UPDATE: ESPN's Marc Stein is now reporting that Grant Hill is not interested in the Magic opening.
Orlando has interest in Grant Hill as its new face of basketball ops, but league sources say Hill has no plans to leave Atlanta ownership.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) April 13, 2017
Original Story: Well that didn't take long.
Just about 12 hours after the 2016-17 regular season came to an end, the Orlando Magic fired general manager Rob Hennigan on Thursday. The news broke with reports coming from Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical and Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
The Magic confirmed the move in a press release, announcing that Matt Lloyd will be taking over as interim GM.
Here is what you should know about the move:
- Hennigan had been in charge in Orlando since 2012, and was just 30 years old when he was hired, making him the youngest GM in the league.
- The Magic struggled mightily during his tenure, posting five losing seasons and going just 132-278, the second-worst mark in that span.
- Hennigan's first big move was trading Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers.
- Per Robbins' report, Orlando is interested in bringing in Grant Hill. Hill, though, currently holds a small ownership stake of the Atlanta Hawks, which he would need to divest, and it is unclear if he has any interest in the job.
- The Magic, who finished this season 29-53, will have the fifth-best odds of securing the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft lottery next month.