MAGIC RUMORS & GOSSIP

Re-Watching the Scott Skiles End-of-Season Exit Interview

I can’t help but continue to go back to the last time former Orlando Magic Head Coach Scott Skiles talked publicly. That came on April 14th in the end-of-season interviews held at Amway Center. The night before, the Magic had just gotten beat in Charlotte by the Hornets. It certainly has worked in Orlando’s favor now with the Frank Vogel hiring, but who would have thought that...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 hours ago

Mario Hezonja still the right choice for Orlando Magic

It has been almost a year since the Orlando Magic selected Mario Hezonja in the 2015 NBA Draft. Hezonja is still the right choice. After an up and down rookie season, Mario Hezonja showed flashes of his sky-high potential. Obviously, a year is an extremely short time to judge a team’s draft pick, but with all things considered […] Mario Hezonja still the right choice for Orlando...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
7 hours ago

Free Agent Power Rankings: Orlando Magic needs

With a pivotal offseason ahead, the Orlando Magic will look to add a few veterans to their stable of youngsters. There are plenty they should be courting. The Orlando Magic made strides this past season, evidence shown by the 10-game increase in wins. But there are still a few needs this team has to fill […] Free Agent Power Rankings: Orlando Magic needs - Orlando Magic Daily ...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago

Orlando Magic not hiding, free agency time is now

The normally secretive Orlando Magic are not hiding their free agency status. They plan to be active and make their move this summer and next to improve. Ever since Rob Hennigan took over as the general manager of the Orlando Magic, mum has been the word on offseason plans. There were always signals, but the […] Orlando Magic not hiding, free agency time is now - Orlando Magic...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago

Orlando Magic are making it known that they will be heavily involved during free agency

Ever since center Dwight Howard left the Orlando Magic, the organization has been rebuilding their roster through the NBA Draft. Going into this season, many thought that the Magic would at least make the playoffs but they disappointed instead. But now that the Magic have hired Frank Vogel, many feel like he could help the team take that next step. Magic CEO Alex Martins feels...
Via No Guts, No Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Frank Vogel is right coach at right time in Orlando

Fun. That’s the most important part of all of this. Frank Vogel was introduced as the Orlando Magic’s 12th coach in franchise history today, and that’s what he talked about. “We’re going to win and we’re going to have fun winning,” he told the assembled media. "We're going to win and we're going to have fun winning." - @OrlandoMagic coach Frank Vogel https://t...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New Magic coach Frank Vogel believes 'future is bright' in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Three days after the Orlando Magic announced Frank Vogel as the franchise's new coach, the team formally introduced him. "The future is bright for these guys," Vogel said during a news conference on Monday. "In my mind this team is ready to take the next step." Vogel, 42, spent the last five-plus seasons with the Indiana Pacers. He replaces Scott Skiles, who...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vogel lands in Orlando as new Magic head coach

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic made it official Friday, announcing Frank Vogel as the organization's new coach.The two sides reached a deal Thursday and a news conference is scheduled for Monday at 1 p.m. to formally introduce Vogel.Vogel replaces Scott Skiles, who surprised the organization when he resigned last Thursday. Vogel comes to Orlando as a proven head coach with playoff...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Frank Vogel agrees to become Magic head coach

Former Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel agreed to become the new head coach of the Orlando Magic Thursday, as first reported by the Orlando Sentinel. Vogel, who was let go by the Pacers two weeks ago, replaces Scott Skiles, who stepped down last week after his first season, claiming he wasn’t the right head coach for the Magic. Vogel led the Pacers to a 250-181 record and five...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: ‘Growing belief’ Magic could promote Adrian Griffin to head coach

Could Orlando be looking to recapture their coaching magic from within? According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Wednesday, there is a “growing belief” around the NBA that the Magic could promote assistant Adrian Griffin to the head coaching position. As for Orlando, there is a growing belief in NBA coaching circles that current Magic assistant Adrian Griffin has a real...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Guard Evan Fournier Tweets Raptors Have Zero Chance to Win a Single Game Against Cavs

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Toronto Raptors 115-84 Tuesday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, taking a 1-0 series lead. The Cavs had another dominant performance, getting into the paint for powerful dunks and easy layups as the Raptors defended the perimeter to limit Cleveland's 3-point shooting. Many people, including Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier...
Via Stack
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic To Emphasize Defense With Head Coach Candidates

On Thursday and again on Friday, Rob Hennigan said the Orlando Magic would seek to hire someone who places a high value on the defensive end of the court. "Sort of the fulcrum of what we're looking for," Hennigan said Friday, "is someone who puts an emphasis on the defensive end of the floor, someone who puts an emphasis on player development and also someone who puts an emphasis...
Via RealGM
14 days ago  |  Discuss

FS Go: Watch Orlando Magic press conference with GM Rob Hennigan at 3 p.m.

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Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Skiles resigns as Orlando Magic head coach

This seemed to be rather inevitable. Coming off a disappointing 2015-16 that started with playoff expectations, Orlando Magic head coach Scott Skiles has resigned his post. The move was made official by the Magic on Thursday, exactly a month after Orlando ended an extremely unsuccessful 35-win regular season. In announcing his resignation, Skiles had this to say: “After much...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

How to turn the Orlando Magic into contenders this offseason

Coming off of a disappointing 2014-15 NBA season, the Orlando Magic were eager to redeem themselves in the 2015-16 season. After drafting Mario Hezonja with the 5th overall pick in the 2015-16 draft, Magic fans were optimistic to see what their new-look team would accomplish. Unfortunately, Magic fans were left dissatisfied once again. With a record of 35-47, the Orlando Magic finished...
Via isportsweb.com
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Offseason Preview: Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic entered 2016 with a 19-13 record, looking every bit like the playoff team they hoped to be. They then proceeded to lose 15 of their next 17 games and Orlando's once promising season ended up with another finish outside of the playoffs and in the Lottery. Before trading Tobias Harris near the Trade Deadline, the Magic faced a crowded roster both on the wing and...
Via RealGM - NBA
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Magic Exit Interviews Leading into 2016 Offseason

The Orlando Magic are certainly disappointed that they are not participating in yet another postseason. The pain of experiencing a horrible stretch from January through mid-March was still in many voices. But they are 10 wins better than last season. They are close to making that next jump. It’s just a matter of how the team chooses to improve itself. Here’s a successful offseason...
Via Magic Basketball Online
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Believing In Magic: How The 1990’s Orlando Magic Rekindled My Love For The Game

Every so often the optical illusion of magic makes the most impossible thing imaginable appear—or disappear. Magicians are best at using misdirection and the sleight of hand while executing the most impractical tricks. Whether making a rabbit come out of a hat, or sawing a person in half, the thrill of the trick is what makes it so profound. From a logical standpoint, it’s hard...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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