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NBA Scouts and Personnel – Central Division

This page is regrouping the NBA Scouts and Personnel covering basketball in Europe. Probably, there are people missing or having changed in between but the goal is to be as accurate as possible.

Chicago Bulls

Ivica Dukan – Director of International Scouting

Bio: He began his role as the Bulls’ first Supervisor of European Scouting in 1992. Had a 14-year professional career overseas, as he played in England, Switzerland, France and Yugoslavia. He was known throughout Europe as a defensive specialist and strong three-point shooter.
College: N/A
Home base: Deerfield (USA)

Cleveland Cavaliers

Chico Averbuck – Director of International Scouting

Bio: Averbuck joined the Cavaliers after spending the previous four seasons as a scout with the Portland Trail Blazers. Prior to joining the Trail Blazers, he spent three seasons as the director of scouting for Peristeri Athens.
College: ?
Home base: ?

Juanma Rodriguez – European Scout

Zydrunas Ilgauskas  – European Scout

Detroit Pistons

Faruk Akagun – International Scout

Bio: Akagun works for the Pistons for about 8 years.
College: ?
Home base: Ankara (Turkey)

Daniele Baiesi – International Scout

Bio: Baiesi has joined the Detroit Pistons scouting staff after having been a General Manager with the Italian team Angelico Biella for several years.
College: ?
Home base: Italy

Indiana Pacers

Ryan Carr – Director of Scouting

Bio: Carr was a video coordinator in the late ’90’s for the Pacers, then spent a few years as an assistant coach at UTEP before returning to scout college players for the Pacers in 2003.
College: ?
Home base: ?

Pete Philo – International Scout

Bio: Philo started to work with the Timberwolves in 2005 after having worked in a similar role for Dallas Mavericks before. Philo is also known as director of the Adidas Eurocamp in Treviso. Philo played professionally from 1996 to 2001 in Denmark, Lebanon, Poland, Croatia, Iceland and the United States.
College: Manhattan College
Home base: N/A

Aleksandar Pajovic – International Scout

Bio: ?
College: N/A
Home base: ?

Milwaukee Bucks

Jacinto Castillo – International Scout

College: N/A
Home base: Malaga (Spain)


Situation as of: 7th May 2011 (according to our best knowledge)

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  • 1 juan cobos // Dec 6, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Milwaukee Bucks’s scout is Jacinto Castillo. He’s from Spain, I think Malaga-based (he was a coach/gm there like 25 years ago) and has being an important factor in the franchise decissions of drafting ersan ilyasova or damir markota.

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