Staffing an issue for Donovan


An NBA source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said early Monday that one of the current sticking points between Donovan and the Orlando Magic is the number of positions he had been promised to fill his staff.

Donovan received authority to hire 13 positions when named Magic coach Friday. Donovan, according the source, is asking for 15.

It could impact the future of Florida assistant Rob Lanier, whom Donovan hired nine days before the Magic job. Donovan was set to hire Matt Herring as the Magic’s strength and conditioning coach before having second thoughts over the weekend.