The Magic have hired Rob Hennigan as the franchise's new general manager.
Hennigan was most recently assistant GM with the Thunder and becomes the youngest GM in the NBA at the age of 30.
Hennigan graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from Emerson College in 2004. He was named a Division III All-American and an Academic All-American as a senior and was the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Player of the Year for three consecutive seasons. Hennigan finished his career as the school’s all-time leading scorer.
Smart move by the Magic going with a young GM trained by the Thunder's Sam Presti. Hennigan is barely older than Theo Epstein was was when he took over the Red Sox, and he did pretty well for himself (at least the first few years). Never understand why teams often hire retread GM's. I'll be honest, I didn't even know that Emerson had a basketball team until a couple years ago when someone told me they played for Emerson. But the truth about being a GM is it doesn't really matter if you played in the NBA or not.
Sam Presti and R.C. Buford are probably the two best GM's in the league and I don't remember watching dominating the league? Then you have Michael Jordan, the greatest of all time, and his work as a GM/owner can best be described as a shit show. There are exceptions like Jerry West and Larry Bird, but just because you were athletically talented doesn't mean you're the best talent evaluator.
Best of luck to Hennigan. Either get that prima donna Dwight Howard to sign longterm this Summer or ship him out of town. That would be my first piece of advice. JR 6/20/2012 10:52:00 PM Tweet Edit