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 chance of happening.
And what happens less than 24 hours later? Broussard’s colleague at ESPN Marc Stein reports that there is a minute chance that Shaquille O’Neal will become the Orlando Magic’s next GM.
But you already knew that.
The Magic aren’t talking publicly about their GM or coach search and refused comment Wednesday night when asked specifically to respond to my ESPN The Magazine colleague Chris Broussard’s report on “NBA Countdown” that Shaq and Orlando officials could meet as soon as next week to discuss the opening.
But here’s my best read on the subject with the help of a few observers plugged...