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Report: Scott Skiles frontrunner for Magic coaching job

The Orlando Magic are looking for a new head coach and it appears that they have found their top target. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Scott Skiles is the frontrunner for the job. Skiles played for the Magic five seasons from 1989-1994 and also is an accomplished coach. He has coached the Suns, Bulls and...Read More
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Scott Skiles frontrunner for Magic coaching job

The Orlando Magic are looking for a new head coach and it appears that they have found their top target. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Scott Skiles is the frontrunner for the job. Skiles played for the Magic five seasons from 1989-1994 and also is an accomplished coach. He has coached the Suns, Bulls and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Scott Skiles Identified As Frontrunner For Magic Job

The Orlando Magic now have a strong frontrunner for their head coaching vacancy in Scott Skiles. Rob Hennigan has discussed the opening with several possible candidates, but Skiles has clearly separated himself in the process. Skiles has been the preferred choice of Orlando ownership, which has been fond of him since his playing days with the Magic in the 1990s. Skiles has previously...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic front office confident about No. 5 pick: 'We're going to have a lot of options'

The Orlando Magic have felt the sting of falling back in the NBA Draft lottery before, so there's a certain relief that came with Tuesday's result. True, the Magic won't have a shot at one of the potential franchise cornerstones at the very top of the draft, but there are plenty of solid young players in this year's talent pool.After the lottery, Orlando's front office expressed...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic to Host Orlando Summer League July 4th-10th

The Orlando Magic will host the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League at the team’s practice court at the Amway Center from July 4th through the 10th. The 25-game, seven-day event will feature two teams from the Orlando Magic (‘Blue’ and ‘White’), along with the Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Will Face Miami Heat in October 7th Preseason Game

We already know the Orlando Magic will play a preseason contest in Brazil on October 17th. You can add a meeting with the Miami Heat in Louisville, Kentucky on October 7th to the exhibition calendar.   Heat to play Oct. 7 exhibition in Louisville against Magic. Heat drew sellout of 20,074 for preseason game there last season vs. Pelicans. — Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) May...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic Receives All-NBA Votes

The Orlando Magic didn’t have any of its players get named to the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd All-NBA teams on Thursday, but center Nikola Vucevic did receive 6 votes.   Magic center Nikola Vucevic got six votes for the All-NBA teams. — Zach Oliver (@ZachOliverNBA) May 21, 2015   Nik Vucevic finished in a tie for 25th in the All-NBA voting. The top 15 players made the 1st or 2nd...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic & Miami Heat Will Play Exhibition Game At The KFC Yum! Center

Photo: USA Today SportsWe learned earlier in the week that the NBA will be returning to the city of Louisville for the second year in a row for an exhibition game. On Thursday morning we learned which two teams will be playing at the KFC Yum! Center. The Miami Heat and the Orlando Magic will play an exhibition game on the Yum! Center on Oct. 7th. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. May...
Via The Cardinal Connect
3 days ago  |  Discuss

KFC Yum! Center to host NBA Preseason Game between Magic and Heat this year

The Miami Heat and KFC Yum! Center are partnering for another NBA preseason game that will also feature the Orlando Magic coming to Kentucky. JUST ANNOUNCED: @NBAatYum is coming back Oct. 7! Orlando Magic taking on Miami Heat in preseason game. On sale 5/29 http://t.co/jggNV5Z8Js — KFC Yum! Center (@kfc_yumcenter) May 21, 2015 Miami will […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Gordon Revived His NBA Career in Orlando

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#9 Vucevic...
Via Magic Basketball Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Post-Lottery Mock Draft: Who Should the Magic Select?

MAGIC LOTTERY SPOT NUMBER FIVE Now that the lottery has concluded, analysts and NBA executives have a better idea of which prospect will be selected where.  With that in mind, TopSportsReport decided to run an NBA Mock Draft today. Find out who Gavin Felix projects to join Victor Oladipo and Elfrid Payton as the newest member of the Orlando Magic. NBA Mock Draft Link: http://topsportsreport...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Five prospects the Orlando Magic might draft with the No. 5 pick

There wasn't quite as much magic in the draft lottery room last night as Orlando Magic fans would have liked, but at least Orlando didn't slide back in the draft proceedings. The Magic stayed locked in with the fifth overall pick, and now it's time to get to business.Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo have the backcourt locked down for the foreseeable future in Orlando. But who will...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Holds Steady and Claims 5th Pick in NBA Draft

The Orlando Magic finished with the 5th-worst record in the NBA this season. In a bit of a surprise though, the Magic didn’t improve or fall in the Draft Lottery and will be selecting with the #5 selection in the June 25th NBA Draft. The Magic organization has already announced their Draft Party. As reported here, coming into the lottery, the team with the 5th-worst record had...
Via Magic Basketball Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Orlando Magic Willing To Offer Tom Thibodeau $7-9 Million

Tom Thibodeau is more than likely going to have a new NBA job next season. Although the 57-year-old has guided the Bulls’ to five-straight playoff appearances, there is a lot of friction between the front-office and most don’t expect him back. Similarly, several teams are on the market for a new coach – New Orleans Pelicans […] The post Report: Orlando Magic Willing To Offer...
Via Diehardsport
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Grab Your Lucky Charms, It’s Ping Pong Ball Time

It’s here, Orlando Magic fans. Hopefully this is the last time this franchise is in the Draft Lottery for several years. Winning the #1 pick very well could assure that. If you need a reminder, below is my chart of the last decade of lotteries: The Magic have the 5th-best odds at winning the lottery. 8.8% chance at the #1 pick. 9.7% at the 2nd selection. 10.7% chance at the...
Via Magic Basketball Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton Makes NBA All-Rookie First Team

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton has been named to the 2014-2015 NBA All-Rookie First Team. He received 121 First Team votes out of a possible 130. Payton becomes the ninth player in franchise history to be named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. Victor Oladipo received the honor last year. Payton was joined on this First Team by Minnesota...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Duke's Justise Winslow be the answer for the Magic in the draft?

The Orlando Magic won't really know how their NBA draft night might go until Tuesday, when the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery takes place. Anything prior to that is very much speculation, as the draft order is still in the air.But with the fifth worst record in 2014-15, Orlando is likely to end up with a top-5 pick. And if Duke's Justise Winslow falls to the Magic, he could make sense for...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic's lack of transition opportunities helped sink Orlando's season

As the Golden State Warriors continue to demonstrate on their way to the Western Conference finals, speed kills in the NBA. Teams that can get out and run put pressure on opposing defenses, and that pressure turns into wins. But the Orlando Magic were unable to make the most of their few fast breaks in 2014-15, and it doomed the season.That's the conclusion of Orlando Magic Daily...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: The Perfect Offseason

(Source: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images North America) By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Orlando Magic added talent in 2014, but it wasn’t enough to keep them from another poor season. The Magic finished at 25-57 and have some decisions to make going forward. The team has young talent, but the fit of all the pieces in the modern NBA is awkward at best. A backcourt...
Via HoopStuff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson Badly Could Use a Reboot Right Now

This is an MBO series of 2014-2015 Orlando Magic seasonal player recaps and evaluations. Throughout this month of May – 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...
Via Magic Basketball Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Design for Orlando Magic Christmas Jersey is Revealed

There were two things I despised growing up: decreased recess time and cursive. The latter is being adopted by the NBA in their Christmas jerseys for the upcoming 2015-2016 season, and the Orlando Magic are getting one as well apparently. Credit to Paul Lukas of Uni Watch for the scoop. Now this does not mean that the Magic are playing a game on Christmas. That will be determined...
Via Magic Basketball Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Ridnour Looked Semi-Retired in Orlando

This is an MBO series of 2014-2015 Orlando Magic seasonal player recaps and evaluations. Throughout this month of May – 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...
Via Magic Basketball Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Payton and Fournier at Sports Authority Locations on Saturday

Orlando Magic players Elfrid Payton and Evan Fournier on Saturday May 16th will participate in helping with the grand re-opening of several Central Florida Sports Authority locations. Evan will be the Winter Garden location from 11 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. while Elfrid is doing double duty. Payton will be at the Colonial location from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., but will also be up at...
Via Magic Basketball Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Be Surprised if the Magic and Kyle O’Quinn Split

This is an MBO series of 2014-2015 Orlando Magic seasonal player recaps and evaluations. Throughout this month of May – 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...
Via Magic Basketball Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

According to one analyst, Magic's Tobias Harris is most underrated player in the NBA

Mark Twain was not the first person to spout the witticism, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics," but he certainly helped popularize the phrase. And for that, Tobias Harris' agent may very well be cursing the name of one of America's greatest authors, as one statistics guru has argued that the Magic forward is the most underrated player in the NBA.The...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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