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Frank Vogel hits the media circuit as Orlando Magic head coach

Frank Vogel began his first day as coach of the Orlando Magic hitting the media circuit with the Orlando media. He elaborated on his vision for the team. Frank Vogel had a very busy Monday  as he was introduced as the head coach of the Orlando Magic. He had his talking points well in order […] Frank Vogel hits the media circuit as Orlando Magic head coach - Orlando Magic Daily...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
12 hours ago

Shabazz Napier to play for Puerto Rico this summer

Shabazz Napier will play for Puerto Rico during the team’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament as it looks to qualify for the Olympics in Rio this summer. Orlando Magic point guard Shabazz Napier will play for Puerto Rico this summer at Olympic Qualifying Tournament and into the Olympics, should Puerto Rico qualify, Sportando reports. Napier is expect […] Shabazz Napier to play for...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago

Frank Vogel is right coach at right time in Orlando

Fun. That’s the most important part of all of this. Frank Vogel was introduced as the Orlando Magic’s 12th coach in franchise history today, and that’s what he talked about. “We’re going to win and we’re going to have fun winning,” he told the assembled media. "We're going to win and we're going to have fun winning." - @OrlandoMagic coach Frank Vogel https://t...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Magic coach Frank Vogel believes 'future is bright' in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Three days after the Orlando Magic announced Frank Vogel as the franchise's new coach, the team formally introduced him. "The future is bright for these guys," Vogel said during a news conference on Monday. "In my mind this team is ready to take the next step." Vogel, 42, spent the last five-plus seasons with the Indiana Pacers. He replaces Scott Skiles, who...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic’s 2016 season a season of growing pains

The 2016 season for the Orlando Magic was one of growing pains. To make 2017 a success, the team must learn from the mistakes and lessons of last year. The 2016 season feels closed now. Newness is in the air. There is only the desire to look forward and look forward with optimism. Getting a […] Orlando Magic’s 2016 season a season of growing pains - Orlando Magic Daily - Orlando...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
2 days ago

Report: Frank Vogel agrees to become Magic head coach

Former Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel agreed to become the new head coach of the Orlando Magic Thursday, as first reported by the Orlando Sentinel. Vogel, who was let go by the Pacers two weeks ago, replaces Scott Skiles, who stepped down last week after his first season, claiming he wasn’t the right head coach for the Magic. Vogel led the Pacers to a 250-181 record and five...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: ‘Growing belief’ Magic could promote Adrian Griffin to head coach

Could Orlando be looking to recapture their coaching magic from within? According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Wednesday, there is a “growing belief” around the NBA that the Magic could promote assistant Adrian Griffin to the head coaching position. As for Orlando, there is a growing belief in NBA coaching circles that current Magic assistant Adrian Griffin has a real...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Guard Evan Fournier Tweets Raptors Have Zero Chance to Win a Single Game Against Cavs

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Toronto Raptors 115-84 Tuesday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, taking a 1-0 series lead. The Cavs had another dominant performance, getting into the paint for powerful dunks and easy layups as the Raptors defended the perimeter to limit Cleveland's 3-point shooting. Many people, including Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier...
Via Stack
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic To Emphasize Defense With Head Coach Candidates

On Thursday and again on Friday, Rob Hennigan said the Orlando Magic would seek to hire someone who places a high value on the defensive end of the court. "Sort of the fulcrum of what we're looking for," Hennigan said Friday, "is someone who puts an emphasis on the defensive end of the floor, someone who puts an emphasis on player development and also someone who puts an emphasis...
Via RealGM
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gobert tries to recruit Evan Fournier to Utah after Scott Skiles resigns

Jazz center Rudy Gobert is apparently quite the opportunist. Fresh off the bombshell news Thursday that Scott Skiles abruptly resigned as head coach of the Orlando Magic, Gobert used the shocked reaction of Magic swingman (and fellow Frenchman) Evan Fournier as an opportunity to try and recruit Fournier to Utah in not safe for work language on Twitter.  Subtle much? The 23...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

FS Go: Watch Orlando Magic press conference with GM Rob Hennigan at 3 p.m.

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Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Skiles resigns as Orlando Magic head coach

This seemed to be rather inevitable. Coming off a disappointing 2015-16 that started with playoff expectations, Orlando Magic head coach Scott Skiles has resigned his post. The move was made official by the Magic on Thursday, exactly a month after Orlando ended an extremely unsuccessful 35-win regular season. In announcing his resignation, Skiles had this to say: “After much...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

How to turn the Orlando Magic into contenders this offseason

Coming off of a disappointing 2014-15 NBA season, the Orlando Magic were eager to redeem themselves in the 2015-16 season. After drafting Mario Hezonja with the 5th overall pick in the 2015-16 draft, Magic fans were optimistic to see what their new-look team would accomplish. Unfortunately, Magic fans were left dissatisfied once again. With a record of 35-47, the Orlando Magic finished...
Via isportsweb.com
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Offseason Preview: Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic entered 2016 with a 19-13 record, looking every bit like the playoff team they hoped to be. They then proceeded to lose 15 of their next 17 games and Orlando's once promising season ended up with another finish outside of the playoffs and in the Lottery. Before trading Tobias Harris near the Trade Deadline, the Magic faced a crowded roster both on the wing and...
Via RealGM - NBA
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Magic Exit Interviews Leading into 2016 Offseason

The Orlando Magic are certainly disappointed that they are not participating in yet another postseason. The pain of experiencing a horrible stretch from January through mid-March was still in many voices. But they are 10 wins better than last season. They are close to making that next jump. It’s just a matter of how the team chooses to improve itself. Here’s a successful offseason...
Via Magic Basketball Online
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Believing In Magic: How The 1990’s Orlando Magic Rekindled My Love For The Game

Every so often the optical illusion of magic makes the most impossible thing imaginable appear—or disappear. Magicians are best at using misdirection and the sleight of hand while executing the most impractical tricks. Whether making a rabbit come out of a hat, or sawing a person in half, the thrill of the trick is what makes it so profound. From a logical standpoint, it’s hard...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Orlando Players React to Final Home Win this Season

It’s unknown how much of the current 14-man Orlando Magic roster will return come October, but they could at least enjoy one final victory at Amway Center this season and to leave their fans on a high. You have Dewayne Dedmon and Evan Fournier looking at free agency. Mario Hezonja trying to steal away minutes from other wings. Elfrid Payton trying to cement his status as the...
Via Magic Basketball Online
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

April Autopsy: Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic will carry a measure of regret into the NBA offseason. That said, the frustration attached to early tee times — at least there are plenty of great golfing options in Orlando — will burn off when the Magic consider how many resources lie at their disposal. However, check back with this team in two years. Yes, reality offers a zigzag for the Magic and their fans...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss
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