August, 2010 | Magic Basketball - Part 2

Monthly Archive: August 2010

Aug 26

Orlando Magic and Fairwinds Credit Union Extend Partnership

Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic announced today a new, multi-year relationship with FAIRWINDS Credit Union. The partnership includes presence in the new Amway Center, along with the opportunity for FAIRWINDS Credit Union to offer an Orlando Magic-branded debit card to its members for the third consecutive year. The Magic and FAIRWINDS Credit Union …

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Aug 25

Wednesday’s Magic Word

John Krolik of ProBasketballTalk: “Bosh was the starting power forward on the worst defensive team in basketball last season, and that’s not a thrilling bullet point to have on one’s resume. Bosh hasn’t definitively proven that he’s a bad defender, but he sure hasn’t proven that he’s a good one. The best precedent for those hoping …

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Aug 25

The Art of the Fastbreak by Penny Hardaway

Aug 25

Fact or Fiction Returns to Magic Basketball

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Last year around this time, I introduced a feature at Orlando Pinstriped Post — then known as Third Quarter Collapse — called “Fact or Fiction.” For those that watch, or have watched, ESPN regularly on television, the premise is very simple — a statement is made about something (ex: the …

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Aug 24

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Cohen of OrlandoMagic.com: “Heart, passion and devotion are just some words that describe international athletic competition. From the Olympics to the World Cup to the Little League World Series, global sporting events reveal an unparalleled spirit in an athlete. Although some are more patriotic than others, it seems athletes unveil more vigor, emotion and …

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Aug 24

Orlando Magic Single-Game Tickets for the 2010-11 Preseason on Sale Thursday

Via the Orlando Magic: Single-game tickets for the 2010-11 Orlando Magic preseason will go on sale to the general public Thursday, August 26 at 12:00 p.m. The Magic will make its debut in the Amway Center when they host their first preseason game at the brand new facility on Sunday, October 10 against New Orleans. …

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Aug 24

Video Highlights: Marcin Gortat

It’s been a busy off-season for Marcin Gortat, as he’s been hard at work trying to position the Polish national team towards qualification for EuroBasket 2011. After a horrid first game against Georgia on August 2, in which Gortat was “destroyed” by Zaza Pachulia in their head-to-head matchup, the “Polish Machine” has redeemed himself with …

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Aug 23

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Marcin Gortat had a big game in Poland’s 75-71 victory over Bulgaria on Monday. Gortat scored a game-high 23 points on 9-of-14 shooting. He also collected nine rebounds, blocked three shots and dished out two assists. With the win, Poland improved its record to 4-3 as it attempts to qualify for next …

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Aug 23

Playbook: The 2/5 Pick and Roll

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images In 2009, the 3/5 pick and roll with Hedo Turkoglu and Dwight Howard was one of the centerpieces of the Orlando Magic‘s offense. With Turkoglu’s departure and Vince Carter‘s arrival, the 2/5 pick and roll became the flavor de jure for the Magic. Carter’s involvement in the pick and …

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Aug 23

Anheuser-Busch Partners with Orlando Magic and Amway Center

Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic announced today a renewed, multi-year relationship with Budweiser for the new Amway Center. As part of the partnership, Budweiser, a 21-year partner of the Magic, will collaborate with the team to institute the Good Sport program, receive arena signage and naming rights to the Budweiser Baseline Bar – …

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