Hennigan failed because he married his career sucess as GM to Payton and Gordon. Future of every GM ends up falling on sucess or failure of few key players.
Banking on their potential. That's why everybody outside bubbble of fanbase and few level headed fans knew our PG position is disaster and we had no spacing.
I remember amount of confusion among non- Magic fans when he drafted Gordon and Payton after Oladipo. Oladipo was shaky shooter but Gordon and Payton were complete no-shooters. He kept pretending that shooting is something that can be developed over time.
Projected lineup for next year that offseason was Payton, Oladipo, Harris, Gordon and Vuc. 4 out of 5 players were flat out bad shooters.
2014-15 and our backup PG was Luke Ridnour, because, God forbid challenge rookie for a position. Just pick most worthless playable backup you can find. Things got so bad that Willie Green was part time backup PG.
Skiles wasn't his decison, but that's not suprising, JV was disaster who had no control over team.
Magic didn't build logical roster to this date, last 10 years. Hennigan had no shooting, Weltman went so far to said our shooting "isn't problem" so you have to question people over them, who hire them, because it's clear nobody understands modern basketball.
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