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Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 28

Jacque Vaughn named Magic head coach

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic Via Orlando Magic press release: Jacque Vaughn, who spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs and was a member of their 2006-07 NBA World Championship team as a player, has been named head coach, Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Vaughn …

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Jul 26

Orlando Magic’s 2012-13 regular season schedule released

Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The National Basketball Association today released its 2012-13 schedule and announced the Orlando Magic will open its 24th season on Friday, November 2 at the Amway Center against Denver. Tip-off is 7 p.m. Orlando Magic season tickets, partial plans, group and single-game Amway …

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Jul 25

Gustavo Ayon’s pick-and-roll abilities

You can forgive Magic fans if they don’t know much about Gustavo Ayon. When the Orlando Magic executed a sign-and-trade with the New Orleans Hornets to acquire Ayon in exchange for Ryan Anderson, a lot of people within the Magic fanbase were asking themselves, “who?” That was to be expected. While Anderson was raising his …

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Jul 24

Getting to know Gustavo Ayon

Chris Trotman/Getty Images When the Magic signed-and-traded Ryan Anderson to the New Orleans Hornets for Gustavo Ayon, many Magic fans were probably displeased. Anderson was one of the sole bright spots on the team last season, while Ayon is hardly six months removed from toiling in complete basketball obscurity. The 6-foot-10, 250-pound 27-year-old had been …

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Jul 19

NBA Mexico Game 2012 to feature Magic and Hornets in October

Via Orlando Magic press release: The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Zignia Live, a premier live entertainment and events company in Mexico, today announced a multiyear partnership that includes a preseason game in Mexico featuring the Orlando Magic and New Orleans Hornets on Oct. 7 at the newly launched Mexico City Arena as part of …

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Jul 16

Magic re-sign Jameer Nelson

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have re-signed free agent guard Jameer Nelson, general manager Rob Hennigan announced tonight. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. “Jameer (Nelson) has been an integral member of this organization for the last eight years, both on …

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Jul 13

2012 Orlando Pro Summer League Recap

July 3 Magic announce roster for 2012 AirTran Airways Orlando Pro Summer League, by Eddy Rivera July 9-13 2012 Orlando Pro Summer League roundup: Day 1, by Alton Clark 2012 Orlando Pro Summer League roundup: Day 2, by Alton Clark 2012 Orlando Pro Summer League roundup: Day 3, by Alton Clark 2012 Orlando Pro Summer …

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Jul 13

2012 Orlando Pro Summer League roundup: Day 5

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic Alton Clark of NBA Playbook is covering the 2012 Orlando Pro Summer League on behalf of Magic Basketball. This is Alton’s roundup of Day 5. Celtics 94, Magic 73 BOX SCORE Being that this was the final day at the Orlando Pro Summer League, most of the teams rest the …

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Jul 13

Magic announce 2012 AirTran Airways All-Summer League Teams

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic’s first round draft pick Andrew Nicholson headlined the 2012 AirTran Airways All-Summer League First Team at the conclusion of the five-day event at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. Nicholson concluded summer league play averaging 12.8 points per game and …

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Jul 13

Magic Basketball Weekly: On the supremacy of pie among desserts

Via angela n./Flickr Hello again, readers! It’s been so long. You look fantastic. Sorry we haven’t spoken in a while. I live in Portland now, where I sometimes write about the Blazers. Listen, though, I’ve been thinking about a major offseason issue, and I thought this was the place to share my thoughts. What I’m …

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