College - Texas Christian
Ahmad Ajami enters his fifth season with the Orlando Magic and his third as assistant coach, after begin promoted in July of 2009. He originally joined the organization in September of 2007 as video coordinator.
Last season (2010-11), Orlando finished 52-30 (.634). The Magic surpassed the 50-win plateau for the fourth consecutive season, setting a new franchise record. Orlando has a 222-106 (.677) regular season record in Ajamiís four seasons with Orlando (2007-11). The Magic have made it to the playoffs all four times, captured three consecutive Southeast Division titles (2007-10), advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals in two straight postseasons (2009-10) and reached the 2009 NBA Finals after winning the Eastern Conference title. Ajami also served as an assistant coach for the East during the 2010 NBA All-Star Game.
Ajami works closely with the coaching staff in preparing video edits to help with both team preparation and player development. In addition, he assists with all team practices, individual workouts and game preparation. Ajami has also worked on the bench as an assistant coach with Orlando for the past three summers during the Orlando Pro Summer League.
Before joining the Magic, Ajami worked as the assistant video coordinator for the Los Angeles Clippers in 2006-07. Before making the leap to the NBA, Ajami was the head basketball coach from 1996-2006 at All Saintsí Episcopal School of Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas, starting at the age of 19. He also served as athletic director for the school from 2002-06.
Born in Esfahan, Iran, Ajami moved to Fort Worth, Texas at the age of two. After an injury ended his college football career, Ajami transferred from Boston University to Texas Christian University, where he earned a bachelorís degree in psychology in 2000. In 2005, he received his masterís degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix.