Category: Orlando Magic

Stan Van Gundy: Dwight Howard will Get Mixed Treatment in His Return to Orlando, but Magic Should Consider Retiring His Number

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Dwight Howard makes his return to Orlando tonight and it should be a toss up to see the kind of reaction he will get. Most fans and pundits would think Howard is going to get booed profusely after pushing his way out of Florida for the past two seasons. Stan Van ...

J.J. Redick Admits He Shed Some Tears When Hearing the News of Being Traded From Orlando

Monday, February 25th, 2013

This year's NBA trade deadline was very quiet, with the exception of just one big trade. The Orlando Magic dealt away sharpshooter J.J. Redick just before the 3:00 PM ET  buzzer sounder. The former Duke Blue Devil never really lived up to his billing as a former lottery draft pick ...

Nik Vucevic Isn’t Surprised With His Stellar Play and Wasn’t Bitter About Being Traded to the Orlando Magic

Monday, February 18th, 2013

The Dwight Howard trade isn't looking so bad after all for the Orlando Magic thanks to Nik Vucevic. The former Philadelphia 76er was acquired in the four-team trade back in August and is developing into quite the talent. The 22-year-old is averaging 12.4 points and 11.5 rebounds per game coming out ...

Pat Williams Believes it was ‘Beautiful’ for Magic to Beat Dwight Howard, Calls Last 12 Months Tumultuous for Orlando

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

There's no hiding the fact that the Orlando Magic organization was happy to beat Dwight Howard and his new Los Angeles Lakers team this past Sunday, 113-103. Just take a listen to Pat Williams in the following interview. The Magic's senior vice president opens up about what went wrong for Howard ...

Orlando Magic Coach Jacque Vaughn Refuses To Use The Word “Rebuilding”

Monday, October 8th, 2012

The Orlando Magic no longer have star center Dwight Howard and they have a new general manager and a first-time head coach in Jacque Vaughn. It has most people believing the team has gone into rebuilding mode, but Vaughn isn't "most people." In fact, Vaughn has refused to use the ...

Jameer Nelson Gears Up For Rebuilding Process, Life Without Dwight Howard

Friday, September 28th, 2012

It certainly was a topsy-turvy offseason for the Orlando Magic, and especially for Jameer Nelson. The guard saw his general manager Otis Smith replaced by Rob Hennigan, his head coach replaced by Jacque Vaughn and his star teammate, Dwight Howard, traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. As Nelson gets set for ...

Stan Van Gundy Opens Up About Press Conference With Dwight Howard; Jeff Van Gundy Offers His Support

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Stan Van Gundy has been relatively quiet since being let go by the Orlando Magic in May. He's been in media hiding for quite some time outside of one interview that appeared here on SRI back in mid-August. Appearing on a Grantland podcast earlier this week, Stan decided to open up ...

Jeff Van Gundy: “I think every league should model themselves after the NFL.”

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Teams in the NBA can’t win the championship in the offseason, and the games still need to be played, but the Lakers have put themselves right back in title contention with the moves they have made this offseason. General Manager Mitch Kupchak deserves a ton of credit. After getting his ...

Philadelphia 76ers President Rod Thorn Opens Up on the Bynum-Howard Deal, Says Philly Was Originally Shooting for Howard

Monday, August 13th, 2012

The Philadelphia 76ers were part of the NBA's blockbuster trade of the summer when they, the Magic, the Lakers and the Nuggets got together Friday to consummate a deal that sent Andre Iguodala out of Philly and brought Andrew Bynum to town. Philadelphia 76ers president Rod Thorn joined Mike Missanelli on ...

Jacque Vaughn Entrusted to Coach Magic Through Rebuilding, Wants Players Who Want To Play In Orlando

Monday, August 13th, 2012

The Dwightmare is officially over for the Orlando Magic. It took four teams, 11 players, five draft picks and countless rounds of trade talks and rumors over the past year, but the Orlando Magic finally knew it was the right time to deal their star player. No.12 finally got his wish. He ...