"Dennis is the right person for us because of his deep love and knowledge of the game," said K.O.H. executive Mike Reckord. "He's a proven leader, having built great ties in the basketball community around the nation, and within the city, as commissioner over the Atlanta event. Last year he did a great job helping bring visibility to the event."
"I'm honored and excited to help lead the King of Hoops tour and create one of the world's most recognized events," said Scott. "There is no other Pro Am tour with three stronger events tied together."
It' hard not to use superlatives when mentioning Dennis Scott. Scott played small forward and was the leading scorer for Georgia Tech, where, during the 1989-90 season he set the ACC single-season scoring record with 970 points, a record that still stands today. Scott was named the ACC Men's Basketball Player of the Year (1989-90) and the Associated Press National Player of the Year (1989-90). He was later inducted into the Georgia Tech Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.
In the National Basketball Association, Scott spent seven years with the Orlando Magic, helping lead them to an Eastern Conference Championship in 1995. Scott set two NBA records at the time for single-season three-point field goals with 267 (1995-96) and the most three-pointers in an NBA game with 11 in 1996. He also played with the Dallas Mavericks (1997-1998), the Phoenix Suns (1998), the New York Knicks (1999), the Minnesota Timberwolves (1999), and the Vancouver Grizzlies (1999-2000).
Upon retiring in 2000, Scott launched his post-NBA career working in television and radio, including as a studio analyst with FSN South's "Southern Sports Report", and as a sideline reporter for CBS during the Final Four in 2003. Scott also hosts a radio show on 790 the Zone in Atlanta and was the first person in the history of the Atlanta Hawks franchise to be hired as a full-time radio analyst. Scott has also served as studio host of The Jump on NBA.com, a show streamed live online that allows fans to speak about their favorite teams via texts and videos posted to NBA.com.
"The King of Hoops pro am tour is getting a man who knows basketball, the media, and being a winner, " said Clyde Darrisaw, Miami K.O.H. director. "With Dennis Scott we're getting a dynamo who can help us grow and excel in numerous areas."