Orlando Magic hire Jay Hernandez as assistant coach for player development

The Orlando Magic announced Tuesday the hiring of Jay Hernandez as an assistant coach for player development.

Hernandez established Pro Hoops, Inc. in 2004, a basketball training service based in New York for teams and individuals seeking to improve their performance. Under his leadership, Pro Hoops has grown in its scope of players that are training there, as well as programs that have been established. Among the individuals who have trained there is Magic forward Tobias Harris.

Hernandez played one season at the University of New Hampshire (1996-97) and three seasons at Hofstra University (1998-2001). He helped Hofstra to a berth in the NIT in 1999, then back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in 2000 and 2001. Hernandez went on to play professionally in Puerto Rico for three seasons.

You can follow Ken Hornack on Twitter @HornackFSFla or email him at khornack32176@gmail.com.