Report: Thunder and Spurs Executives are Strong Candidates for Magic GM Job

by May 27, 2012

With Otis Smith and the Orlando Magic “mutually agreeing” that Smith would leave his post as Magic GM, Orlando is on the search for a replacement, and according to Yahoo! Sports, that search has led them to Oklahoma City and San Antonio: “The Orlando Magic’s search for a general manager is centering on the Western Conference finals, where top Oklahoma City and San Antonio executives have emerged as serious candidates for the opening, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Thunder vice president and assistant general manager Troy Weaver and Spurs assistant GM Dennis Lindsey have been targeted, and Orlando has been granted permission to talk with Weaver, sources said. The Spurs’ OK of permission for Lindsey is imminent, sources said.  Orlando has also been granted permission to speak with Oklahoma City’s assistant GM Rob Hennigan, who came into the league with the Spurs. The Magic have strong interest in ex-New Orleans GM Jeff Bower, whom they’re expected to interview in the near future, the Orlando Sentinel reported on Friday. Magic CEO Alex Martins plans to hire a GM and let him conduct a search to replace fired coach Stan Van Gundy. Martins and Orlando officials will start meeting with candidates next week.”