Orlando Magic | Magic Basketball - Part 96

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Oct 04

Watch Out for Mickael Pietrus This Season

Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: When Mickael Pietrus got word this summer that Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy was flying to Paris to chat with him, the good-natured, but sometimes quirky Magic swingman got somewhat worried. After all, it was Pietrus who vowed that he would be “sleeping with one eye open,” this summer …

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Oct 04

Orlando Magic Launch ElOrlandoMagic.com

Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic have announced the launch of ElOrlandoMagic.com, the new and improved Spanish website which serves as the official source for the Hispanic community to obtain original content and coverage of the Magic, including in-depth game coverage, breaking news, features, video clips, photo galleries, podcasts and more. In an effort …

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Oct 01

The Wait is Over; the Amway Center is Open for Business

Photo by Fernando Medina Via the Orlando Magic: For years, the city of Orlando has generally been branded as the place where Mickey Mouse roams, Shamu performs and kids play. Although that certainly has not changed, there is a new item on the docket for everyone to enjoy and admire. Amway Center, which officially opened …

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Oct 01

Friday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “While the celebration of the new place was going on up the street, the old place was eerily quiet. It was sunny and green and clean outside, but dark and desolate and dusty inside. And nearly abandoned. Except for a skeletal crew of workers, there was no sign of …

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Oct 01

Orlando Magic Exercise Fourth-Year Option on Ryan Anderson

Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic have exercised their fourth-year team option on forward Ryan Anderson, President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Otis Smith announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. Anderson is now under contract through the 2011-12 season. Anderson (#33, 6’10”, 240, 5/6/88) played in 63 games last …

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Oct 01

Shaquille O’Neal Dominated With the Orlando Magic in 1994

_______ Shaquille O’Neal’s stat line against the Timberwolves — 53 points, 18 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks.

Oct 01

Interview With Matt Guokas, Part II

Here’s Part II of my interview (click here for Part I) with Matt Guokas, the television color analyst for the Orlando Magic. In this segment, Matt talks about the Magic’s quest for a championship this season and more. _______ Do you think that Matt Barnes’ inability to hit threes at a proficient rate compared to …

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Sep 30

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Actually, the Heat ought to be on the [Orlando] Magic‘s mind 24/7, sun up, sun down. They should embrace them. [Quentin] Richardson is not alone, as Magic players are already tired and/or agitated when asked about South Florida’s can’t-miss dream team. Agitated a month before the real season begins? …

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Sep 30

Amway Center: By the Numbers

Fernando Medina/NBA/Orlandomagic.com Via the Orlando Magic: 270,181,975 Pounds of concrete used to build the Amway Center. 9,400,000 Pounds of total steel used to build the Amway Center, including six, 380-foot, 150-ton roof trusses which were locally fabricated just six miles from the arena site. The total length of all arena steel roof framing equals 55,287 …

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Sep 30

Interview With Matt Guokas, Part I

Fernando Medina/NBA/Orlandomagic.com For Magic fans, Matt Guokas is a legend of sorts. Guokas will forever be linked with the beginning of the Orlando Magic, serving as the head coach of the 1989 expansion team that featured the likes of Terry Catledge, Jerry “Ice” Reynolds, Reggie Theus, among others, and remaining with the team until 1993 when Brian …

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