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Jun 14

Championship or bust for Dwight Howard

Via Scott Howard-Cooper of Dwight Howard reaffirmed his desire to stay with the [Orlando] Magic, but told on Monday that he will definitely become a free agent rather than sign an extension in the next year and also left open the possibility he would reconsider his future in Orlando if the team does …

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May 06

Bob Vander Weide speaks out

Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: A week has passed since the Orlando Magic exited the playoffs with a Game 6 first-round loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Haven’t gotten over it? Neither has the Magic’s chief executive officer, Bob Vander Weide. “We didn’t get to our goal, so it’ll take me a while and …

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Apr 29

Second Look: Atlanta Hawks 84, Orlando Magic 81

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic face a long, uncertain offseason. Those months off will be filled with questions about how a season that started with such promise ended with such overwhelming disappointment. A team that advanced to the NBA Finals in 2009 and reached the Eastern Conference finals in 2010 didn’t …

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Apr 28

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks, Game 6

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy reached into his bag of rhetorical tricks Wednesday — all the way back to his seventh-grade phys-ed class. Van Gundy and his classmates were about to do a six-minute run as part of a physical-fitness test, and one of Van Gundy’s friends asked, ‘Coach, how do …

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Jan 20

The Orlando Magic Youth Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund, distributes $1 million to the Central Florida community

Photo taken by Gary Bassing Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic Youth Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund (OMYF-MFF), in a surprise ceremony presented checks totaling $1 million to 19 grantee organizations from three counties in Central Florida (Orange, Seminole and Osceola). The presentation of the OMYF All-Star Team was held on Wednesday, January 19 …

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Nov 25

Giving Back to the Central Florida Community on Thanksgiving

Via John Denton of Jameer Nelson vividly remembers a time as a child when his family often had trouble making ends meet and holiday meals weren’t quite so hearty while growing up in a rough part of Chester, Pa. So when Nelson got word that Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy was funding a …

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Oct 28

New TV Show “Inside the Magic: 10-10-10 Opening Night” Premieres 11/3 on Fox Sports Florida

Via Fox Sports Florida: The first 2010-11 edition of Sun Sports/FOX Sports Florida’s acclaimed “Inside the Magic” series premieres Wednesday, November 3, at 10:00pm ET on FOX Sports Florida immediately following the Minnesota @ Orlando game telecast. “Inside the Magic: 10-10-10 Opening Night” will feature: Hosted by former Miss Florida and now FOX Sports Florida/Sun …

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Jul 29

Thursday’s Magic Word

Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: It’s hard to draw any conclusions about how they’ll play together from such a small sample size. My impression, based on their overall performance last season, is that [Brandon] Bass‘ best skill is scoring. 5.8 points in only 13.0 minutes per game last year, on a career-best 51.1% …

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Jul 29

Rashard Lewis is Expected to See More Minutes at Small Forward

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Via George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: I had a nice conversation with Magic Bob Vander Weide — now the chief executive officer and vice chairman of the franchise — following Wednesday’s press conference. Glib and insightful as always, Vander Weide addressed the team’s style of play last season. Not …

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Jul 28

Wednesday’s Magic Word

George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: “There will be some reactionary backlash to the expensive pile of contract extensions and promotions that keep the Orlando Magic leadership team in play for a few more seasons. The ghost of Fran Vázquez will rise up from Spain. John Weisbrod will show up wearing a hockey mask. Little Penny will …

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