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The Orlando Magic have fired general manager Rob Hennigan, saying Thursday it was time to go in a different direction after missing the postseason for five straight seasons.

"We appreciate Rob's efforts to rebuild the team, but feel we have not made any discernible improvement over the last few years specifically," Magic CEO Alex Martins said Thursday in a statement. "It's time for different leadership in basketball operations. We certainly wish Rob and his family well."

Magic assistant general manager Matt Lloyd was named the interim GM while the team searches for Hennigan's replacement. Orlando also fired assistant GM Scott Perry on Thursday.