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Although reports keep circulating that former Charlotte Bobcats coach Sam Vincent, is trying to come up with a way to get former Lakers and Bulls bench boss Phil Jackson to become the next General Manager for the Orlando Magic; truth be told, Jackson is far too sharp to walk into such a volatile situation.
Even if the Magic can convince center Dwight Howard to sign a long-term deal and get Free Agent forward Ryan Anderson to agree to commit to the team, Orlando would still have a lot of holes to fill in the upcoming season. If Howard will not sign an extension, leading to him being traded and Anderson goes to another team; then the club will go into total rebuild mode; yet if the pair stay with the franchise, the Magic will work their hardest to get the duo, the best group of players to join them that they possibly can.
Unless the team decides to promote from within to fill the General Manager’s seat; who in their right mind would take the job that has an impressive resume, without...
BEST OF MAXIM
Phil Jackson's agents and an Orlando Magic source Wednesday both denied the former Lakers and Bulls coach had made contact about a potential front-office role with the organization, NBA.com reported.
Sports Illustrated had reported that a proposal was submitted by former Bulls player Sam Vincent on Tuesday.
But, according to the agents, he had no authorization to speak on the...
“As Dwight Turns” rolls on with a new report from a new “source” stating that Dwight Howard loves Orlando and he’s not seeking a trade. A stark contrast from the old report from an old “source” who stated that Howard felt like the team treated him like a scrub by making him take AirTran flights and he wanted out.
And since you know Dwight Howard obviously doesn’t...
WHAT, ME WORRY?
In the story that will never die, a TV station in Orlando is now reporting that the Magic center loves the city and doesn't want to traded.
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- This is obviously not the best package for Howard, but this seems to be Howard’s preferred destination and if he forces his way to Brooklyn, the Magic will have to settle for whatever the Nets have, besides Deron Williams. Although...
Representatives for Phil Jackson submitted a new proposal to the Orlando Magic on Tuesday for the 11-time NBA championship-winning coach to run the team.
It was reported last week that Jackson had decided against pursuing a role with the coachless team's front office.
But according to a Sports Illustrated report early Wednesday, which cited sources, the discussions are still...
Both the agents for Phil Jackson and an Orlando Magic source denied Wednesday any contact between the parties about a role in the front office.
Silence can be an organization's biggest weapon, and one of its biggest risks.
Magic fans are growing frustrated with this longer-than-expected process to hire a new GM and you knew it would not take long for something crazy to jump into the fold without much backing. All the while, Orlando has remained silent, unable and unwilling to comment on a search that is ongoing.
The Magic are still hunting for a GM, look for a brief update on that later today over at Crossover Chronicles, and there appears to be no leader.
One rumor just will not die though. Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated is reporting that Sam Vincent is preparing to present another plan to Magic brass that would put Phil Jackson in some role with the franchise:
According to the sources...
Let’s face it, the Orlando Magic need a big splashy hires to replace Jeff Van Gundy and Otis Smith if they hope to have any chance of keeping Dwight Howard. And there would be no bigger splashy hire than bringing in Phil Jackson to run the team.
There was said to be interest on both sides, but the ship seemed to have sailed last week when the Orlando Sentinel reported that Phil...
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