Press Releases | Magic Basketball - Part 11

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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 04

Ryan Anderson wins NBA’s Most Improved Player award

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Via an Orlando Magic press release: Ryan Anderson of the Orlando Magic is the winner of the 2011-12 Kia NBA Most Improved Player Award, the NBA announced today. The annual award is presented to a player who has made a significant improvement from the previous season. Anderson received 260 of …

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Jul 19

Orlando Magic’s 2011-12 regular season schedule released

Via the Orlando Magic: The National Basketball Association today released its 2011-12 schedule and announced the Orlando Magic will open its 23rd season on Wednesday, November 2 at Amway Center against Charlotte. Tip-off is 7 p.m. Orlando Magic season tickets, partial plans, group and single-game Amway Center suite rental opportunities are on sale now. Ticket …

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Jun 29

Orlando Magic guard J.J. Redick appears at basketball camp

Via the Orlando Magic: On Tuesday, June 28, Orlando Magic guard J.J. Redick appeared at his Orlando Magic basketball camp at the Orlando Sports Center. J.J. Redick’s 2011 Orlando Magic Basketball Camp is a unique camp experience that allows youth basketball players the opportunity to learn alongside an NBA pro. The week-long camp features appearances …

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Jun 24

Magic select DeAndre Liggins in the 2011 NBA Draft

Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic selected guard DeAndre Liggins in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft. Liggins (6’6”, 209, 3/31/88) appeared in 100 career games at the University of Kentucky, averaging 5.8 ppg., 3.0 rpg. and 2.1 rpg. in 21.9 minpg. during his collegiate …

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Jun 24

Magic acquire draft rights to Justin Harper

Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic have acquired the draft rights to forward/center Justin Harper (32nd overall of the 2011 NBA Draft) in exchange for two future second round draft picks. Harper (6’10”, 225, 8/30/89) appeared in 137 career games at the University of Richmond, averaging 10.6 ppg. and …

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Jun 23

Orlando Magic forward Ryan Anderson appears at basketball camp

Photo by Gary Bassing Via the Orlando Magic: On Tuesday, June 21, Orlando Magic forward Ryan Anderson appeared at his Orlando Magic basketball camp at the Orlando Sports Center. Ryan Anderson’s 2011 Orlando Magic Basketball Camp is a unique camp experience that allows youth basketball players the opportunity to learn alongside an NBA pro. The …

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Jun 23

Orlando Magic President Alex Martins named to Orlando Magazine’s Most Powerful People list

Via the Orlando Magic: In the past year alone, Orlando Magic President Alex Martins not only oversaw the finishing touches on the construction and grand opening of the dazzling Amway Center, but he also served in a leadership role for a franchise that set new highs for season tickets sold and won at least 50 …

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Jun 22

ESPN The Magazine Ultimate Standings ranks Amway Center tops in NBA

Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic Via the Orlando Magic: When it opened last October, Orlando’s Amway Center was widely hailed as the finest arena not only in the NBA, but in all of North America. And largely because of the dazzling new facility – not to mention the game-day promotions and friendly, accessible environment – the Orlando …

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