his profession, Arnie has helped outline the house of participant efficiency. His expertise and experience shall be invaluable as we practice and take care of our gamers. We look ahead to him main our efficiency group.”
An innovator within the fields of harm prevention, sports activities rehabilitation and bodily conditioning, Kander is famend within the skilled sports activities world for his distinctive strategies of utility. He has designed restoration and exercise packages which have confirmed to achieve success.
Kander spent 23 seasons with the Detroit Pistons, initially becoming a member of the group in the course of the spring of 1992, when he grew to become the group’s first energy and conditioning coach. His duties in Detroit included the prevention, remedy and rehabilitation of accidents, in addition to the design and implementation of particular packages which are aimed toward enhancing particular person gamers’ flexibility, energy and cardio conditioning.
Kander additionally spent the 2015-16 season with the Minnesota Timberwolves as vice chairman of sports activities efficiency. Following his stint with Minnesota, Kander consulted with the Pistons and the Cleveland Cavaliers, whereas additionally working individually with a number of NBA gamers.