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Monthly Archive: May 2012

May 29

Magic waive Von Wafer

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have announced that the team has waived guard Von Wafer. Wafer (6’5”, 209, 7/21/85) appeared in 33 games (one start) with Orlando this season, averaging 5.9 ppg. and 1.4 rpg. in 14.2 mpg. He also played in one playoff game, …

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May 24

Dwight Howard named to All-NBA First Team

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard was named to the 2011-12 All-NBA First Team for the fifth consecutive season, the NBA announced today. Joining Howard on the First Team are LeBron James of the Miami Heat, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, …

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May 24

Magic fans share their favorite Stan Van Gundy memory

Over a span of five years, Stan Van Gundy made a lot of memories during his time in Orlando. On the court, Magic fans got to witness some of the best teams and single-game performances in franchise history, game-winning shots, you name it. Off the court, Van Gundy became known for giving the best press …

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May 24

The Stan Van Gundy experience

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America I used to watch hoops with the same group of guys in undergrad. It always drove me insane and warmed my heart. Inane arguments, at which I’m adept, and inane proclamations — ask me about Harrison Barnes — are two of the things I cherish most in the world …

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May 24

What I learned from Stan Van Gundy

Chris Graythen/Getty Images When the Orlando Magic originally hired Stan Van Gundy as their new head coach in the summer of 2007, as a fan, I didn’t know what to think. To be honest, I knew more about the Magic’s initial coaching hire that offseason, Billy Donovan, than I did about Van Gundy. Donovan was …

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May 24

3-on-3 roundtable: Life after Stan Van Gundy

Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images On Monday, Stan Van Gundy was “relieved of his duties as head coach” according to an Orlando Magic press release. In other words, he was fired. For those who follow the Magic closely, this piece of news should have come as no surprise. On April 5, during Orlando’s shootaround before their game …

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May 23

Dwight Howard named to NBA’s All-Defensive First Team

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the fourth consecutive season, the NBA announced today. This marks Howard’s fifth overall NBA All-Defensive selection (2007-08 Second Team). Joining Howard (41 points) on the NBA All-Defensive First …

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May 21

Magic fire Stan Van Gundy; part ways with Otis Smith

Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: Orlando Magic Chief Executive Officer Alex Martins announced today that Stan Van Gundy has been relieved of his duties as head coach. In addition President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Otis Smith and the organization have mutually agreed to part ways. “On …

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May 09

Wednesday’s Magic Word

The Orlando Magic have a lot of decisions to make in the near future: namely the futures of general manager Otis Smith, head coach Stan Van Gundy, Dwight Howard, Ryan Anderson, J.J. Redick, and Jameer Nelson. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel lists the top 10 issues that the Magic will be facing as they …

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May 09

A vintage performance from Jameer Nelson

If the Orlando Magic had it their way, they would be in Orlando right now preparing for Game 6 of their first round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers. The game would have been on Friday at Amway Center. Instead, the Magic’s season is over, but not before they put up a valiant effort — …

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