NBA Rumors: Orlando Magic to Interview Jeff Bower for GM Position, According to Report

Derick Hingle-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Orlando Magic will interview Jeff Bower, formerly of the New Orleans Hornets, for their vacant General Manager position, reports Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, citing "a league source." The interview is expected to take place shortly after Memorial Day. Alex Martins, the team's CEO, began scheduling interviews with candidates for the job, including Bower, on Friday.

Orlando dismissed Otis Smith as its President of Basketball Operations on Monday.

Bower worked as the Hornets' GM from 2005 to 2010. His most notable deal came in July 2006, when he traded P.J. Brown and J.R. Smith to the Chicago Bulls for Tyson Chandler. The center went on to average 10.2 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 1.4 blocked shots in his four seasons with the club.

Though Bower's record as an executive isn't spotless--he vastly overpaid veteran small forwards Peja Stojakovic, Morris Peterson, and James Posey in free agency--he nonetheless has a proven track record and would certainly work well with Orlando, especially given the team's robust financial resources compared to those of New Orleans.

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