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Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins has completed his interviews of potential General Managers, and finalists for the position will meet with the DeVos family, which owns the Magic, "in the days after the NBA Draft Combine," reports Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. On Twitter, Robbins said not to expect a hire over the weekend. HOOPSWORLD reported those finalists are former Portland Trail Blazers executive Tom Penn, Oklahoma City Thunder assistant GM Troy Weaver, and San Antonio Spurs assistant GM Dennis Lindsey, but the Sentinel was unable to confirm those names. The Magic have declined to comment on their GM search throughout the process. Robbins says the team will make a hire after the DeVos family consults with Martins.
Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported the Indiana Pacers will dismiss David Morway as GM and install Kevin Pritchard, formerly of Portland. Pritchard interviewed with Martins, but withdrew from consideration for Orlando due to his promotion. Martins is also said to have interviewed Thunder assistant GM Rob Hennigan and former New Orleans Hornets GM Jeff Bower.
The Magic are seeking a replacement for Otis Smith, their former President of Basketball Operations, with whom they agreed to part ways on May 21st. The new GM, whoever he is, will guide the search for the team's next head coach, as the club fired Stan Van Gundy on the 21st as well.