By John Reid, The Times Picayune
Gerald Madkins, who spent the past two seasons as the New Orleans Hornets Vice President of Player Personnel, has accepted a front office position with the Los Angeles Clippers, a league source confirmed Saturday morning.
Although Madkins was in charge of the Hornets' college scouting, he was based in Los Angeles. With the Clippers, Madkins will become the team's director of basketball operations.
Before Madkins was hired by Hornets General Manager Dell Demps in 2010, he worked with the Houston Rockets for two years as director of scouting. He had responsibilities for scouting colleges and developmental leagues. He was also the director of West Coast scouting for the Seattle SuperSonics and a scout for the New York Knicks from 2003-07.
Madkins becomes the second front office executive on Demps' staff to take a job with another NBA team. Former Hornets director of player personnel Brian Hagan accepted the Chicago Bulls' assistant general manager job last month.