HoopsHype Rob Hennigan rumors

August 18, 2012 Updates
August 10, 2012 Updates

“We feel this is the best deal for us, considering the circumstances,” Hennigan said in a press conference in Orlando. “We talked to a lot of teams … there were options that we looked at and explored, there were a lot of permutations of certain things. “At the end of the day you look at what’s available in theory and what’s available in reality. Sometimes those two things aren’t always the same. We felt with all of the options we did explore, this was the best one for us.” New York Post

``A primary goal for our basketball team is to achieve long term sustainability while maintaining a long term vision. We feel this deal puts us in a position to begin building in that direction,’’ Hennigan said in a release. ``In addition to the six players joining our team, we will be in a position to maximize our salary cap flexibility in the near future, as well as utilize the multiple draft picks we have acquired going forward.’’ NBA.com

While the Los Angeles Lakers are on the verge of landing Dwight Howard, the Chicago Bulls were one of several teams that kept an ongoing dialogue with the Orlando Magic in regards to landing the superstar center, according to a league source. The Bulls, who had conversations regarding a potential deal with former Orlando GM Otis Smith, continued kicking the tires regarding a potential swap with new Magic GM Rob Hennigan after he was hired in late June. ESPN.com

August 9, 2012 Updates

The Orlando Magic have signed rookie forward Kyle O’Quinn, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. NBA.com

July 31, 2012 Updates

Mavs GM Donnie Nelson and Magic GM Orlando GM Rob Hennigan visited last week about a Dwight Howard trade and "will probably talk again,'' Nelson tells FOXSportsSouthwest.com. Meanwhile, Dwight and the Magic seem done visiting. Does this move Dwight-to-Dallas closer to the front burner? Or is is simply a step towards Dallas becoming the favorite to sign the disgruntled superstar center next summer? FOXSports SouthWest

July 30, 2012 Updates
July 28, 2012 Updates

Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan still will not rule out his team beginning training camp Oct. 1 or the regular season Nov. 2 with Dwight Howard on its roster. "As I've said all along, we're going to just continue to stay true to our process and let the process sort of dictate the opportunities and the scenarios that present themselves," Hennigan told the Orlando Sentinel in a telephone interview Saturday. Orlando Sentinel

Hennigan would not go into specifics, but he confirmed that he did not ask Howard on Wednesday to reconsider his trade request. "We wanted to just go out and see Dwight and spend a little time with him and talk through a few things," Hennigan said. "We also wanted to check on his rehabilitation process, so it was more a chance for us to get out and get some face time with him and speak with him in person." Orlando Sentinel

"We are beyond excited to name Jacque Vaughn as our head coach,” Hennigan said. “As we navigated through our coaching search, we quickly saw that Jacque's spirit and leadership strengths made him the clear choice. We are confident that his diligence, attention to detail and communication style will help establish the bedrock of our culture moving forward. His commitment and passion to building a sustainable program will help steer our organization for years to come." NBA.com

July 27, 2012 Updates

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