Report: Magic considering firing general manager Rob Hennigan
Doc Rivers denied the rumor that he’d take over the Magic.
But that doesn’t mean Orlando will maintain the status quo.Marc Stein of ESPN:
The Orlando Magic are giving strong consideration to a big change in their front office, according to league sources.
Sources told ESPN that Magic general manager Rob Hennigan’s job is under threat at season’s end in the wake of a fifth straight non-playoff season since he was hired.
The case against Hennigan is damning.
His Orlando teams have been consistently bad – 20-62, 23-59, 25-57, 35-47 and now 25-45. His first-round picks — Andrew Nicholson, Victor Oladipo, Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton, Mario Hezonja — have not become stars. His costly additions to fast-track the rebuild – Serge Ibaka, Bismack Biyombo, Jeff Green and D.J. Austin – have collectively flopped. His coaches – Jacque Vaughn, Scott Skiles and Frank Vogel – have failed to muster any momentum.
No, Hennigan didn’t have much lottery luck. But he also practically gave away Tobias Harris and Maurice Harkless and built a roster overloaded with bigs. Hennigan can’t chalk up the Magic’s problems to bad fortune.
Orlando will end the season with yet another losing record, a middling lottery chance, a roster devoid of significant promise and a fair amount of long-term salary outlays. Why would the Magic trust the man who got them into this mess with getting them out of it?