UPDATE: This is now official.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Orlando Magic are closing in on Otis Smith’s replacement and they’re going to the Presti farm for it.
Thunder assistant general manager Rob Hennigan is in “advanced talks” to become the Magic’s next GM.
Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reports Hennigan has been offered the position and the two sides are sorting out a contract.
Hennigan, 30, has spent four seasons in Oklahoma City. His first two were spent as the team’s Director of College and International Player Personnel before he was promoted to an assistant GM when former assistant GM Rich Cho was hired as GM of the Blazers in 2010.
Like Sam Presti, Hennigan worked for the Spurs for five years before joining the Thunder, beginning as an intern before climbing up the organization. Again like Presti, he is a graduate of Emerson College.
Not hard to see what the Magic are trying to do here.