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Orlando Magic hope Skiles can right sinking ship

The Orlando Magic have again hired one of the franchise’s former point guards to lead the team, but this time, Orlando went with one with previous head coaching experience. On Friday, Scott Skiles was introduced as the team’s 12th head coach. An original member of the Orlando Magic, Skiles averaged nearly 13 points and over 7 assists during the franchise’s first five seasons...
Via Crossover Chronicles
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Magic Dancers to Hold Auditions in June

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports The Orlando Magic Dancers will hold their first round of auditions on Saturday June 6th for the ’15-’16 season. For the first time in team history, the finals will be held in Nassau, Bahamas at the Convention, Arts, and Entertainment Center of Baha Mar Hotel & Casino on June 19th. The first round of auditions will be closed to the public...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Grading Their Season

  (Source: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Season Summary The Magic’s season was far from successful from a competition perspective, but the development of their youthful talents was a major bonus to a relatively poor season. Prior to the season’s beginning, Orlando brought in the likes of Channing Frye and Ben Gordon...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic's Victor Oladipo leaves inspiring message for students at school for deaf

Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo visited the Model Secondary School for the Deaf  on Wednesday where he addressed students about his upbringing, his life as a professional athlete and his sister Kendra who lost her hearing in second grade. Kendra is now a substitute teacher at Model. As you can see in the video above, Oladipo's speech was translated into sign language. Then later...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

16 Years Later, Scott Skiles May Get His Magic Gig After All

Let’s backtrack to this time in 1999, Orlando Magic fans. The Magic were knocked out of the first round of the postseason by the younger Philadelphia 76ers. Chuck Daly had just walked away as Head Coach. Bob Vander Weide and John Gabriel were on the hunt for a quick replacement with the NBA Draft and free agency a month away. The top candidates on a short list? Doc Rivers...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Who should the Magic consider trading this offseason?

The Magic are looking for a new coach and upgrades to a roster that won just 25 games this past season. They're young and developing, but that doesn't mean everyone is off the table when it comes to trades.Over at Rant Sports, Kareem Gantt discusses five guys Orlando could be smart to deal this summer. Here are a couple of snippets:Read the whole piece here.(H/t to Kareem Gantt at...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic are reportedly close to hiring Scott Skiles as new head coach

The NBA’s head coach carousel looked like it might wait for Tom Thibodeau’s fate to be known, before it started turning. Now, not so...
Via Athlon Sports
3 days 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
6 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
9 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
10 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
10 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson, Game 6 of the 1980 NBA Finals, and the Insanity of it All

Magic Johnson wasn’t always a household name. Long before there was Hall of Fame Magic Johnson or “one of the greatest players to ever play” Magic Johnson, there was simply Magic Johnson — an exciting rookie who was coming off one of the most hyped, mythologized, and historically ingraining NCAA tournament championship games in the history of college basketball. It was...
Via Bloguin Best
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic to play preseason game in Brazil

Get your passports ready, Orlando Magic fans, your team is headed to Brazil. According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, the Magic will travel to Rio De Janeiro to play a preseason game against Brazilian team Flamengo on Oct. 17 at HSBC Arena. As Robbins noted, the franchise’s participation in this exhibition “is no accident.” Magic executives sought this trip due...
Via Sportsnaut
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Knicks, Magic combine to set embarrassing record

Now in the final week of the regular season, there is going to be some pretty bad basketball come down the pike. Teams are either resting stars in preparation for the playoffs or playing out the string in the cellar of their respective divisions. Saturday night’s game between the Orlando Magic and New York Knicks was no exception. These two teams, a combined 40-118 on the season...
Via Sportsnaut
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Orlando Magic to Extend Contract of GM Rob Hennigan

Despite a turbulent season that culminated in the firing of head coach Jacque Vaughn, the Orlando Magic are looking to extend the contract of general manager Rob Hennigan, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. On the surface, it would seem such a decision is premature. The Magic are in the third year of a rebuilding effort and remain a long way from contention in the...
Via Sportsnaut
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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