Found September 23, 2013 on Orlando Magic Daily:
Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/Bleacher Report Predictably, the Magic have seen their popularity and notoriety as a franchise decrease with the team's departure of All Star Dwight Howard. Orlando finished with the worst record in the league last year and are in Year Two of a long-term rebuild to overhaul the franchise after Howard's ugly departure. Another season with less than 30 wins and without much notoriety -- just one national television game -- seems to be in the cards. It is no surprise then to see the Magic ranking low in ESPN the Magazine's Ultimate Franchise Standings. But the Magic's future continues to look brighter and brighter. By some measures, the Magic are continuing to grow. That includes the Ultimate Franchise Standings. In one year, despite that record, the Magic climbed three spots to 74th. That is one spot ahead of the Jaguars and three spots ahead of the Lakers. Here is part of what Morty Ain of ESPN the Magazine wrote on the Ma...
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