NBA: Tracy McGrady joins the Orlando Magic's set-up, Sacramento Kings' Harry Giles out for the long term

Tracy McGrady during the 2017 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Symphony Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts on Sept 7, 2017.
Tracy McGrady during the 2017 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Symphony Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts on Sept 7, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

(THE SPORTS XCHANGE) - Former NBA (National Basketball Association) All-Star Tracy McGrady will join the front office of the Orlando Magic as special assistant to CEO Alex Martins, the team announced on Friday (Oct 6).

McGrady played for the Magic from 2000 to 2004, making the All-Star Game all four seasons and retired in 2013.

The team said the 38-year-old McGrady will be available to players and coaches on and off the court, will assist and advise the executive team in several areas and will help with promotion, marketing and community relations activities for the Lakeland Magic of the NBA G League.

McGrady played in 295 games (294 starts) during his four seasons with the Magic, averaging 28.1 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.53 steals.

Sacramento Kings rookie forward Harry Giles will miss at least half the forthcoming season due to his ongoing knee issues, the team announced.

Giles will be sidelined through at least January to make sure his knees are healthy before he plays in his first NBA game.

According to the Kings, the training staff will "focus on a measured and sustained progression plan designed to improve physical strength in his surgically repaired knees".