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Magic waited far too long to fire general manager Rob Hennigan

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The question is not why the Orlando Magic fired general manager Rob Hennigan on Thursday. The question was why they waited so long to do so. Hennigan was a disaster, and his team was dysfunctional. His draft picks didn’t work out, and his free agents were worse. He didn’t get along with former coach Scott Skiles. Meanwhile, the Magic ceased to become relevant and have no immediate hopes of becoming so. Orlando has lost at least 47 games in every…

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Now comes the selecting season of NFL’s general managers

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Now, it is Jason Licht’s season, poobah of the Tampa Bay Bucs. Now, it belongs to John Lynch, boss of the San Francisco 49ers. Now, the NFL belongs to Steve Keim of the Cards and Ted Thompson of the Packers and John Schneider of the Seahawks and the rest of the general managers of the league. The Super Bowl is over, which means free agency is next, followed by the NFL draft, followed by coaches proclaiming they are simply delighted…

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Steve Yzerman to be named Lightning GM

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Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman will be named general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning at a 3 p.m. ET news conference Tuesday, two sources told ESPN.com. Yzerman leaves the Detroit Red Wings, the only NHL team he’s ever been with, both as the superstar captain and more recently as vice president. The Lightning have been courting Yzerman heavily for at least two weeks, one source said. Yzerman replaces Brian Lawton, who was fired last month.

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