September, 2010 | Magic Basketball

Monthly Archive: September 2010

Sep 30

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Actually, the Heat ought to be on the [Orlando] Magic‘s mind 24/7, sun up, sun down. They should embrace them. [Quentin] Richardson is not alone, as Magic players are already tired and/or agitated when asked about South Florida’s can’t-miss dream team. Agitated a month before the real season begins? …

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Sep 30

Amway Center: By the Numbers

Fernando Medina/NBA/Orlandomagic.com Via the Orlando Magic: 270,181,975 Pounds of concrete used to build the Amway Center. 9,400,000 Pounds of total steel used to build the Amway Center, including six, 380-foot, 150-ton roof trusses which were locally fabricated just six miles from the arena site. The total length of all arena steel roof framing equals 55,287 …

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Sep 30

Interview With Matt Guokas, Part I

Fernando Medina/NBA/Orlandomagic.com For Magic fans, Matt Guokas is a legend of sorts. Guokas will forever be linked with the beginning of the Orlando Magic, serving as the head coach of the 1989 expansion team that featured the likes of Terry Catledge, Jerry “Ice” Reynolds, Reggie Theus, among others, and remaining with the team until 1993 when Brian …

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Sep 29

Jason Williams to Undergo Arthroscopic Surgery on Left Knee

Via the Orlando Magic: Orlando Magic guard Jason Williams will undergo arthroscopic surgery tomorrow on his left knee, General Manager Otis Smith announced. Williams is expected to miss approximately four weeks of action. Williams (#44, 6’1”, 190, 11/18/75) played in all 82 games last season for the Magic, averaging 6.0 ppg., 3.6 apg. and 1.5 …

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Sep 29

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Turning 34 in January, [Vince Carter] needs to squeeze out one very good season. And the Magic desperately need him to, as well. That’s where they are in this madcap chase of the new Heat and the old Celtics. They still need Vince Carter, on given nights, to counter, say, …

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Sep 29

Fact or Fiction: Jameer Nelson Will Be an All-Star This Season

Fernando Medina/NBA/Orlandomagic.com Fact or Fiction presents both sides of key issues the Orlando Magic will face in the upcoming season. Statement Jameer Nelson will be an All-Star this year. _______ Fact One of the arguments in Jameer Nelson‘s favor is that he’s been an All-Star before. In 2009, Nelson had a phenomenal campaign in the first half …

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Sep 29

Orlando Magic Host Select-A-Seat Event for 2010-11 Season

Fernando Medina/OrlandoMagic.com Via the Orlando Magic: WHO: Orlando Magic fans, Magic Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw, STUFF the Magic’s mascot and the Orlando Magic Dancers WHAT: The Magic will host a Select-A-Seat event where fans are invited to see available seats for the upcoming 2010-11 season. This is the inaugural Amway Center seat …

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Sep 29

2010-2011 NBA Blog Previews: Pacific Division

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images Clippers: Clips Nation | SBNation Recap Kings: Sactown Royalty | Cowbell Kingdom | SBNation Recap Lakers: Silver Screen and Roll | Forum Blue & Gold | NBAtipoff | SBNation Recap Suns: Bright Side Of The Sun | SB Nation Arizona | ValleyoftheSuns | SBNation Recap Warriors: Golden State of Mind | SBNation Recap Recaps: All Previews

Sep 28

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “When the practice ended, [Stan] Van Gundy gathered his players at midcourt and gave them the option of holding the day’s second practice later than the scheduled 4 p.m. start time. It’s interesting to me that Van Gundy solicited their feedback, but the players had no objections to going at …

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Sep 28

Penny Hardaway in the 1994 Schick Rookie Game

_______ An oldie, but a goodie. Penny Hardaway was named the MVP, scoring 22 points on 8-of-9 shooting.

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