Now that we’ve finally gotten past the ridiculousness of Shaquille O’Neal actually being a serious candidate for the Orlando Magic GM job, we can finally focus on candidates that have a real chance of taking over in Orlando.
According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports, the Magic are planning to begin scheduling interviews today for the job. And one of the first candidates they would like to speak with is current Los Angeles Lakers GM, Mitch Kupchak.
Among the characteristics said to be most prized by Magic CEO Alex Martins is championship experience. So while there have been no public indications that Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak will be available or wants to leave Los Angeles, Kupchak is expected to be among the first wave of candidates the Magic pursue, one of the sources said.
In addition to reaching out to free-agent candidates, the team’s list also will include executives who are under contract with other teams. Martins also is expected to begin contacting teams Friday to ask perm...