Found December 07, 2011 on
The Victory Formation:
When the NBA announced they’d have a season a few weeks ago the stories here turned from “Yeah, season” to “Dwight, Dwight, Dwight.” I know the majority of non-Magic fans think he’s gone, and for good reasons, the team isn’t exactly loaded and there are some big markets out there that could make him more marketable (that and every big star has seemed to jump to a larger market). Myself? I have no freaking clue what the guy will do. My heart says he stays. My brain says he’s gone.
Regardless, if Dwight has any shot of remaining here, the Magic are going to have to pull a blockbuster deal to get some talent around him. Yesterday, a local billboard called out General Manager Otis Smith during peak hours. Now, I don’t believe for one minute that the franchise that let Shaquille waltz to LA and just opened a new arena isn’t pulling out all the stops here (Like, you know, having their CEO and the owner’s son-in-law drunk dialing Dwight at 1AM) . The billboard is a fun idea, but maybe, ju...
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If you’re going to make arguably a business phone call that will impact your current employer for the next 10 years, you may want to make sure it’s not at 1 am. As reported by CBSSports.com Bob Vander Weide Oralndo Magic President & Chief Executive Office made the 1 am phone call to Dwight Howard to discuss the business of him staying in Orlando. Now considering the relationship...
Dwight Howard is going to stay with the Magic and Chris Paul is going to join him. Actually, the Lakers are going to pull off a trade centered around Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol that brings both Howard and Paul to L.A. Come to think of it, CP3 is gung ho to play for the [...]
Adrian Wojnarowski (who I believe is among the top four Basketball writers we have on this planet today behind just Bob Ryan, rounding out my list: Jackie Mac (despite those of you that I know openly dislike her she is a great basketball mind especially when she is partnered with Ryan on the radio) and [...]
Imagine A CEO of an NBA team drunk-dialing it’s star player, who is on the verge of leaving his former team in worse shape than Isiah Thomas was after a #tranny/pill/drinking-binge. Well that is exactly what happened to the Orlando Magic and it’s (now former) CEO Bob Vander Weide.
Bob Vander Weide, who began his career with the Magic in 1992 as Vice President of Basketball Operations...
A group of Orlando Magic fans have put up a billboard encouraging New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul to consider a trade to Orlando, and pushing Magic GM Otis Smith to explore a deal for the MVP-level guard. As if Smith needed the nudge.
Paul is off record, essentially, preferring a trade to either the New York Knicks, or the Los Angeles Lakers. Undaunted, his Hornets have forged...
There is no debate that Dwight Howard is the best center in the NBA, a potential MVP candidate who can be a force at both ends of the floor. But is he a team leader? Magic coach Stan Van Gundy may have concerns, according to a post at Real GM. Magic coach Stan Van Gundy…
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A person familiar with the decision says Bob Vander Weide is retiring as Orlando Magic chief executive officer and team president Alex Martins is being promoted to his position.
Bob Vander Weide is retiring as chief executive officer of the Orlando Magic.
This much has become clear: It is very likely Chris Paul will be traded before the start of the NBA season and talks are fast tracked on that move. However, talks surrounding a Dwight Howard trade have slowed to a trickle as Howard has not told the Magic what he wants so that team remains…