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MAGIC RUMORS & GOSSIP

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

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

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
3 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
4 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
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
5 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

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
16 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

Orlando Magic: Payton, Vucevic bright spots during a dark season

Victor Oladipo slamming it home Orlando Magic fans have very little to celebrate this season because the team looks to be heading down the path of another losing season. The team is currently on a three game loosing streak and have an overall record of 22-52.  James Borrego is currently the interim Head coach for the Orlando Magic and is having a tough time leading his team to...
Via isportsweb.com
April 01, 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

WATCH: Marcus Smart ejected for elbowing Elfrid Payton

Marcus Smart didn’t quite make it to the end of Sunday’s Boston Celtics-Orlando Magic matchup. With 28 seconds remaining in an eventual 103-98 Magic win, Smart was ejected for elbowing Orlando’s Elfrid Payton in the face during a drive to the basket.   This embed is invalid   " /> The infraction was initially deemed a common offensive foul, but the officials...
Via NESN.com
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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