If you're ever part of a front office that builds a team of under-25-year-old stars that makes it to the NBA finals, you too can can get hired as an NBA general manager.
Multiple outlets are reporting that Oklahoma City Thunder assistant general manager Rob Hennigan will become the next general manager of the Orlando Magic. Hennigan, 30, will become the youngest GM in the league.
Before joining Oklahoma City, he spent four seasons with the San Antonio Spurs. In a short time, he has established himself as a respected young NBA executive on the rise.
Upon his arrival in Orlando, Hennigan will be forced to focus on finding a resolution to the ongoing Dwight Howard saga, whether by re-signing the All-Star center to a long-term deal and again building around him with a slew of (likely unrealistic) offseason acquisitions, or by orchestrating a blockbuster trade that ships Howard out while attempting to keep the Magic competitive in the Eastern Conference in the years to come.
The timing of Orlando's hire is key, with the 2012 NBA draft looming. Hennigan's first order of business with the Magic will be overseeing the team's selections with the Nos. 19 and 49 picks in the June 28 draft.
The team fired former GM Otis Smith and coach Stan Van Gundy in mid-May.