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ORLANDO, Fla. After eight years of being carried on the broad shoulders of Dwight Howard, Monday marked the beginning of a new era for the Orlando Magic.
Coach Stan Van Gundy and general manager Otis Smith were dismissed following the season.
Howard, a perenial All-Star for the Magic, was finally traded to the Lakers in August in a blockbuster multi-team deal after a turbulent 2011-12 campaign with the club.
So the Magic enter the 2012 season with a clean slate from nearly top to bottom.
"Fresh energy" is how new head coach Jacque Vaughn described the atmosphere.
A few times during Monday's Media Day session, players gathered in the hallway had to be politely asked to lower their voices so as to not disturb an interview in progress. Minutes later, the rowdiness would resume. Were all excited, rookie Kyle OQuinn said.
With entirely new management, new coaching staff and 12 new players, the Magic will have their work cut out for them this preseason trying to answe...
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ORLANDO, Fla. The Orlando Magic began practice Tuesday morning ready for the work that lies ahead.
The team returns just seven players from last years team and only two starters. Complicating matters is a new coaching staff and style, leaving even veterans Jameer Nelson, Hedo Turkoglu, J.J. Redick and Glen Davis unsure of what to expect.
So everyone was on a steep learning curve...
Dwight Howard took a huge step in his recovery process as the Los Angeles Lakers center was a full participant at practice on Tuesday.
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The Lakers may have made some huge offseason moves, including netting All-NBA center Dwight Howard. On Laker media day, Kobe Bryant flat out stated that despite the new additions, this is his team.
GIFT OF GAS
The Orlando Magic know they will miss Dwight Howard, but not for reasons that you might think.
The Orlando Magic will miss a lot of things Dwight Howard brought to the court, but they will mostly miss his farting abilities.
Glenn Davis told Orlando Sentinel's Josh Robbins: "The thing we're going to miss most about Dwight," Davis said. "Is his farting ability."
"A great farter," he contined. "He can fart. He can fart loud -- the loudest...
Dwight Howard took a huge step in his recovery process as the Los Angeles Lakers center was a full participant at practice on Tuesday. The NBA’s version of Super Man has been ruled out of the team’s first pre-season game on October 7th. Howard himself is stating that he feels as if he can play [...]
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Dwight Howard participated in his first practice with the Los
Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, going through a lengthy workout with no
apparent concerns about his surgically repaired back.
Believe it or not, we are about a month away from Opening Night. Orlando opened training camp on October 1 and open the preseason in Mexico City against New Orleans on Saturday. So how will we get ready? By counting down to the beginning of the season on November 2 against Denver. Let's continue:
It is the first day of practice and Jacque Vaughn only has five days to figure...
The Magic locker room might have a different, more pleasant odor this season now that Dwight Howard is gone, but it won't be without those who miss the way things used to be. Glen "Big Baby" Davis said that the Magic will miss Howard's "farting ability" more than anything, according to the Orlando Sentinel's Josh Robbins. Glen Davis was asked what...
As every member of the Magic filed through media day -- whether it be the media scrum or OrlandoMagic.com's live broadcast of the media day -- the same message continued to come up.
Yes, the Dwight Howard saga was a bit of a distraction last year. But there is no ill will among his former teammates. Just because Dwight Howard is gone, does not mean the Magic are destined...
Monday was Orlando Magic media day for the reformed squad. It was the media’s first chance to beat the current players (several of which, weren’t on the team last year) with questions about Dwight Howard. Fair? Probably not. Those that have been in the locker room the last year are probably glad the whole charade [...]
The Lakers held their media day on Monday along with the majority of the NBA. Of course there were tons of questions whose stories will dot the start of the ’12 – ’13 season. When will Dwight Howard be ready to hit the floor, how will Kobe and Steve Nash blend together, are the Clippers [...]
The Sports Bank will be counting down to the opening tip of the 2012-13 NBA season with team by team previews starting with the worst and working our way to the title contenders. There is no lockout this time around so let’s get going.
Dwight Howard had his wish granted and was freed from the Orlando Magic. As a result, the Magic become one of the worst teams in the league...