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According to ESPN, Shaquille O'Neal is on the short list of GM candidates with the Orlando Magic. O'Neal retired after the 2010-11 season and was a studio analyst on TNT's "Inside the NBA" during the 2011-12 season. He began his NBA career with the Orlando Magic in 1992 and played four seasons before joining the Lakers. Beginning with O'Neal, the Magic have a history of losing star players and have been clinging to All-Star center Dwight Howard for the last year amidst constant rumors of trade demands and roster suggestions. The Magic fired coach Stan Van Gundy and parted ways with GM Otis Smith earlier this week. Van Gundy said April 5 that Howard wanted him fired, but ownership this week denied Howard made any recommendation.
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A report published earlier this week said Dwight Howard badly wants out of Orlando, and it looks like the Magic are ready to grant him his wish.
According to Sheridan Hoops, the Magic will be proactive in soliciting deals for Howard after next week’s draft lottery order is determined.
Chris Sheridan says Magic owner Rich DeVos decided it was time for the franchise to start fresh...
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard said Thursday he did not try to get Stan Van Gundy fired. "I hate see anyone lose their job," Howard told TMZ.com in Beverly Hills, Calif., in his first public comments since Van Gundy was dismissed. The Magic fired Van Gundy and general manager Otis Smith on Monday. It ended a tumultuous season that included a trade demand by Howard...
There is only one word to describe the Orlando Magic season “drama”. On Monday the Magic fired coach Stan Van Gundy and parted ways with general manager Otis Smith.
The Magic were a cirrus this season mainly centered around star center Dwight Howard. It seemed there were trade rumors everyday involving Howard. Then there were all the reports than Howard wanting...
The Orlando Magic fired one of the five best coaches in the NBA this past season because Dwight Howard didn't like him. We can assume he didn't like all that nagging Stan did in hopes that Dwight improve as a player, but we don't know that for sure. The day Stan pulled back the curtain in front of the NBA universe exposing Howard's demands to have him canned surely...
Stan Van Gundy was fired on Monday, which essentially signified ownership siding with Dwight Howard – who will likely leave anyway – over the embattled coach. There was a time when Van Gundy and Howard seemed like they had a relationship that was kind of funny. But this season, it jst turned sad and stupid. Somehow I don’t think Dwight will be doing too many more Stan Van impressions.
The Magic announced this week that they fired GM Otis Smith and head coach Stan Van Gundy. While there has been very little information about the potential replacements, one report says former Magic center Shaquille O’Neal could meet with the team to talk about the GM job. Yes, that Shaq.
According to Marc Stein, Chris Broussard reported on ESPN Wednesday that Shaq could meet...
The Big G.M himself
The master of the mono-syllabic pun running an NBA franchise?
Well, according to ESPN.com's Chris Broussard, the Orlando Magic want to meet with former Magic star and current TNT commentator. The reason: Apparently O'Neal has a good relationship with the whiny Dwight Howard and the Magic may believe...
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James is the leading vote-getter for the league's all-defensive team.
Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, Clippers guard Chris Paul, Grizzlies guard Tony Allen and Magic center Dwight Howard join the Heat star on the first team announced Wednesday.
Ibaka and Allen earned first-team honors for the first time.
James totaled 53 points...
It’s probably not likely but the question needed to be asked. Now that the Orlando Magic have parted ways with head coach Stan Van Gundy, will assistant coach Patrick Ewing get a chance to take over the team?Ewing has long sought a chance to prove his coaching abilities with a team in the league but with the Magic still trying to woo center Dwight Howard into signing a long-term...
Despite nothing but success in both of his sunshine state stops, Stan Van Gundy has left a blaze of unforgettable exits from his two NBA head coaching tenures.
In Miami he wanted to spend more time with his family. In Orlando (despite compiling an impressive 259-125 record, going 31-28 in the playoffs), Dwight Howard apparently wanted no part of SVG in his basketball...
The rebuilding has begun. Orlando is heading in a new direction. What that direction will be is hard to say. But the one thing that is clear is that the Magic are done with Stan Van Gundy and Otis Smith and everything they built the last five years.