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May 24, 2013 Updates

League sources told CBSSports.com that one of the possibilities that Leiweke has identified is teaming Pritchard with Oklahoma City assistant GM Troy Weaver, whose name has been attached to several front-office searches in the past two years. It is unclear whether the Raptors have reached out to the Thunder to ask permission to interview Weaver, though it is highly unlikely that Oklahoma City would grant permission for Weaver to entertain a lateral move. CBSSports.com

May 20, 2013 Updates

And some sources are quick to suggest it’s not just a matter of finalizing a contract with the 43-year-old Ujiri, whose contract with the Nuggets expires this year. New MLSE chief executive officer Tim Leiweke, who will make the final decision on Colangelo’s replacement, may be looking to make an even bigger splash with his first hire on the job. However, the list of potential candidates doesn’t suggest there’s going to be much of a “wow” factor to the new front office addition. The only other outside names that have been mentioned privately in NBA circles are Indiana GM Kevin Pritchard and Troy Weaver of the Oklahoma City Thunder, both solid front office personnel but hardly the kind of ‘rock star’ hire many expected Leiweke would be able to pull off. Toronto Star

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NBA insiders are stunned by the absence of Oklahoma City assistant general manager Troy Weaver as a finalist for the opening in Orlando. Weaver has been in the Thunder front office for five years and is considered one of the top young executives in the league. Weaver was briefly a candidate before owner Rich DeVos narrowed the choices to San Antonio assistant GM Dennis Lindsey, Oklahoma City executive Ron Hennigan, and former New Orleans GM Jeff Bower. Boston Globe

June 12, 2012 Updates

Potential candidates, according to league sources, include San Antonio vice president of operations Danny Ferry; Spurs assistant GM Dennis Lindsey; Jeff Bower, who was a general manager for the New Orleans Hornets; Oklahoma City assistant GM Troy Weaver; Atlanta GM Rick Sund, whose contract expires at the end of June; and Milwaukee GM John Hammond, who has a year remaining on his deal. Hammond, who was denied permission to talk to Portland last month, was an assistant coach for Doug Collins with Detroit. The Sixers' interview group consists of owner Josh Harris, CEO Adam Aron, Collins and Thorn, a source said. Philadelphia Inquirer

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Although Martins will not comment about the process, it appears that he has conducted initial interviews with six candidates and has no more interviews scheduled. Martins has shown interest in former New Orleans Hornets general manager Jeff Bower, San Antonio Spurs vice president/assistant general manager Dennis Lindsey, Oklahoma City Thunder vice president/assistant general manager Troy Weaver, Thunder assistant GM Rob Hennigan and Indiana Pacers director of player personnel Kevin Pritchard. In addition, CBSSports.com reported that Martins has met with former Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Trail Blazers executive Tom Penn. Orlando Sentinel

The Magic are nearing the end to their search for a new general manager, but sources say there's no clear frontrunner. The finalists are believed to be San Antonio vice president and assistant general manager Dennis Lindsey, former New Orleans general manager Jeff Bower, Oklahoma City executives Troy Weaver and Rob Hennigan, and former Portland general manager and Indiana executive Kevin Pritchard. SI.com

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Sources confirmed a Yahoo! report that Spurs vice president and assistant general manager Dennis Lindsey is a serious candidate, as well as Thunder vice president and assistant general manager Troy Weaver and fellow Thunder assistant general manager Rob Hennigan. The ties between San Antonio and Oklahoma City run deep, as Thunder general manager and former Spurs assistant general manager Sam Presti has created a near-identical culture and used a similar roster-building strategy with his team. SI.com

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