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Magic Masters is Orlando Magic Daily's attempt to recognize the best in Magic history. In this edition, we are trying to rank the best teams in Magic history. To see the full tournament bracket, visit the introduction page. Today is Day One of the Finals:
Magic Masters Finals: 2009 vs. 1996
I did not expect this to take this long. Crammed into a season that was too fast for its own good and n offseason of incredible importance, we finally reach the end of the long and arduous journey to figure out who is the greatest Magic team of all time.
There were some surprises. But overall, it went how you expected. The final four teams were the four you would think -- the Magic's four Eastern Conference Finalists -- and if it were not for a bracketing quark, I imagine we would be seeing the 2009 Eastern Conference Champions going up against the 1995 Eastern Conference Champions. By the way, the 2009 team won that in an incredibly close 21-17 vote.
The other semifinal pitted the ...
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“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...
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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.
When Orlando Magic and eventual Brooklyn Nets center Dwight Howard agreed to sign his one-year extension to “let the Magic try to keep him”, a lot of people were pissed off at Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade when he made fun of Howard on Twitter for his overzealous use of the word “loyalty”. But bless their silly hearts, Magic fans – *points to self, frowns* – believed...
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...
I don’t envy the position Orlando Magic fans are in. After enduring a season of “will he or won’t he,” the Magic are gearing up for part two as we head into the summer of Dwight Howard’s final deal. Of course there are difference this time around, Coach Stan Van Gundy is gone (despite a [...]
The Magic are quickly hurtling toward a flashpoint in their franchise's history as the Dwight Howard saga will get a final resolution this offseason. That is what team President Alex Martins has alluded to since the Magic's elimination from the postseason, vowing the team would not go through the ordeal and turmoil it went through in 2012.
He fired Stan Van Gundy and Otis...
Though the rumors of Phil Jackson returning to New York to coach have ceased with Mike Woodson formally signing a contract extension, that hasn't stopped Jackson's name from being attached to the other notable open positions in the NBA.The Orlando Magic were clearly frustrated by the fallout between Dwight Howard and former coach Stan Van Gundy, as well as the team's...
Orlando Magic Receive: Brook Lopez, MarShon Brooks, Gerald Wallace and Three 1st Rnd Picks
Brooklyn Nets Receive: Dwight Howard and Hedo Turkoglu
- 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...
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...
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...