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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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Digging Deeper into Orlando’s Roller Coaster Schedule

The Orlando Magic preseason and 2014-2015 regular season schedule are out in the open. We know when former Magic men like Jameer Nelson, Arron Afflalo, Stan Van Gundy, Dwight Howard, J.J. Redick, and others are coming back to Amway Center. Orlando once again won’t be on a true nationally televised game. Got it. Let’s dig deeper into the regular season schedule difficulty level...
Via Magic Basketball Online
18 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

About inbounding

It happened again and again. One instance in a home game against the Raptors on March 30 at Amway Center. The Magic were down three points and had a chance to tie the game. Make a play to give themselves a chance to win. And they dropped the ball. Not really. Orlando did not even get the chance to drop the ball. The team could not get it in. Maurice Harkless‘ calls for timeouts...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
23 days ago  |  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

Magic extend Jacque Vaughn and Rob Hennigan

The Magic have picked up the option for the 2015-16 season for general manager Rob Hennigan and head coach Jacque Vaughn. The duo is entering the third year of their rebuild of this organization following the Dwight Howard trade and have amassed just 43 wins in two seasons with this young roster. But that was part of the plan. No one had any illusions this would be a quick fix with...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic Extend Contracts of General Manager Rob Hennigan and Head Coach Jacque Vaughn

Working in close concert the past two years, GM Rob Hennigan and head coach Jacque Vaughn have assembled and developed a foundation of promising players that should allow the Orlando Magic to make major strides in the years to come. On Friday the Magic made moves that will ensure that Hennigan and Vaughn are around to see Orlando’s massive rebuild through to completion. Magic...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic seek patience as youth develops

ORLANDO, Fla. -- From general manager Rob Hennigan to coach Jacque Vaughn down to the players who finished out the season, the Orlando Magic insist they have improved from the year before. But going from 20 to 23 victories doesn't represent the type of accelerated growth that makes those around the NBA sit up and take notice. And when Hennigan was asked Thursday what Magic fans...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Rob Hennigan’s Orlando Magic 2014 Exit Interview

Here’s Orlando Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan answering a lot of important questions as the franchise moves into a key period that is the 2014 offseason. As always with ‘Henny’ there was a plethora of information to be digested in regards to the draft, evaluating Jacque Vaughn, how the team met his benchmark goals, what may happen with Arron Afflalo and Jameer Nelson, and...
Via Magic Basketball Online
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers – Orlando Magic Postgame Interviews

It began with Indiana and it ended with another Pacers defeat. We made it to the conclusion of the Orlando Magic’s 25th Anniversary. Though their record doesn’t show it, a lot of optimism can be had for what was accomplished this season for the team and its individuals that represent it. Now the focus is making the step towards playoff contention. Victor Oladipo looked back on...
Via Magic Basketball Online
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: Orlando caps off road slate with loss to Bulls

The lineup combination that the Orlando Magic employed for the majority of the fourth quarter Monday night at Chicago might have looked unfamiliar to anyone who has followed the team this season. But the outcome was entirely too familiar. The Magic concluded their worst season away from home in the franchise's 25-year history with a 108-95 loss to the Bulls. A season-high 20...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Heading toward the end, Nets dispose of Magic

The light is at the end of the tunnel. Everyone seems to recognize that, even Jacque Vaughn as he decided (at long last) to let a decent lineup ride toward the end of the fourth quarter even though it meant playing the same lineup for the entire fourth quarter (a bench lineup at that), making a substitution only to replace a fouled out Andrew Nicholson. Arron Afflalo, Victor Oladipo...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Growing pains in crunch time continue for youthful Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- It's a certainty that many of the least experienced players on the Orlando Magic are going to get thrown into tight late-game situations as the season winds down. Which players? That can be a mystery. In the fourth quarter of their 96-86 loss Friday night to the Washington Wizards, the Magic used some lineup combinations which were a bit out of the ordinary for...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Growing pains in crunch time continue for youthful Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- It's a certainty that many of the least experienced players on the Orlando Magic are going to get thrown into tight late-game situations as the season winds down. Which players? That can be a mystery. In the fourth quarter of their 96-86 loss Friday night to the Washington Wizards, the Magic used some lineup combinations which were a bit out of the ordinary for...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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