On Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski reported Jeff Bower and Dennis Lindsey were finalists for Orlando’s vacant General Manager job.
Tuesday, Wojnarowski named a third finalist – Oklahoma City executive Rob Hennigan.
Hennigan has followed a similar path as his boss, Thunder GM Sam Presti: an Emerson College alum who was hired as an intern in San Antonio and rose through the ranks. Hennigan is finishing his fourth year in Oklahoma City, where he was promoted from director of college/international player personnel to assistant GM/player personnel two years ago.
Although Hennigan’s name has been connected to the job all along, it would come as a bit of a surprise if neither Hennigan’s fellow Thunder executive Troy Weaver or former Portland Trail Blazers executive Tom Penn were not finalists for the job.
Hennigan is just 30 years old.
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