ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic, which just embarked on its 25th season in the NBA, announced Friday plans to create a Hall of Fame honoring players and team officials for their contributions to the franchise's history.
The exhibit will be inside the Amway Center and designed so fans can view the displays on game nights. Among those in attendance for the announcement were Pat Williams and Nick Anderson, who might be the likeliest candidates for whenever the first inductions take place.
Williams, now a senior vice president, led the drive to bring an expansion team to Orlando and served as the Magic's general manager from their inception until April 1996. Anderson was the first player drafted by them in 1989 and is the team's all-time leader in games played (692) and steals (1,004). Until Jameer Nelson this season, Anderson was the only player to have spent 10 years with the Magic.
"I think it's going to be so enjoyable for our fans," Williams said. "And personally it will mean...