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GM in place, but Magic coaching search waits for draft

Jun 21, 2012, 8:33 AM EDT

Brian Shaw

Rob Hennigan has the job — he is the new general manager of the Orlando Magic — but as we said that instantly comes with some huge decisions.

Hennigan is going to focus on the draft and Dwight Howard first, getting to the coaching search after the draft, according to a tweet from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo.

Brian Shaw, Mike Malone and Steve Clifford are league assistants who will be among considerations for Magic coaching job, sources tell Y!

Shaw and Malone are regulars on the coaching search carousel. Both are top assistants — Shaw formerly was Phil Jackson’s No. 2 and now works for the Pacers, Malone is currently working with Mark Jackson in Golden State.

Clifford is a top assistant currently with the Magic.

Hennigan may have other candidates in mind as well — who he picks should reflect the kind of team the Magic are going to build. Which comes back to if they keep or trade Dwight Howard. Bet on trade, he reportedly wants a new start and if he’s not going to sign an extension they need to make a move.

But not until after the draft.

  1. ch8878 - Jun 21, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    If Howard really is wanting out they need move him now to go after Tyler Zeller in the draft and get some other players to build a young team that is going to be good for years to come, I think Tyler Zeller is going to be a steal to who ever gets him.

  2. vstyle23 - Jun 21, 2012 at 10:36 PM

    Trade Dwight for the number one pic!!!! ASAP!!!

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