Monday's Magic Word | Magic Basketball - Part 26

Tag Archive: Stan Van Gundy

Oct 04

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Have the Orlando Magic improved? Did Dwight Howard diversify his offensive game over the summer? Will free-agent signees Quentin Richardson and Chris Duhon make a positive impact? We’ll begin to find out at 8:30 Tuesday night. The Magic will open their preseason schedule against the Houston Rockets in Hidalgo, Texas, a city just a few outlet …

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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 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

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

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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Sep 29

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Turning 34 in January, [Vince Carter] needs to squeeze out one very good season. And the Magic desperately need him to, as well. That’s where they are in this madcap chase of the new Heat and the old Celtics. They still need Vince Carter, on given nights, to counter, say, …

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Sep 29

Fact or Fiction: Jameer Nelson Will Be an All-Star This Season

Fernando Medina/NBA/Orlandomagic.com Fact or Fiction presents both sides of key issues the Orlando Magic will face in the upcoming season. Statement Jameer Nelson will be an All-Star this year. _______ Fact One of the arguments in Jameer Nelson‘s favor is that he’s been an All-Star before. In 2009, Nelson had a phenomenal campaign in the first half …

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Sep 28

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “When the practice ended, [Stan] Van Gundy gathered his players at midcourt and gave them the option of holding the day’s second practice later than the scheduled 4 p.m. start time. It’s interesting to me that Van Gundy solicited their feedback, but the players had no objections to going at …

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Sep 28

A Sneak Peak at the Amway Center

Fernando Medina/OrlandoMagic.com October 1 is almost here and that only means one thing. The grand opening of the Amway Center is upon us. As the community of Orlando prepares to check out the new digs on Friday, take a minute out of your day to preview what your eyes will bestow upon sooner or later. As …

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