Rumours Suggest Orlando Magic May Reshuffle Front Office
After a busy offseason filled with bad trades and horrible free agent signings, things are not going too well down in sunny Orlando, Florida.
Granted, Magic CEO Alex Martins still believes that his team’s magic window to compete is still wide open: “I certainly believe by 2030 we will have won at least one championship and I say ‘at least.’ I firmly believe we’re going to get there and once you get there, you got the kind of team that hopefully can come back.”
“I believe we will have won a championship.”
Well, after giving up Victor Oladipo in the summer for a player who is no longer with the team, signing Bismack Biyombo to a crazy large contract and adding pieces like Jeff Green and D.J. Augustin to the mix, the Magic are trending in the complete opposite direction of what the franchise’s esteemed CEO would hope. So much so that reports suggest a front office shakeup is coming this upcoming offseason.
With far fewer assets than they had just a year ago and on their way to yet another lottery appearance, the Magic will more than likely fire general manager Rob Hennigan at season’s end. There has also been quite a bit of chatter around the league of the possibility of the Magic hoping to bring Los Angeles Clippers president and head coach Doc Rivers into the organization at some point “down the road,” according to sources close to ESPN’s Marc Stein.
Rivers, who coached the Magic between 1999 and 2003, will cost a lot for the Magic if they hope to bring him back to the organization in a general manager role, but as the Clippers may be heading towards a very interesting Summer that may very well involve a lot of change, the Magic’s dream move may become a reality. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are both entering unrestricted free agency and the Clippers championship window may have already closed with its current core group of players.
Reports also suggest that head coach Frank Vogel is so far safe in his current role.