JD: Congratulations, you’re no longer a first-year GM. How are you different now than you were 16 months ago when you first took the job? What was the hardest part of your first year and what was the most surprising part of the job?

HENNIGAN: ``The most challenging part was putting together an entire basketball operations staff that fits together and creates synergy together. A year later, we could not be happier with the staff that we have working toward a common goal. The most rewarding thing was just watching our guys continue to flight, claw and keep getting better every day. Going through a transition period and a building phase like this, it’s not for the faint of heart. You have to have resolve and resilience and really want it every day. The fact that our guys showed that desire was impressive. The fact that Coach (Jacque) Vaughn and his staff were so resilient every day with their message and coaching style, so that was really rewarding to see.’’

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