Hennigan spent the last four years with the Oklahoma City Thunder, including
the last two seasons as the assistant general manager.
During his time in Oklahoma City, the Thunder compiled a 175-137 regular
season record, won 50-or-more games twice, reached the Western Conference
finals twice and earned their first trip to the NBA Finals this season.
Prior to joining the Thunder, Hennigan was a member of the San Antonio Spurs
front office from 2005-08.
'It is with great enthusiasm and optimism that we announce Rob Hennigan as our
new general manager,' Magic chief executive officer Alex Martins said. 'Rob is
an astute strategist and evaluator of talent who comes to the Magic family
from two championship-level organizations. We feel he is an outstanding fit
and the right choice to lead our basketball operations team in achieving our
The Worcester, Massachusetts native replaces Otis Smith, who stepped down from
the position after the Magic were eliminated in five games by the Indiana
Pacers in the Eastern Conference semifinals.