Will Yoder
Thursday January 19th, 2012

Longtime NBA center Zydrunas Ilgauskas has returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers as a special assistant to the general manager, according to the Associated Press.

Ilgauskas will be tasked with evaluating amateur and professional prospects for Cleveland, according to the Associated Press.  The 7’3” center was originally drafted by the franchise in the first round of the 1996 NBA draft.

The 36-year-old played 12 of his 13 seasons with the Cavaliers, finishing his career in 2010-11 with the Miami Heat. Over the course of his career he averaged 13 points and 7,3 rebounds per game. His best season came in 2002-03 when he averaged 17.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per game for Cleveland.

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