This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Orlando Magic basketball. The team itself will be celebrating with look backs at the team's stories history and recognition of the team's greatest players (Tracy McGrady is due in town Friday for a night honoring him). Orlando Magic Daily loves celebrating Magic history (probably too much). And so each day this season, we will dig into Magic history a little bit and share the team's history.
The 2009-10 season opened as both a celebration of the team's accomplishments and anticipation of the season ahead.
Orlando had acquired Vince Carter in the offseason and went on a spending binge to go for the championship. Orlando felt it was right on the precipice -- and the 59-20 season the team had that season affirmed that investment . . . it was only the Playoffs (and the following season) that did not.
The Magic did not know all that was ahead of them as they hosted the 76ers in the seas...