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A year ago, after a first round exit in the Playoffs, when this blog was in its infancy, Jeff Garcia urged the Magic to "stay the course." He urged the Magic to hold onto Howard and make changes to the front office in an effort to improve and return to the Eastern Conference elite.
Orlando opted for Jeff's course of action, doing everything the franchise could to persuade Howard to stay in Orlando. there were plenty of hiccups as Howard seemed certain to leave after announcing that he had requested a trade in early December. He then reneged on that decision, reneged on that decision again and ultimately waived his early termination option and remained in a Magic uniform past the trade deadline. At least for a few more weeks before a herniated disk in his back forced him to miss the final 16 games of the season and the postseason.
The Magic did indeed stay the course. And it left the franchise in a wreck.
After Orlando's five-game elimination from the Playoffs th...
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Mike D'Antoni lost his job with the Knicks this season, but he reportedly has interest in another high-profile job if it becomes available.
Let the circus that is the Orlando Magic continue it’s act. We all know that Dwight Howard wants coach Stan Van Gundy out of town because well… Van Gundy told us so. If Dwight were to get his wish, one would assume that he would have some say in who Van Gundy’s successor would be in Orlando, and reports are that a familiar face would like to be taken under consideration....
Major changes will start coming soon. After losing in the first round of the playoffs for the second consecutive season -- and clearly disappointed with the results -- the Magic are expected to make a dramatic change in direction this summer. The futures of coach Stan Van Gundy, general manager Otis Smith and superstar Dwight Howard -- key components in the way the franchise...
If you thought that the Orlando Magic's 105-87 loss in Indiana Tuesday night meant that the most turbulent era in team history was finally behind them, you couldn't be more wrong.
This nightmare is just beginning.
And if Magic fans are convinced that a 4-1 gentleman's sweep at the hands of the resurgent Pacers is a low point in the never-ending saga that has dominated...
The Magic's season is not a week over, and uncertainty regins at Amway Center an in the Magic offices. Really, uncertainty has reigned in the Orlando Magic front office since early December when Dwight Howard formally requested a trade and perhaps even before that when the franchise had no idea what Howard wanted or his position on his future with the team.
Just as fast as the rumors of Mike D’Antoni being interested in taking his fast-paced offensive style to the Orlando Magic if they end up parting ways with Stan Van Gundy, a source has stepped forward and said that D’Antoni is just as likely to take a break from coaching next season for personal reasons.
The source claims that D’Antoni could stay home in New York while his...
The Magic's season is not a week over, and uncertainty regins at Amway Center an in the Magic offices. Really uncertainty has reigned in the Magic offices since early December when Dwight Howard formally requested a trade and perhaps even before that when the franchise had no idea what Howard wanted or his position on his future with the team.
With the team facing and dealing...
The issue was forgotten for most of the season in the hoopla that was Dwight Howard. Nelson quietly has been playing out his own option year.
Jameer Nelson though did not let his uncertain future play out for everyone to see. It was always assumed that Nelson would decline his early termination option and play the final year of his contract next season. It was not until last week...
Jameer Nelson's decision will almost certainly take place before the Magic decide upon the future of Stan Van Gundy and Otis Smith.