Magic Narrow GM Search To Three Finalists

2:56pm: Lindsey and Hennigan will head to Michigan to meet with the DeVos family this week, according to Ken Berger of (via Twitter). According to Berger, Bower may meet with owner Rich DeVos later on, but not yet. The Magic are expected to wrap up their search either later this week or early next week (Twitter links).

9:47am: The third finalist for the Magic's GM opening is Thunder assistant GM Rob Hennigan, according to Wojnarowski (via Twitter). Like Bower and Lindsey, the next step for Hennigan will be meeting with team ownership.

9:01am: The Magic have narrowed their search for a new general manager to three finalists, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. According to Wojnarowski, former Hornets GM Jeff Bower and current Spurs assistant GM Dennis Lindsey are still in the running and will meet with ownership soon. The identity of the third finalist is unclear.

As Steve Kyler of HoopsWorld notes (via Twitter), Troy Weaver of the Thunder and former Blazers exec Tom Penn were rumored to be meeting with Magic ownership as well. So presumably one of them is the third finalist while the other is no longer in contention. Lindsey, Weaver, and Bower are all rumored to be in consideration for a major role in the Sixers' front office as well, with Philadelphia looking to replace president of basketball operations Rod Thorn.

The Magic have been searching for a new general manager since parting ways with Otis Smith last month. The new GM is expected to be in place at least a week or so before the draft, and figures to have input on the team's next head coach. Regardless of which GM candidate the Magic hire, Michael Malone is viewed as the frontrunner for the coaching vacancy.


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