Found May 24, 2012 on
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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 O'Neal can help keep Howard in Orlando.
Yeah...right, we had the same reaction.
Read the ESPN.com story RIGHT HERE
Well, it never hurts to dream we suppose.
And, well, they (the Magic) might actually give O'Neal, who began his career in Orlando at least a cursory interview.
But don't believe this for a minute.
Well, no, scratch that. Considering the smart decision making the Magic ownership has made over the past couple of years, you can't rule it out. That's despite O'Neal having no management experience and no discernible talent evaluation skills.
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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...
Late yesterday ESPN’s Chris Broussard reported that Shaquille O’Neal may meet with the Orlando Magic as early as next week to discuss their GM job. From there Broussard goes on to explain how Howard has been a confidante for Howard and how he and Orlando president Alex Martins have a solid relationship. All in an effort to persuade to pay attention to something that has a minute...
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...
Probably not the worst idea ever assuming Sheridan's report is the one you choose to believe. With this past season feeling like a uber-slow removal of a band-aid that tears out as many arm hairs as possible on its way to exposing the ugly wounds that the Dwight Howard trade saga has inflicted on the Orlando Magic franchise, it just might be time to turn the page completely....
Lots of negativity around the Magic (I have some more coming later). Rumors are flying. Everyone is trying to guess who the next coach and GM will be. Everyone is trying to figure out what Orlando is going to do with Dwight Howard.
Yeah... we will get to those. We have a whole summer (or until the Draft, if you believe some reports) to deal with that.
Here at Orlando Magic Daily...
It’s interesting how things work. Everything seems to come full-circle more times than not. Shaquille O’Neal was drafted by the Orlando Magic way back in 1992. He spent four very productive years with the Magic before leaving Disney World for Los Angeles. Remember that O’Neal left for more money. Now, it’s reported that he might have an interview for the GM job of the Magic...
Executives from the Magic are expected to meet with Dwight Howard soon and will accomodate his trade request should he ask for a trade.
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...
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...
There are two theories regarding the firing of Stan Van Gundy: the Magic are looking to start fresh, or they know their only chance of keeping Dwight Howard was to fire their head coach. With rumors floating around that the Magic are looking to deal Howard around draft time, the former is a definite possibility. However, Jeff Van Gundy fully believes Howard drove his brother out...
The Eastern Conference’s playoff action thus far has been a weird mix of injuries and disappointments. Dwight Howard was out from the start, Derrick Rose didn’t make it through four quarters, and the Knicks were defeated by a fire extinguisher, if I’m remembering correctly. Of the four teams remaining, it’s clearly a one-of-these-things-is-not-like-the-other situation...
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.