The Washington Wizards have hired Laron Profit and John Carideo as pro scouts.
Profit, a four-year NBA veteran, enjoyed two stints with the Wizards (1999-01, 2004-05). During his NBA career, he appeared in 135 games (18 starts) and averaged 3.3 points and 1.5 rebounds with the Wizards and Lakers. Originally selected 38th overall by Orlando out of the University of Maryland in the 1999 NBA Draft, Profit last served in the NBA in an assistant coach/player development role with the Magic from 2012-16.
Carideo spent the 2018-19 season as a pro and college scout with the Memphis Grizzlies. He also had served in a scouting capacity for Minnesota, New Orleans and Denver since 2001. He was also an assistant coach in the IBL and the USBL from 1997-2001.
“Laron and John give us additional experience from proven NBA backgrounds,” Tommy Sheppard said. “Their tireless work ethic and extensive network will blend well with our existing scouts, particularly as we continue to add to our pro personnel staff.”