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Report: Magic will retain two assistant coaches

Just because the Magic brought in a new head coach this offseason doesn't mean there will be turnover on the entire coaching staff over the summer. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel has a report on the status of their bench:The Magic fired Jacque Vaughn midway through last season and let James Borrego finish out the year as interim head coach. He has since left for the Spurs...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: the next Golden State Warriors?

They may never be mentioned as one of the all-time great teams, but the Golden State Warriors have forever altered the trajectory of the NBA. Not because of what they did but how they did it, and with the Warriors serving as a template of inspiration, the Orlando Magic is primed to become the NBA’s next great team. It sounds like the beginning of a drunken stupor that Orlando is...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MBO Roundtable: Orlando 2015 Free Agency Edition

The 2015 NBA Free Agency is still ongoing, but the Orlando Magic appear to be mostly done with moves and signings. We start chatting about what type of squad Scott Skiles is going to have for the 2015-2016 campaign. Welcome to another edition of MBO roundtable. I’m Adam Papageorgiou and joining me for this fearsome foursome chat are Brian Serra, Spenser Strode, and Juan Toribio...
Via Magic Basketball Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando to Play January 14, 2016 Regular Season Game in London

Courtesy of NBA.com That would be in England. The Orlando Magic will return to London to play a regular season game against the Toronto Raptors at The O2 arena on Janaury 14, 2016 as part of NBA Global Games. This will mark the league’s sixth regular season game in London. Tickets for the game in London will go on sale at the beginning of the 2015-2016 NBA season. Orlando personnel will...
Via Magic Basketball Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic to play Raptors in regular-season NBA game in London

LONDON (AP) -- The NBA says the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors will play a regular-season game in London on Jan. 14. It will be the sixth league game played at the O2 Arena in the British capital. Before 2011, games in London were only exhibitions. Magic coach Scott Skiles says "I remember playing in London with the Magic in 1993 and I am sure our current players will relish this...
Via Fox Sports Florida
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic to face Raptors in regular-season game in London

LONDON -- The NBA says the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors will play a regular-season game in London on Jan. 14. It will be the sixth league game played at the O2 Arena in the British capital. Before 2011, games in London were only exhibitions. Magic coach Scott Skiles says "I remember playing in London with the Magic in 1993 and I am sure our current players will relish this unique...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic to play Raptors in regular-season NBA game in London

LONDON (AP) The NBA says the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors will play a regular-season game in London on Jan. 14. It will be the sixth league game played at the O2 Arena in the British capital. Before 2011, games in London were only exhibitions. Magic coach Scott Skiles says ''I remember playing in London with the Magic in 1993 and I am sure our current players will relish this...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic to play Raptors in regular-season NBA game in London

LONDON (AP) The NBA says the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors will play a regular-season game in London on Jan. 14. It will be the sixth league game played at the O2 Arena in the British capital. Before 2011, games in London were only exhibitions. Magic coach Scott Skiles says ''I remember playing in London with the Magic in 1993 and I am sure our current players will relish this...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Maurice Harkless Has Reportedly Been Traded to Portland

If it’s coming from Yahoo! Sports‘ Adrian Wojnarowski, it’s most definitely true. The Orlando Magic have reportedly traded Maurice Harkless to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for a future second round pick. Why deal the 6’8″ Small Forward now? For such a low return too when you got have gotten the same return back in January or February? I had high hopes that Harkless...
Via Magic Basketball Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic players are excited to play for new assistant coach Adrian Griffin

The Magic brought in assistant coach Adrian Griffin upon hiring Scott Skiles to become head coach of the team. Now, Magic players are talking about how excited they are to play for the man who was once a long-time NBA journeyman as a player.From John Denton of NBA.com:(H/t NBA.com.)Photo Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic will sign Tobias Harris to 4-year deal

The Orlando Magic missed out on top target Paul Millsap, but they’re not letting Plan B skip town. According to RealGM’s Shams Charania, the Magic have agreed to a four-year, $64 million contract with restricted free agent Tobias Harris. Tobias Harris agreed on a four-year, $64 million deal with Orlando, league sources tell RealGM. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down Orlando’s ‘Blue’ Summer League Squad

The Orlando Magic are gearing up to host their annual Summer League at Amway Center. It all tips off Saturday July 4th and will run for a week. 10 teams will participate, 2 of those squads will actually be the Magic’s. Orlando will have a ‘Blue’ Magic team, and a ‘White’ team. Those two squads won’t face each other unless they were to meet on ‘Championship Friday...
Via Magic Basketball Online
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Hezonja’s NBA Passion Can’t Be Questioned With Buyout Talks

The Orlando Magic will be introducing Mario Hezonja to the franchise’s fan base in the Amway Center press conference room, and it’s going to happen some time this week. It’s just not known at the moment when exactly. That’s due in part to a buyout that needs to be negotiated and finalized between Hezonja and FC Barcelona. According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel...
Via Magic Basketball Online
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando Announces Scott Skiles’ 2015-2016 Coaching Staff

Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images The Orlando Magic have officially named Adrian Griffin, Monte Mathis, Mario Elie, and Conner Henry as assistant coaches. Griffin is the lead assistant. Along with those gentlemen, Scott Skiles has retained Laron Profit and Jay Hernandez as assistant coaches/player development. The Magic coaching staff is considered complete at this instance...
Via Magic Basketball Online
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Rob Hennigan and Scott Skiles Discuss Drafting Mario Hezonja

The Orlando Magic Draft War Room was all smiles, handshakes, and high fives after selecting Croatian wing man Mario Hezonja with their 5th overall pick. They admire Super Mario’s love of the game, his swagger, work ethic, offensive skills, and that he can play both SF and SG. Skiles was not shy to point out he can be a better defender, but Hezonja has all of the tools coming from...
Via Magic Basketball Online
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Draft ‘Super’ Mario Hezonja with #5 Pick

No, it’s not Mario Kasun. The Orlando Magic passed up on Justise Winslow and Willie Cauley-Stein and picked a guy they’ve interviewed and had their eyes on for over a year…Mario Hezonja. The Croatian 6’8″ wing player is as confident as he is good from launching jump shots. There is a buyout that needs to be negotiated with Barcelona to release him from his contract, but...
Via Magic Basketball Online
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Gordon Can Start Opening Night Next Season

This is an MBO series of 2014-2015 Orlando Magic seasonal player recaps and evaluations. As the NBA Draft and free agency approach, we’ll dive into statistics, highlights, and more as we dissect the 15-man roster and figure out who should stay and who should go as we enter a very important offseason in the franchise’s history.  Previously in the series:#2 O’Quinn#3 Dedmon...
Via Magic Basketball Online
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Should The Magic Trade Down To Get a Shooter From Toronto?

When the Orlando Magic hired Scott Skiles as their head coach they were signaling the losing has to end and unless general manager Rob Hennigan believes he can get the help his team needs with the fifth overall draft pick, his call to trade down becomes very real. Flipping the pick to the Toronto Raptors may or may not be the best deal Hennigan can pull off on draft night, but it...
Via Pro Bball Report
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Spur Elie ‘Frontrunner’ to be Orlando Magic Assistant

According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, former San Antonio Spur Mario Elie has emerged as a favorite to join the staff of newly hired Orlando Magic Head Coach Scott Skiles. Mario Elie is a strong frontrunner to be hired as an assistant on Orlando Magic coach Scott Skiles’ staff, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — […]
Via Project Spurs
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Skiles Retains Laron Profit and Jay Hernandez for Staff

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel is reporting that the Orlando Magic will retain the coaching services of Laron Profit and Jay Hernandez as assistant coaches on Scott Skiles‘ staff. Both were originally brought in by Jacque Vaughn for the purposes of player development. Profit in 2012, and Hernandez in 2014. The team obviously believes they performed well in their duties....
Via Magic Basketball Online
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

James Borrego Departs Orlando to Join San Antonio Bench

AP Photo/Reinhold Matay Former Orlando Magic interim Head Coach James Borrego has officially departed O-Town and is returning back to the San Antonio Spurs. This time though, he’s upgraded from ‘video guy’ to actually being on Gregg Popovich’s bench. You can’t blame J.B. for passing up on remaining with the Magic and Scott Skiles‘ bench considering he would have stuck...
Via Magic Basketball Online
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Magic hire Adrian Griffin as lead assistant coach

The Magic already knew that Scott Skiles will be their new coach next year. Now, they know who will be stepping in as his lead assistant.Orlando will bring in Adrian Griffin, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. Here's more from Robbins:The Magic still have to fill out the rest of Skiles' coaching staff, but finding a lead assistant is certainly the start of the process...
Via Fox Sports
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Adrian Griffin Becomes Orlando’s New Lead Assistant

Scott Skiles has his first Orlando Magic staffing hire. It’s not James Borrego or Igor Kokoskov, but former NBA player Adrian Griffin. The 6’5″ 40-year-old played 9 seasons for the Celtics, Mavericks, Rockets, Bulls, and Seattle. Not bad for a wing player that went undrafted. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports that Griffin will indeed by Skiles’ lead coaching assistant...
Via Magic Basketball Online
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Adrian Griffin Could Leave Bulls To Join Magic's Coaching Staff

Adrian Griffin appears to be close to leaving the Chicago Bulls and joining the Orlando Magic's coaching staff Griffin coached under Scott Skiles with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Via RealGM
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

What does the Scott Skiles hire mean for the Magic's rebuild?

The Magic are in the midst of a rebuild and recently had to make an adjustment. Jacque Vaughn wasn't good enough. Neither way James Borrego. So, Orlando brought in Scott Skiles to be its bench leader.Whenever a new coach comes into town, questions about fit arise, especially when it's regarding a guy who's entering an organization in the midst of a rebuild. The always insightful...
Via Fox Sports
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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