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Rob Hennigan Receives A First Place Vote In Executive Of The Year Voting

2013 May 9
by Andrew Melnick

Rob Hennigan Named General Manager of the Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic executive Rob Hennigan was recognized by his peers Thursday. Orlando’s first year general manager finished 10th in Executive of the Year Voting. Hennigan received one first place vote and two second places votes.

The award is viewed by some as more prestigious than others because the executives themselves select the winner. Denver’s Masai Ujiri, who helped the Nuggets to a 57-25 record this year, was the overwhelming winner, earning 59 total points. Clippers executive Gary Sacks earned 28 points, finishing second (you can see the complete voting after the jump).

Despite having the league’s worst record at 20-62, Hennigan obviously has the Magic going in the right direction. He had to deal with trading Dwight Howard and managed to collect assets from several teams, including promising young players Nikola Vucevic and Maurice Harkless from the Philadelphia 76ers, veteran Arron Afflalo from the Denver Nuggets and in a separate trade, second-year forward Tobias Harris from the Milwaukee Bucks. Harris led the team in scoring after joining the Magic.

1st 2nd 3rd Total
Masai Ujiri Denver Nuggets 8 6 1 59
Gary Sacks Los Angeles Clippers 3 4 1 28
Daryl Morey Houston Rockets 4 1 2 25
Glen Grunwald New York Knicks 2 4 3 25
R.C. Buford San Antonio Spurs 4 1 1 24
Pat Riley Miami Heat 4 1 1 24
Bob Myers Golden State Warriors 1 4 6 23
Sam Presti Oklahoma City Thunder 1 1 4 12
Danny Ferry Atlanta Hawks 1 1 8
Rob Hennigan Orlando Magic 1   2 7
Billy King Brooklyn Nets 2 1 7
Donnie Walsh Indiana Pacers 1 4 7
Kevin O’Connor Utah Jazz 2 6
Jason Levien Memphis Grizzlies 1 5
John Hammond Milwaukee Bucks 1 1 4
Dell Demps New Orleans Hornets 1 1
Gar Forman Chicago Bulls 1 1

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