HoopsHype Rob Hennigan rumors

June 24, 2014 Updates

League sources have strongly indicated that although the Magic will consider Embiid, GM Rob Hennigan is not inclined to take a player who may not play much, if at all, next season. Vonleh, a raw but physically gifted 18-year-old, is a safer pick. Vonleh has impressed scouts with his tools, in particular a strong base and big hands, as well as a smooth-looking jump shot that could develop quickly. Exum -- if he is still on the board -- and Marcus Smart are candidates, too. Sports Illustrated

June 20, 2014 Updates

As they prepare for the 2014 NBA Draft next week, the Orlando Magic are attempting to obtain as much data as possible about Joel Embiid’s right foot injury so they can make an informed decision if Embiid is available when the team picks fourth overall. The Magic currently don’t know any specifics about Embiid’s injury other than what already has been reported through the news media: that Embiid suffered a stress fracture to the foot’s navicular bone and was scheduled to undergo surgery today. “We’re going to try to gather as much information as we can, and we’re going to continue to do so right up until the draft,” Magic general manager Rob Hennigan told the Orlando Sentinel when asked about Embiid. “We have some information now, and we’re always looking to acquire more information that can help us make a decision.” Orlando Sentinel

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Rebuilding teams — like the Magic — often regard the deadline as an opportunity to stockpile future draft picks or young players who might accelerate the rebuilding process. "We're exploring all options that may improve our team," Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan said. "But in terms of aggressively, actively trying to do something? I would say no [we're not]." Orlando Sentinel

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On the club's plans to make a splash in free agency this offseason after a quiet summer of 2013 wading in what Hennigan called the "kiddie pool:" "We haven't even looked at the water in the pool, haven't even put in the chemicals yet. We're ready if an opportunity presents itself." Orlando Sentinel

"We're very proud of the job that Jacque has done," Hennigan said. "His leadership has set the foundation. He understands the process. He isn't in a rush to skip steps. He's a great teacher. He's done a noteworthy job of being unselfish, realizing we're building for the long haul. He knew what he was signing up for as I knew what I was signing up for. We believe in the foundation we're establishing." Orlando Sentinel

January 3, 2014 Updates

The Orlando Magic have waived forward Hedo Turkoglu, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Turkoglu played in 497 regular season games with Orlando from 2004-09 and 2010-13, averaging 14.5 ppg., 4.5 rpg. and 3.9 apg. in 32.7 minpg. He also appeared in 49 playoff games with the Magic, averaging 14.4 ppg., 4.5 rpg. and 4.5 apg. in 38.0 minpg. Turkoglu earned the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award in 2007-08 and helped Orlando reach the 2009 NBA Finals. NBA.com

November 16, 2013 Updates

"They are the guys who make the tough decisions," Nelson said of Hennigan, his assistant Scott Perry and the other Magic executives. "One day maybe I can be in those shoes, and make those decisions." SI.com

November 13, 2013 Updates

The Orlando Magic fined forward Glen Davis for his actions in an Orlando motel room over the weekend, the team announced Wednesday. The amount of the fine was not disclosed. Davis was recorded while he destroyed a computer in a motel room. The incident was reported first by TMZ.com, which recovered and published video Tuesday morning. "We will not tolerate or condone this type of behavior," Magic general manager Rob Hennigan said. "As we have stated repeatedly, when a player puts on an Orlando Magic uniform, he is representing something much greater than himself. We expect our players to uphold a certain standard of conduct and character at all times." USA Today Sports

October 17, 2013 Updates

JD: GM Rob Hennigan has a buzzword that he uses often -- ``systematic.’’ In what ways has that systematic approach spread throughout every decision that is made by this organization? Alex Martins: ``It takes a lot of patience and resolve, but that approach is already paying big dividends for us. Because of our strategic approach – whether it’s being one of the first teams in sports to embrace analytics and having a department of five people solely focused on looking at numbers, that helps us make the right decisions. Or maybe it’s the way we approach our corporate sponsors and how we want to deliver them a return on their investment. That systematic approach, that strategic approach to our business is already paying dividends on the business side. NBA.com

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