Training Camp: Day 1 Interviews and Open Practice Date

Monday was Media Day but today was the first time this Orlando Magic roster held their first practice. That meant rookies such as Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton would at last get their chance to prove themselves to the coaching staff and teammates. It also signifies the ideal opportunity for Victor Oladipo to prove his value as a new leader on this squad. The team is expected to...
Via Magic Basketball Online
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paul Kennedy Podcast: Talking with Jacque Vaughn and Rob Hennigan

The Orlando Magic will have one of the youngest teams in the NBA for the 2014-15 season. In the offseason, they divested themselves of their leading scorer from last year -- 28-year-old Arron Afflalo -- and the franchise's all-time assists leader, the 32-year-old Jameer Nelson. The team will lean on second-year guard Victor Oladipo, who finished second in the Rookie of the Year...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic preseason primer: Revamped roster combines youth, experience

At the end of a season where the Orlando Magic lost more than 50 games for the second year in a row, general manager Rob Hennigan emphasized the need to revamp the team with a roster which was neither too young nor too old. As it turns out, the edition of the Magic which begins training camp next week could be described as both. Of the seven players remaining from Jacque Vaughn&...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mining the Magic depth chart: Our first questions of 2015

Well, we are less than a week until the start of practice. It is time to dive into the 2015 season and start figuring out what the team is going to look like day-in and day-out. That part is a little tricky as we prep for training camp. With so much youth on the team, everyone foresees consistency being an issue. This team will probably look like world beaters one day and rookies...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Moore's coaching rankings: Stevens called "rebuilder," Doc is "elite"

Matt Moore of CBSSports.com released a preseason compendium ranking NBA coaches yesterday. In the ratings Moore has Celtic coach Bred Stevens deemed a "rebuilder" and tied for 21st in the ratings along with former Celtic great Kevin McHale (Rockets), Mike Malone (Kings), Jacque Vaughn (Magic), Jason Kidd (Bucks) and Brett Brown (76ers).The Boston coach that preceded Stevens...
Via Celtics Life
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic rank 21st in NBA in ESPN Ultimate Standings

ESPN the Magazine unveiled its annual ranking of the best franchise in American sports. Predictably the Magic did not fare too well considering how poorly the team has played — 43 wins in the last two years. But there are still signs of encouragement. Orlando finished 21st among NBA team and 78th among the 122 teams that make up the four major American team sports (NBA, NFL, MLB...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

New Magic Signs to Appear in Downtown Orlando

Bungalower – I had no clue this local site existed but I’m following it now – is reporting that the Orlando Magic are looking to spruce up Downtown Orlando with some temporary signage. Quotes and photos courtesy of Bungalower. The Orlando Magic plan to build a temporary display of the word “Magic” with a missing “I” and move it around downtown. The idea is that residents...
Via Magic Basketball Online
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic add Jay Hernandez to coaching staff

The Magic have made a new addition to their coaching staff Tuesday, naming Jay Hernandez as an assistant coach of player development. “We are extremely excited to add Jay (Hernandez) and his family to the Orlando Magic,” coach Jacque Vaughn said in a press release.  “Jay will bring a tireless work ethic and dedication to development to our coaching staff.” Hernandez established...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Hernandez Hired By Magic As Assistant Coach

The Orlando Magic have named Jay Hernandez assistant coach/player development. “We are extremely excited to add Jay (Hernandez) and his family to the Orlando Magic,” said Head Coach Jacque Vaughn. “Jay will bring a tireless work ethic and dedication to development to our coaching staff.” Hernandez established Pro Hoops, Inc. in 2004, a basketball training service based in...
Via RealGM
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Training Camp Opens September 30th

We’re almost there, Orlando Magic fans. We’re a few weeks from the team’s training camp beginning officially on Tuesday September 30th. Media Day will occur the day before on September 29th. It’ll be nice to chat with players and coaches after a lengthy and exciting offseason. Both events will happen at Amway Center and its practice court. We know right now that 16 players...
Via Magic Basketball Online
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacque Vaughn: Magic will have four or five of your favorite players

It’s been two years of rebuilding now after the Dwight Howard era and five years since Orlando played the Finals against the Lakers. I guess the Magic fans expect a step forward this season. JV: Overall, our group has been extremely patient and the people of Orlando have been extremely patient and we appreciate that. When we set out on this journey, we talked about it. We wanted...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
28 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
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic Release 2014 Preseason Schedule

On Wednesday the Orlando Magic released their entire ’14-’15 regular season schedule. Today we found out the team’s 8-game exhibition schedule. Coach Jacque Vaughn’s squad have three straight road games before their first Amway Center contest against Brazilian champion Flamengo. October 17th brings the official Orlando return of Stan Van Gundy who will be at the helm of the...
Via Magic Basketball Online
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

End of season measuring sticks

Progress was the goal for the Magic this season. Sorry to those that had limited Playoff dreams, the Magic were still in the improvement and “strategic losing” game this year to get another high draft pick and continue building that foundation for the future. So, again, progress was the goal. In that sense, the schedule makers did Orlando a nice favor in helping the team measure...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Maurice Harkless breaking out of his shell

When the Magic acquired Maurice Harkless from Philadelphia, no one quite knew what the team had. Here was a 19-year-old player who played more of the combo power forward in college and had a lot of raw athleticism but lacked refinement. His jumper needed work. He was skinny. But he could fly and he had the length and athleticism to make it as a defender at this level. Two years later...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Maurice Harkless impressed Magic with growth in second NBA season

Depending on who they draft next month, Maurice Harkless could still be the youngest player on the roster of the Orlando Magic when training camp opens. The good news for them is that Harkless, who turned 21 on Mother's Day, has come a long way from his rookie year and the first half of his 2013-14 season. When the All-Star break rolled around in February, the 6-foot-9 forward...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

What Went Right: Defending Amway Center

Now that the season is over, it is time to review the last five months. This is our yearly look back at what went right and what went wrong during the 2013-14 season. In 2013, the Magic went 12-29 at Amway Center. Yes, Orlando finished with the worst record in the league so a bad home record was not to be unexpected. Someone has to have the worst home record in the league. That team...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle O'Quinn improves with added playing time in second year with Magic

Kyle O'Quinn did not receive any votes last month when the NBA announced the results for Most Improved Player. But if there was a similar award handed out by the Orlando Magic, the second-year pro out of Norfolk State who lasted until the 49th overall pick might well have won in a clean sweep. Even with guard Arron Afflalo raising his scoring average for the seventh time in as...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Magic with The Lottery Mafia

I joined Nick Denning of The Lottery Mafia to review the Magic’s season, including issuing my grades for the team and the season. Here is a sample talking about the job Jacque Vaughn did, since that is a big topic with Vaughn getting his team option picked up. Is Jacque Vaughn the right man moving forward? When this team is ready to compete again (which figures to be next season...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlando Extends the Contracts of Rob Hennigan and Jacque Vaughn

Breaking News: Magic extend contracts of GM Rob Hennigan and Coach Jacque Vaughn. STORY: http://t.co/CU1v0RScty – pic.twitter.com/3ENf4Gw1Vr — Orlando Magic (@Orlando_Magic) May 2, 2014  
Via The Lottery Mafia
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic extend contracts of Jacque Vaughn and Rob Hennigan

The Orlando Magic have exercised their fourth-year team option and extended the contracts of General Manager Rob Hennigan and Head Coach Jacque Vaughn, Chief Executive Officer Alex Martins announced today. Both contracts have been extended through the 2015-16 season. “Rob (Hennigan) and Jacque (Vaughn) have worked extremely hard in establishing a culture which embodies teamwork...
Via Magic Basketball Online
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Head Coach Jacque Vaughn, GM Rob Hennigan Get Extensions

The Orlando Magic are still a few years away from being a real contender, but the franchise likes the direction the team is heading. The Magic upper brass has decided to award head coach Jacque Vaughn and general manager Rob Hennigan with extensions.  Rob and Jacque have worked extremely hard in establishing a culture which embodies teamwork, hard work, hunger for success and...
Via Standing O Sports
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic Sign Jacque Vaughn To Extension

The Orlando Magic like the progress they are seeing with their franchise and have award head coach Jacque Vaughn and GM Rob Hennigan with extensions.  “Rob and Jacque have worked extremely hard in establishing a culture which embodies teamwork, hard work, hunger for success and humility,” Magic CEO Alex Martins said in a statement. “With their strategic direction and leadership...
Via Thacover2
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic Exercise 15-16 Options On Hennigan, Vaughn

The Orlando Magic have picked up their fourth-year option on the contracts of Rob Hennigan and Jacque Vaughn for the 15-16 season. "Rob and Jacque have worked extremely hard in establishing a culture which embodies teamwork, hard work, hunger for success and humility," said Magic CEO Alex Martins. "With their strategic direction and leadership, we feel we are headed...
Via RealGM
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic extend contracts of coach Jacque Vaughn, GM Rob Hennigan

The Orlando Magic announced Friday they have exercised their fourth-year team option and extended the contracts of coach Jacque Vaughn and general manager Rob Hennigan through the 2015-16 season. Vaughn became the 10th head coach in Magic history in July 2012 and has 43 victories in his two seasons with the team. Prior to joining the Magic, Vaughn spent two seasons (2010-12) as an...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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