Magic Basketball Operations
ROB HENNIGAN - General Manager
Rob Hennigan was named general manager of the Orlando Magic on June 20, 2012. He is responsible for overseeing basketball operations, including player acquisitions via the draft, free agency and trades, player development, scouting and salary cap management.
Hennigan spent four seasons (2008-12) with Oklahoma City, including his last two seasons as the Thunder’s assistant general manager/player personnel. Hennigan spent his first two seasons with the Thunder as the team’s director of college/international player personnel.
Hennigan’s responsibilities included overseeing the Thunder’s professional, college and international scouting departments, as well as assisting with all player personnel matters and day-to-day management of basketball operations.
During Hennigan’s tenure, Oklahoma City compiled a 175-137 (.561) regular season record. The Thunder won 50-or-more games twice, reached the Western Conference Finals twice and advanced to the 2012 NBA Finals.
Prior to joining the Thunder, Hennigan spent four seasons with the San Antonio Spurs. He was named director of basketball operations in September of 2007. Hennigan began as an intern during the 2004-05 season and was later named the team’s basketball operations assistant during the summer of 2005. The Spurs won the NBA World Championship in 2004-05 and 2006-07.
A native of Worcester, Massachusetts, Hennigan graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from Emerson College in 2004. He was named a Division III All-American and an Academic All-American as a senior and was the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Player of the Year for three consecutive seasons. Hennigan finished his career as the school’s all-time leading scorer.
Born on March 26, 1982, Hennigan and his wife, Marissa, reside in Orlando, Fla.
SCOTT PERRY – Vice President/Assistant General Manager
Scott Perry was named vice president/assistant general manager of the Orlando Magic on June 29, 2012. He comes to Orlando after serving as vice president of basketball operations for four years with the Detroit Pistons (2008-12).
With Detroit, Perry was responsible for directing day-to-day operations of the basketball operations department, handling player personnel issues and assisting in roster development.
Perry’s professional career began during the summer of 2000, joining the Pistons as a college scout. He was then promoted to director of player personnel in June of 2002, a position he held for five years. Detroit captured the NBA World Championship in 2004. In 2007-08, Perry served as assistant general manager for the Seattle Supersonics.
Prior to joining the Pistons, Perry spent three seasons as head coach at Eastern Kentucky University from 1997-2000. He also spent nine seasons as an assistant coach with the University of Michigan, University of California and Detroit Mercy.
Perry graduated from Wayne State in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. He was a captain and all-conference basketball player his senior year. Recruited to play at the University of Oregon by former NBA coach Jim O’Brien and NBA executive Stu Jackson, Perry spent his freshman year with the Ducks prior to transferring.
Perry and his wife, Kim, have one daughter, Chelsea (17). His father, Lowell, was the first black assistant coach in the NFL, hired by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1957.
MATT LLOYD – Assistant General Manager
Matt Lloyd was named assistant general manager of the Orlando Magic on June 29, 2012. He comes to Orlando after working with the Chicago Bulls for 13 seasons, the last five as the team’s director of college scouting.
As director of college scouting for Chicago, Lloyd oversaw the scouting and information compilation of prospects for the NBA Draft, along with statistical analysis of pro and amateur players. He implemented and maintained a database which organized scouting information.
Lloyd began with the Bulls in 1994 as a game-day and special projects employee in the video room. He joined the team full-time in 1999 and was the team’s media services coordinator for four seasons. Lloyd then joined the basketball operations department in 2003, and served as senior manager of basketball operations/scout for four seasons.
In addition, Lloyd also worked as a game-day employee with the Chicago White Sox in their video department for five years.
Prior to joining the Bulls full-time, Lloyd spent one year (1998-99) as the assistant director of information services for Conference USA, and a year-and-a-half (1997-98) as director of media services for the Arena Football League. He also completed an internship at ESPN during his senior year of college.
Lloyd comes to Orlando with his wife, Cortney.
JACQUE VAUGHN - Head Coach
Jacque Vaughn, who spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs and was a member of their 2006-07 NBA World Championship team as a player, was named head coach of the Orlando Magic on July 27, 2012. Vaughn becomes the tenth head coach in franchise history.
During Vaughn’s two seasons on San Antonio’s staff, the Spurs compiled a regular season record of 111-37 (.750).
Vaughn was originally selected in the first round (27th overall) of the 1997 NBA Draft by Utah. He played 12 years in the NBA from 1997-2009 with Utah, Atlanta, Orlando, New Jersey and San Antonio, averaging 4.5 ppg. and 2.5 apg. in 776 career regular season games.
Vaughn played 80 games (48 starts) with the Orlando Magic during the 2002-03 season, averaging 5.9 ppg., 2.9 apg. and 1.5 rpg. in 21.1 minpg.
As a collegian, Vaughn played four years at Kansas University. He was named Second Team All-America during both his junior (1995-96) and senior (1996-97) campaigns by The Associated Press. Vaughn concluded his collegiate career as the school’s all-time leader in assists with 804. He was named the Big Eight Conference Player of the Year in 1996 and the Newcomer of the Year in 1994.
Vaughn also excelled off the court, being named a two-time First Team GTE Academic All-American and the 1996-97 GTE Team Member of the Year, signifying him as the top student-athlete among Division I basketball players, after posting a 3.72 GPA. He earned his degree in business administration while at KU.
Vaughn and his wife, Laura, have two sons, Jalen and Jeremiah.
JAMES BORREGO, Assistant Coach
James Borrego begins his first season as an assistant coach with the Orlando Magic. He spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach with the New Orleans Hornets.
Prior to joining New Orleans, Borrego spent seven seasons with the San Antonio Spurs from 2003-10. He started as an assistant video coordinator in the summer of 2003 and finished his tenure as an assistant coach. During those season seasons, Borrego was a part of two NBA World Championship teams in 2005 and 2007.
Borrego began his coaching career at the University of San Diego, where he was an assistant coach for two seasons from 2001-03. During the 2002-03 campaign, San Diego captured the West Coast Conference Championship and earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Borrego played three seasons at the University of San Diego, and during his senior season (2000-01), was named to the West Coast Conference All-Academic Team. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in leadership studies from USD.
Born and raised in Albuquerque, N.M., Borrego led Albuquerque Academy to a pair of state championships. He and his wife, Megan, have a daughter, Grace, and two sons, Zachary and Nicholas.
WES UNSELD JR., Assistant Coach
Wes Unseld Jr. begins his first season as an assistant coach with the Orlando Magic. He spent the 2011-12 campaign as an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors.
Prior to joining Golden State, Unseld spent 13 seasons with the Washington Wizards, including six seasons as an assistant coach from 2005-11. He played a key role in player development for the Wizards, helping Washington to four consecutive playoff appearances from 2004-08. Unseld’s scouting reports were also vital in the team’s game planning and preparation.
Unseld began his NBA career in 1997, just four days after graduating from John Hopkins University, as a professional and college scout for Washington. He was promoted later that same year to advance scout. In addition to his nine-year tenure as advance pro scout for the Wizards, he also spent three seasons (1998-2000) as an advance scout for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. In 1998, Unseld spent part of the season serving as an assistant coach for the Mystics.
A native of Maryland and the son of Hall of Famer Wes Unseld, Unseld Jr. played on the men’s basketball team at John Hopkins for three seasons. He and his wife, Evelyn, were married in July 2011.
BRETT GUNNING, Assistant Coach
Brett Gunning begins his first season as an assistant coach with the Orlando Magic. He spent the last four seasons in various capacities with the Houston Rockets.
Gunning began with Houston in 2008 as the team’s director of player development, where he was responsible for improving player performance through on-court, one-on-one skill development and the use of video analysis. He was then named an assistant coach prior to the 2011-12 season.
Prior to joining the Rockets, Gunning spent seven seasons (2001-08) as a member of the coaching staff at Villanova University under Jay Wright. During his time with the Wildcats, Gunning played a vital role in recruiting and developing a unit that secured four straight NCAA Tournament berths and made three trips to the Sweet 16. He was named associate coach in 2005 and was recognized following the 2007-08 season as one of the top 25 assistants in the nation by Rivals.com. Gunning’s responsibilities with Villanova included on-court teaching, recruiting and scouting.
Gunning was also a member of Wright’s staff at Hofstra University for seven seasons from1994-2001. He was a part of a staff that turned Hofstra into an American East powerhouse, posting a 72-22 (.766) record from 1998-2001. Gunning, who assisted with recruiting, individual instruction, scouting and film analysis at Hofstra, was also instrumental in the development of the Pride players.
A native of Broomall, Penn., Gunning graduated from Malvern Prep in 1990 and spent two years as a team manager during his undergraduate studies at Villanova, before accompanying former Wildcats Head Coach Rollie Massimino to UNLV in 1992. He then served as a student assistant for two years with the Runnin’ Rebels, earning his bachelor’s degree in 1994.