On Thursday and again on Friday, Rob Hennigan said the Orlando Magic would seek to hire someone who places a high value on the defensive end of the court.
“Sort of the fulcrum of what we’re looking for,” Hennigan said Friday, “is someone who puts an emphasis on the defensive end of the floor, someone who puts an emphasis on player development and also someone who puts an emphasis on building lasting connections with the players on our roster.”
The Magic have had four head coaches since 11-12, but Hennigan doesn’t believe the instability will be perceived as a drawback by candidates.
“I don’t think it makes it a more difficult sell,” Hennigan said. “I think it heightens the pressure on our staff to make sure we nail this hire.”