Mark Turgeon and Maryland completed their basketball staff Tuesday, hiring Nima Omidvar as the new director of basketball operations and giving Maryland a full staff for the first time since October. As Dustin Clark, Cliff Warren and now Omidvar have held the job (with the former two now promoted to assistant coaching positions), one question has remained constant among many Terp fans — what exactly does the director of basketball operations do?
A large amount of the job is administrative work — making sure the budget is in order, maintaining the daily schedule, working with Under Armour to order equipment and really anything else the head coach needs to help make the program run smoothly. The director of operations also helps maintain the academic side of things, and makes sure everything is a-okay on the compliance side of things.
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