Although the Orlando Magic’s search for someone to lead their basketball operations department is entering its final stages, team officials have not offered the job to anyone yet.
The three finalists — former New Orleans Hornets GM Jeff Bower, Oklahoma City Thunder Assistant GM/Player Personnel Rob Hennigan and San Antonio Spurs Vice President/Assistant GM Dennis Lindsey — have met with members of the DeVos family in Michigan for the final round of interviews. The final interview may have taken place this past Friday.
The Magic parted ways with President of Basketball Operations/GM Otis Smith and coach Stan Van Gundy on May 21.
All along, Magic CEO Alex Martins has said he hoped to have Smith’s successor in place within seven to 10 days of the NBA draft on June 28. In the meantime, the Magic’s current assistant general manager, Dave Twardzik, has continued to lead the team’s draft preparation, just as he did during Smith’s tenure.
The Magic are expected to make a hire no later than the end of this workweek.
It’s unclear what the hire’s exact title will be and how the basketball operations department will be structured.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times