News | Magic Basketball - Part 40

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Oct 18

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy has conducted countless practices during his coaching career, but he rarely has held a team workout quite like the one that unfolded Sunday afternoon inside Amway Center. An announced crowd of 8,516 people streamed into the new building and watch the Orlando Magic run a 5-on-4 transition drill and …

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Oct 18

Patrick Ewing Doesn’t Mind Hakeem Olajuwon’s Help

Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “We were fierce competitors,” [Patrick] Ewing said Saturday. “When Hakeem and I faced up, we wanted to kill each other.” Ewing was only half-laughing. Their careers have been intertwined, from college to the NBA. There is more respect between them than reverence, however. Dwight Howard, innocently enough, has …

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Oct 15

Friday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: Magic forward Malik Allen said he hadn’t thought about what happened to him in Orlando three years ago. And that, folks, is a good thing. A great thing, actually. It means Malik’s ticker is ticking like it should. Allen was with the Chicago Bulls in 2007 when he suddenly …

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Oct 15

Classy Move by Stan Van Gundy; Apologizes to Fans

Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: Stan Van Gundy, how could you? How could you not pencil in a single [Orlando] Magic starter Thursday night? Now I realize it was a preseason game and players need nights off. But all of them? No Dwight [Howard], Vince [Carter], Jameer [Nelson], Rashard [Lewis] or [Quentin Richardson] …

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Oct 14

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “An arena isn’t the only magnificent structure recently completed on the [Orlando] Magic‘s campus. As difficult a project as it was, from start to finish, the shiny new place comes in second to what has been built inside its walls. Under construction for years, Otis Smith made the declaration on Wednesday. [...] …

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Oct 13

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Jason Williams expects to reach a milestone Wednesday. He believes he’ll run for the first time since he underwent a knee operation on Sept. 30. This day couldn’t have arrived soon enough for Williams. He participated in just one day of training camp before he decided to have arthroscopic surgery to …

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Oct 12

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “His grandmother bought him a Nerf ball game when he was a toddler. He slept with a basketball by his pillow as he got older. No wonder he has a nose for grabbing a rebound and a shooting eye to die for. And it’s no surprise that he tossed in a …

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Oct 12

An Update on Kay Kellogg, a Friend of Dwight Howard

Via Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: Mama Kay’s real name is Kay Kellogg. You might remember her from this column. She is 62, dying of cancer and had just a single item on her bucket list. Her one dying wish was to meet her hero, Dwight [Howard], before she passed away. Dwight found out about …

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Oct 11

Monday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic possess more depth than perhaps any other team in the NBA. That’s a great thing for the coaches and fans. For a couple of players who won’t make the nightly rotation – not so much. With the Magic playing Rashard Lewis at the three and the four …

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Oct 08

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “A coach known to yell actually listens a bit more these days. In an attempt to communicate better with players, Stan Van Gundy asks one or two guys on the Orlando Magic roster each day about their off-court lives. It could be about a player’s family. It could be …

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