HoopsHype Rob Hennigan rumors

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Magic officials already have scouted the likes of Kentucky Wildcats center Nerlens Noel, Kansas Jayhawks shooting guard Ben McLemore and Michigan Wolverines point guard Trey Burke for months and months. Until now, however, the Magic and other NBA teams haven't been permitted to sit down and speak with any draft prospect. General manager Rob Hennigan and assistant general managers Scott Perry and Matt Lloyd will conduct the Magic's player interviews, which were expected to begin Wednesday night and likely will include Noel, McLemore and Burke. Each team may interview a maximum of 18 players, and each session may last a maximum of 30 minutes. Orlando Sentinel

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Hedo Turkoglu, who won’t play, can sense that tonight will be his final game as a member of the Orlando Magic. The forward has played 7 ½ of his 13 NBA seasons with the Orlando Magic. But he knows there’s a good chance the team will part ways with him this offseason. “That wouldn’t surprise me at all,’’ Turkoglu said in an interview with FOX Sports Florida before the Magic’s season finale Wednesday at Miami. “It’s just the situation sometimes you’re in on the payroll… I totally understand if they want to move me. We’re in a rebuilding situation with the young guys. Sulia

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As it relates to the Orlando Magic, let’s just say that rookie GM Rob Hennigan won’t be getting fitted for glasses anytime soon. When Hennigan made the decision last August to pass on acquiring all-star center Andrew Bynum from the Los Angeles Lakers, it not only saved the Magic from a personnel and PR disaster, but it also likely helped to alter the future of the franchise. While that move would have qualified as an absolute stroke of genius from pro basketball lifers such as GMs Pat Riley, Donnie Walsh, Geoff Petrie or R.C. Buford, it’s especially impressive when you consider that Hennigan – the youngest GM in the NBA – had been on the job just six weeks. NBA.com

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That belief and confidence in Presti helped lead Hennigan to where he is today, the general manager of the Magic. Presti gave Hennigan two of his big breaks: a coveted internship with the San Antonio Spurs in 2004 and a position as director of college/international player personnel with the Thunder four years later. As Hennigan worked his way up the NBA ladder, he and Presti developed a close friendship that still endures. "In these jobs, in front offices and coaching staffs across the NBA, you spend an incredible amount of time together," Presti says. "More importantly, you go through a lot of ups and downs as a group, and through that you build a personal respect and appreciation for each other as individuals. With Rob, that was a pretty easy thing." Orlando Sentinel

March 5, 2013 Updates

On his way out of Orlando, the general manager's words stayed with J.J. Redick: It's nothing personal, Rob Hennigan told him. "But it is personal," Redick says now. Perhaps this is a blessing and curse, because professional sports can break a ballplayer's heart this way. Redick's loyal this way. He immerses himself in the franchise's fabric, invests in the community. His two old coaches – Mike Krzyzewski and Stan Van Gundy – still get calls and texts on a regular basis. "My wife Chelsea and I built a life in Orlando," Redick told Yahoo! Sports. "Listen, there was no anger [over the trade], but there was a little bit of disappointment. "Part of me wishes I could've been there my whole career and been part of the rebuilding, part of the turnaround, and gotten back to the finals in my 11th or 12th year. That's the romantic in me, the idealist." Yahoo! Sports

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Turkoglu said the league tested him in December, and Magic general manager Rob Hennigan said team officials were told by Turkoglu about the positive test a week ago. Hennigan said he believed Turkoglu “unknowingly” took the substance. “Clearly, Hedo made a mistake,” Hennigan added. “He knows he made a mistake. He’s owning it. It’s certainly a disappointing circumstance for us, but I personally feel very confident in the amount of diligence we use to inform our players as to what can and cannot be taken.” Orlando Sentinel

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