The San Antonio Spurs, long innovators in NBA front-office operations, have hired well-respected prep recruiting analyst Dave Telep, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Telep will work in a scouting coordinator role for the NBA draft under GM R.C. Buford, sources said.
Telep had recently left a job as an analyst for a cable television network, where he had grown his sizable reputation in the basketball community as one of the game's most knowledgeable and trusted talent evaluators.
Telep's strong relationships in the high school and college basketball ranks should provide the Spurs with excellent information in future NBA drafts.
Buford's hiring of Telep comes weeks after one of his front office protégées, Utah Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey, made another astute, out-of-the-box hiring with Justin Zanik as assistant general manager. Zanik was a player agent for ASM Sports and Andy Miller.