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Apr 09

Williams, Anderson named to Magic Hall of Fame

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic Via Orlando Magic press release: The Magic unveiled its inaugural Hall of Fame class on April 9 naming the first two inductees, Magic co-founder and Senior Vice President Pat Williams and the team’s first-ever draft pick and current Community Ambassador Nick Anderson. The Magic Hall of Fame will honor and …

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May 22

Orlando Magic ‘win’ the second pick

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic “With Pat Williams at the helm, did you really think the Orlando Magic were going to lose the ping pong battle? Williams is like a talisman next to a rabbit’s foot in the pocket of a voodoo priest simultaneously sticking pins in makeshift dolls of the other 13 teams.” That’s …

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Apr 04

Monday’s Magic Word

George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Rich DeVos, 85, recently fell in his Grand Rapids, Mi. home. Despite breaking bones in his wrist and ankle, he is determined to get back on his feet so he can travel to Orlando and see his team start its playoff run later this month. Pat Williams, a few …

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Feb 16

Sneak Preview: Washington Wizards at Orlando Magic

Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: “Pat Williams has always been the ultimate optimist. He’s always been the impossible dreamer. He’s always been the Magic man who could transform a no-horse town into an NBA city and turn little pingpong balls into mega-superstars. There’s a plaque hanging next to some flowers out by his swimming pool: ‘Plant smiles. Grow giggles. …

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Jul 26

Penny Hardaway Seeks Closure With the Orlando Magic

Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images Via Shannon J. Owens of the Orlando Sentinel: In Hardaway’s eyes, his reputation in Orlando never fully recovered from the dark cloud of Hill’s firing. He was accused of leading the team’s mutiny against Hill. “He was the captain at the time. But there was 16 guys in …

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Jul 12

A Rivalry Ready to Explode

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: One of the league’s most popular players, [Dwight] Howard has been the driving force behind the [Orlando] Magic‘s comeback as a franchise and their 68-consecutive sell-out streak (including playoffs). He’s helped them to an NBA Finals appearance two years ago and to back-to-back …

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Jul 01

The Familiar Tale of Shaquille O’Neal in 1996

Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Via Chris Tomasson of NBA FanHouse: Just ask Pat Williams, Orlando’s senior vice president, what a disaster it was to lose Shaq in 1996. “It took me 10 years to halfway get over it,” said Williams, who has been with the [Orlando] Magic since before the team’s inaugural season of 1989-90. …

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May 20

Thursday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “It was [Matt] Barnes who revealed last week that his assignment for Game 1 was Ray Allen instead of Pierce, whom he guarded during the regular season. Pierce is averaging 25 points, seven rebounds and five assists per game in the Eastern Conference Finals. Today both Barnes and Magic coach …

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Apr 14

Recap: Orlando Magic 125, Philadelphia 76ers 111

AP Photo/John Raoux BOX SCORE After 21 years, it’s ironic — props to Matt Guokas and David Steele for pointing this out in their television broadcast — that the Orlando Magic played the Philadelphia 76ers in the final regular season home game at Amway Arena. Why? Because the “godfather” of the Magic, Pat Williams, had …

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