Cavaliers Name Philip Averbuck Director of International Scouting

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CLEVELAND, Oct. 1 – The Cleveland Cavaliers have added Philip “Chico” Averbuck as the director of international scouting, Cavaliers President and General Manager of Basketball Operations Jim Paxson announced today. Per team policy, specific contract terms were not disclosed.

Averbuck joins 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 the Peristeri Pro Basketball Club in Athens, Greece.

“Chico has a proven track record of success as a talent evaluator and is very familiar with the international game having worked in various capacities overseas. He is a great addition to our staff,” Paxson said.

As the director of international scouting, Averbuck will direct all of Cleveland’s international scouting activities and supervise the evaluation of all international player personnel.