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.