Stan Van Gundy | Magic Basketball - Part 22

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Nov 05

Friday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Rashard Lewis is a team-first guy, always quick to mention his teammates before himself when asked about his individual achievements or desires. But throughout the preseason and the early part of the season, one thing’s evident: Lewis loves playing small forward. He played the four during the first three years …

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Nov 05

Revisiting the Issue of Playing Time

Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: Coach Stan Van Gundy and General Manager Otis Smith met Thursday before the Magic’s practice. [...] Their meeting came in the wake of small forward Mickael Pietrus‘ shouting match with Van Gundy near the bench on Wednesday night. Frustrated with his dwindling role, Pietrus was pulled out of …

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Nov 04

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The [Orlando] Magic haven’t taken part in a competitive game since camp began, all their games lopsided one way or the other, speaking of the Miami Heat. [...] Strangely, [Otis] Smith said he could see it coming, given the Magic were on a back-to-back, had rolled through the preseason and …

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Nov 03

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Dwight Howard is 6-for-10 on mid-range jumpers this season, a promising statistic for the future of his offensive game. After making more than half of his jumpers during the preseason, it’s looking more and more like it’s a real part of his game. Howard himself is tired of talking about …

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Nov 02

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy didn’t have any time to relax once he learned about the postponement of Tuesday night’s game against the New York Knicks. Van Gundy had to start preparing for tonight’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He planned to review T-Wolves video on the plane flight from Newark, N.J., back to …

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Nov 02

The Clock is Ticking for the Orlando Magic

Via George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: The Orlando Magic are going to win a bunch of games this season. My guesstimate is that the bar starts at 50 and shoots up from there. Expect lots of good times in the fabulously-plush Amway Center. But the celebratory spirit may come crashing down in the playoff …

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Nov 01

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The loss to the Miami Heat, as embarrassing and as complete as it was, will provide one beneficial by-product for the Orlando Magic. It will allow the players to measure their character less than a week into the 2010-11 regular season. How do they recover from a loss to a rival? How …

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Oct 30

Recap: Miami Heat 96, Orlando Magic 70

Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images BOX SCORE Revenge is a dish best served cold. After months of the Orlando Magic yapping away and tossing verbal grenades towards the Miami Heat in the offseason, it shouldn’t be too surprising that they got what was coming to them last night. In their regular season home opener in …

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Oct 29

Friday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Perhaps the most surprising element of the Orlando Magic’s 112-83 victory was the play of Mickael Pietrus; specifically, the fact that he didn’t play in the first half. Stan Van Gundy wanted to stick to a nine-man rotation, and that surprisingly left both Pietrus and Ryan Anderson on the …

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Oct 29

A Rivalry to Be, or Not to Be: That Is the Question

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images There is no rivalry between the Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat. There is no rich history between the two franchises. Celtics vs. Lakers it is not. History? Boston and L.A. have decades of it. Geography? They are the East vs. West. Bad blood? Five words: Kevin McHale clotheslines Kurt …

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