Lakers promote Glenn Carraro to assistant general manager

After leaving the position vacant for the 2011-12 season, the Lakers promoted Glenn Carraro to assistant general manager, the team announced Thursday afternoon. Carraro served as the Lakers’ director of basketball administration and also as general manager of their developmental league team, the D-Fenders.

Carraro, who has been in the Lakers’ front office since 2000, replaces Ronnie Lester, whose contract was not renewed last summer. Carraro was the D-Fenders’ assistant general manager from 2006-10. In his first season as GM, they won a D-League leading 38 of 50 games.

“Glenn has done an excellent job in every position he has had in the organization and he’s become a valuable part of our staff,” Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said. “This is a well-deserved promotion for him and I expect he’ll do an excellent job in his new position.”