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Magic to Announce New Erie BayHawks Head Coach Soon

The Orlando Magic are close to announcing the hiring of a head coach for the team’s new NBDL single-affiliate, the Erie BayHawks, according to John Dudley of the Erie Times-News. Below is a quote from BayHawks team president Matt Bresee. “Right now, as I understand it, (the Magic) have a finalist and they’re in the process of going though the necessary background checks and...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Predicting Opening Night Starting 5

Unsurprisingly, the Orlando Magic will be trying to develop the young players they have on their roster next season. This should mean more responsibility and more minutes for the likes of Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris and Maurice Harkless. The team has to try and win games as well, though, and that is why getting the balance […] Orlando Magic: Predicting Opening Night Starting...
Via NBA Draft Blog
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Dodged a Joel Embiid Twitter Bullet

The Philadelphia 76ers already have a star on their hands in Joel Embiid. Not a basketball star, but one of the social media variety. The 3rd overall selection from June hasn’t stepped on a court in months and he’s already the most popular NBA rookie as the ‘MVP of Twitter’. Joel has grabbed plenty of attention via his Twitter account. From hitting on a married woman, to...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A second chance for Ben Gordon

There was a time when Ben Gordon struck fear into opponents’ hearts. He won Sixth Man of the Year in 2005. He was stellar in the 2009 Playoffs, averaging 24.3 points per game and 37.0 percent shooting from beyond the arc. In that crazy series, Gordon fed it with big shot after big shot for the Bulls. There had to be a few Magic fans afraid of seeing this strange compound of a young...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

FanDuel Becomes New Orlando Magic Sponsor

FanDuel, the leader in one-day fantasy sports, has joined the Orlando Magic as a “Champions of the Community (COTC)” sponsor. FanDuel joins Walt Disney World, GEICO, Florida Hospital, PepsiCo, Southwest Airlines, Harris, and Chase as Champions of the Community. “We are honored to have FanDuel join our family,” said Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins. “This is yet another example...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What is the future of Magic’s 2012 draftees?

Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders estimates about 22 of the 60 players drafted each year since 2001 have what can be called careers in the NBA (getting the second contract and hanging around beyond their rookie deals). The 2011 draftees — like Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris — are starting to get their pay days. What about 2012? Orlando has three of those players and Kyler...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris and restricted free agency

With the season slowly approaching (slowly, being the key word), there is really only one thing left for the Magic to do. Their young players are finally starting to grow up and reach free agency for the first time. More specifically, Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris are on the final years of their rookie contracts and are set to become restricted free agents next summer. That means...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic 2014-15 Franchise Outlook

Orlando is banking on their youth movement to pay off. The Orlando Magic added veteran presence to a roster that was already stocked with young, budding talent. They swung for the fences in the draft and look to finally improve after several solid years of rebuilding. Coaching 20/25 Orlando head coach Jacque Vaughn has head a rough first two seasons, winning only 43 games and finishing...
Via The Lottery Mafia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic release 2014 preseason schedule

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic will open the 2014 preseason with two games on the road - at Miami on Tuesday, October 7 and at Indiana on Friday, October 10.  Orlando then hosts its first preseason game at Amway Center on Wednesday, October 15 vs. Brazilian-team Flamengo.  Tip-off is 7 p.m.  The Magic will play a total of eight preseason games, including four at Amway Center...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Magic rookie Aaron Gordon throws down cartwheel dunk

Still over a month away from making his NBA debut, Orlando Magic rookie Aaron Gordon has already begun to make a strong case for this year's dunk contest During an NBA photo shoot in New York City on Sunday, Gordon used his downtime to put on a dunking clinic for those lucky enough to be in attendance. Showing off his creativity, Gordon threw down a wide array of dunks, including...
Via Fox Sports Florida
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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