The Orlando Magic fired general manager Rob Hennigan on Thursday, one day after the team missed the playoffs for the fifth straight year.
— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) April 13, 2017
Orlando also dismissed assistant general manager Scott Perry and made assistant general manager Matt Lloyd its interim GM. The team said Lloyd will be considered for the permanent job.
"We appreciate Rob's efforts to rebuild the team, but feel we have not made any discernible improvement over the last few years specifically. It's time for different leadership in basketball operations. We certainly wish Rob and his family well," CEO Alex Martins said in a statement.
"Matt brings solid experience and his appointment as general manager on an interim basis will allow us to seamlessly continue our preparations for the upcoming draft."
Hennigan, who was hired as the youngest GM in the NBA at age 30 in 2012, was under contract through next season. Orlando posted a 132-278 mark under his watch.
After shipping Tobias Harris to Detroit for Ersan Ilyasova and Brandon Jennings' expiring contract, Hennigan sent starting power forward Serge Ibaka to Toronto for swingman Terrence Ross and the lower of the Toronto Raptors' two 2017 first-round picks. The move came just eight months after surrendering Victor Oladipo, No. 11 overall pick Domantas Sabonis and another future first-round pick to acquire Ibaka from the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Orlando failed to remove itself from the basement of the Southeast Division in each of Hennigan's five seasons. The Magic finished 29-53 in 2016-17.
Lloyd was named assistant general manager of the Magic on June 29, 2012. Prior to his arrival in Orlando, Lloyd spent 13 years with the Chicago Bulls, with his last five as their director of college scouting.