Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan has been addressing the local media, trying to put a positive spin on having to trade their 2004 No. 1 overall draft pick. With Howard not willing to sign long-term with the Magic, Hennigan is trying to push the fact that this move was made much more for the long term for the Magic.
WATCH: on.nba.com/hmsGIe- Hennigan: "We didn't make this decision for tomorrow ... You have to think more long-term than short-term."— Orlando Magic (@Orlando_Magic) August 10, 2012
Hennigan also acknowledged that while this move may not produce some instant improvement, the next couple of years will be spent trying to improve with the new players.
"Next season and the next couple seasons will be about getting better every day." -Rob Hennigan— Orlando Magic Daily (@OMagicDaily) August 10, 2012
The Magic now have to start anew, who knows when they will improve enough to recapture that form that got them to the NBA Finals in 2009.
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