[VIDEO] Orlando Magic Assistant Coach Jay Hernandez Is Making It Happen In The NBA By Being Fundamentally Sound

Orlando Magic assistant coach Jay Hernandez conducting pregame drills with Elfrid Payton. Photo Credit: Gemini Keez


Orlando Magic assistant coach Jay Hernandez checked in with Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson. Press Play below to see him in training action.

Last month, the Orlando Magic named Jay Hernandez assistant coach of player development. It couldn’t have been more of a perfect fit.

Hernandez has years of basketball history.

Playing one season at the University of New Hampshire, he transferred to Hofstra University and played under current Villanova head coach Jay Wright. During his three seasons at Hofstra University from 1998-2001, along with Speedy Claxton, Hernandez helped guide Hofstra to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in 2000 and 2001.

After playing professionally in Puerto Rico for three years, Hernandez founded a local basketball training program called Pro Hoops, Inc. a basketball training program.

Orlando Magic assistant coach, Jay Hernandez and rapper, Common. Photo Credit: Orlando Magic Daily.

Pro Hoops improves basketball performance of hoopers from grade school all the way to the adult age. Hernandez left Pro Hoops to dive into his coaching role with the Orlando Magic full-time. But his impact was felt.

Hernandez also tried his hand at acting too. He was the stunt double for rapper, Common in the film “Just Wright.”




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About Brandon Robinson

Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson is a managing editor and columnist at RESPECT Magazine. Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopB and Instagram: @Scoop_B. As a 12 year old, he was a Nets reporter from 1997-1999, co-hosting a show called Nets Slammin' Planet with former New Jersey Net Albert King and Nets play-by-play man Chris Carrino. He's also been a writer and radio host at CBS and a staff writer at The Source Magazine. He's a graduate of both Eastern University and Hofstra University. You can catch him daily on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Visit ScoopBRadio.com to listen. For inquiries and to contact Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson visit ScoopB.com