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Encyclopedia > Orlando Magic
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2007–08 Orlando Magic season
Orlando Magic
Conference Eastern Conference
Division Southeast Division
Founded 1989
History Orlando Magic
1989–present
Arena Amway Arena
City Orlando, Florida
Team colors Blue, Black, White, and Silver
Owner Orlando Magic, Ltd., a subsidiary of RDV Sports, Inc.
General manager Otis Smith
Head coach Stan Van Gundy
D-League affiliate Bakersfield Jam
Championships 0
Conference titles 1 (1995)
Division titles 3 (1995, 1996, 2008)
Official website nba.com/magic

The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. They play in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and are currently coached by Stan Van Gundy. The franchise was founded in 1989 as an expansion franchise and has had such notable NBA stars as Shaquille O'Neal, Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, Tracy McGrady, and Dwight Howard throughout its young history. The franchise has also been in the playoffs for more than half of their existence (10 playoff appearances in 19 years). Currently, the Orlando Magic play in Amway Arena, and is the only major professional sports franchise in the city of Orlando. The Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... The Southeast Division is a division in the Eastern Conference of the NBA. It was formed when the Charlotte Bobcats entered the NBA as an expansion team in 2004. ... Amway Arena (formerly known as the Orlando Arena, TD Waterhouse Centre, and The Arena in Orlando [1], and colloquially known by the nickname of O-Rena) is an indoor arena in Orlando, Florida. ... Orlando redirects here. ... RDV Sports, Inc. ... Otis Fitzgerald Smith (born January 30, 1964 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former professional basketball player and current general manager of the NBAs Orlando Magic. ... Stan Van Gundy, the brother of Houston Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy, is an American basketball coach in the NBA. From 2003 to 2005, he was the head coach of the Miami Heat. ... The NBA Development League, or D-League, is the National Basketball Associations officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. ... It has been suggested that Long Beach Jam be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the sport. ... Orlando redirects here. ... Eastern Conference is one of two conferences in both the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League. ... NBA redirects here. ... Stan Van Gundy, the brother of Houston Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy, is an American basketball coach in the NBA. From 2003 to 2005, he was the head coach of the Miami Heat. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced ; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, rapper and actor. ... Anfernee Deon Penny Hardaway (born July 18, 1971, in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American NBA basketball player specializing as a point guard and shooting guard. ... Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr (born May 24, 1979, in Bartow, Florida) is an American professional basketball player, currently positioned at starting shooting guard for the Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985, in Atlanta, Georgia[1]) is an American basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Amway Arena (formerly known as the Orlando Arena, TD Waterhouse Centre, and The Arena in Orlando [1], and colloquially known by the nickname of O-Rena) is an indoor arena in Orlando, Florida. ...

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Franchise history

1989–1992

Original Magic logo, used from 1989–2000.

The Orlando Magic officially entered the NBA as an expansion franchise in 1989. A contest sponsored by Orlando Magic team officials and the local Orlando Sentinel newspaper allowed the community to suggest names for their new franchise. The contest of a total of 4,296 submitted entries subsequently narrowed the names to the "Heat", the "Tropics", the "Juice" and the "Magic".[1] On July 27, 1986, it was announced that the committee chose the Magic to be the new name of the Orlando franchise in the NBA.[2] The Magic were one of the four new expansion franchises awarded by the NBA along with the Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves. Initially, the NBA was planning to expand by three teams, with one franchise going to Florida; however, when both Miami and Orlando ownership groups made successful pitches, the expansion committee decided to expand by four teams, allowing both to have a franchise.[3] The Magic became the first ever professional sports franchise in the Orlando area, led by William duPont III, joined with two brothers, James and Robert Hewitt, as general partners and former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Pat Williams. The expansion fee was reportedly $32.5 million.[3] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Orlando Sentinel is the primary newspaper of the Orlando, Florida region. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Charlotte Hornets may refer to several sports teams based in Charlotte, North Carolina: The NBAs New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets, formerly based in Charlotte (1988-2002). ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The term general manager is a descriptive term for certain executives in a business operation. ... Pat Williams (born May 3, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is the team vice president for the NBAs Orlando Magic. ...


The Magic hired Matt Guokas as the team's first coach, who helped the Magic select twelve players in the NBA Expansion Draft on June 15, 1989. On June 27, 1989, the Magic chose Nick Anderson with the 11th pick in the first round, who became the first draft pick of the franchise. The first game the Magic played on November 4, 1989, at the Orlando Arena (O-Rena) against the visiting New Jersey Nets, who won 111- 106 in a hard-fought game. The Magic's first victory came two days later, as the Magic defeated the New York Knicks 118–110 in Orlando. The inaugural team compiled a record of 18–64 with players including Reggie Theus, Scott Skiles, Terry Catledge, Sam Vincent, Otis Smith, and Jerry Reynolds.[4][5] Matthew George Matt Guokas (born February 25, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Nelison Nick Anderson (born January 20, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former pro basketball player. ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Amway Arena (formerly known as the Orlando Arena, TD Waterhouse Centre, and The Arena in Orlando [1], and colloquially known by the nickname of O-Rena) is an indoor arena in Orlando, Florida. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team. ... Knicks redirects here. ... Reggie Wayne Theus (born October 13, 1957 in Inglewood, California) is a former NBA player who currently works as head coach for the Sacramento Kings. ... Scott Allen Skiles (born March 5, 1964 in LaPorte, Indiana) is a former professional basketball player and current head coach of the Chicago Bulls. ... Terry DeWayne Catledge (born August 22, 1963 in Houston, Mississippi) is a former professional basketball player. ... James Samuel (Sam) Vincent (born May 18, 1963 in Lansing, Michigan) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Otis Fitzgerald Smith (born January 30, 1964 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former professional basketball player and current general manager of the NBAs Orlando Magic. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


In the 1990 NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic selected Dennis Scott with the fourth overall pick. On December 30, 1990, Scott Skiles racked up 30 assists in the 155-116 victory over the Denver Nuggets, breaking Kevin Porter's NBA single-game assists record (29).[6] Skiles was named the NBA's Most Improved Player at the end of the season, as the Magic heralded the NBA's most improved record that season. Forward Dennis Scott set a team mark with 125 three-point field goals for the season, the best long-distance production by a rookie in NBA history.[7] He was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.[7] Despite a 31–51 record, there were 40 sellouts out of 41 home games. 1990 NBA Draft - 27 June 1990 - New York City, New York Derrick Coleman 1. ... Dennis Eugene Scott (born September 5, 1968 in Hagerstown, Maryland) is an American former professional basketball player. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... Kevin Porter (born April 17, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former professional basketball player. ... The NBA Most Improved Player Award is the annual award presented at seasons end to the National Basketball Association (NBA) player who has made the most noticeable improvement from the previous season or seasons. ...


On September 19, 1991, the DeVos family purchased the franchise for $85 million and the family head Richard DeVos became the owner of the franchise.[8] The 1991-92 season was disappointing for the Magic as various players missed games with injuries. Dennis Scott played only 18 games, Nick Anderson missed 22 games, Stanley Roberts, Jerry Reynolds, Bison Dele, Sam Vincent and Otis Smith all missed at least 27 games each. With a shortage of healthy players the team struggled through a 17-game losing streak and finished with a 21-61 record. The Magic still managed to have all 41 home games soldout.[7] is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... Richard DeVos, Sr. ... The 1991-92 NBA Season was the 46th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


1992–1996

The Magic history was changed on May 17, 1992, when the franchise won the first pick in the 1992 NBA Draft Lottery.[7] The Magic selected big-man Shaquille O'Neal from Louisiana State University, the biggest prize in the draft since the Knicks won Patrick Ewing.[9] O'Neal, a 7-foot 1 inch center, made an immediate impact on the Magic, leading the club to a 41–41 record.[10] The Magic again became the NBA's most improved franchise, as they improved by 20 games. O'Neal was the first rookie to be voted an All-Star starter since Michael Jordan in 1985.[7] He also became the 1992-1993 NBA Rookie of the Year. Despite Shaquille O'Neal's presence, the Magic missed the 1993 NBA Playoffs because they were tied with the Indiana Pacers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with the Pacers holding the tiebreaker. is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... 1992 NBA Draft - 24 June 1992, Portland, Oregon Round 1 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced ; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, rapper and actor. ... For other uses, see LSU. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ... The 1993 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1992-1993 season. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


Despite barely missing out on the playoffs and thereby receiving the least chance of gaining the top draft pick with only one ball in the lottery machine, the Magic won the first pick in the 1993 NBA Draft Lottery.[7] Prior to the draft, Guokas stepped down as head coach, and Brian Hill was promoted to become the Magic's second head coach.[11] In the draft, the Magic selected Chris Webber, but traded him to the Golden State Warriors for the number three pick, guard Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway and three future first-round draft picks.[12] With the combination of O'Neal and Hardaway, the Magic became a dominant team in the NBA, compiling the first 50 win season in franchise history with a 50–32 record.[13] The Magic were in the playoffs for the first time, ranked the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference; however, the underdog Pacers team swept the Magic 3–0 in the first round, thus ending the Magic's season.[14] The 1993 NBA Draft took place on 30 June 1993 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. ... Brian Hill (b. ... For the Canadian-born former BBL basketball player, see Chris Webber (Canadian basketball player). ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... Anfernee Penny Hardaway (born July 18, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American basketball player in the NBA for the New York Knicks. ...


In the 1994-95 season, the Magic's sixth season, an All-Star forward Horace Grant was acquired as a free agent from the Chicago Bulls.[7] Orlando Magic compiled a 57–25 record, best in the East and winning the Atlantic Division title,[15] becoming the second-fastest team to advance to the NBA Finals in league history.[16] In the playoffs, the Magic defeated the Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, and the Indiana Pacers, advancing to the NBA Finals. The Houston Rockets, though, ended Orlando's dream of a championship by sweeping Orlando 4–0 in the Finals to take the crown.[17] The 1994-95 NBA season was the 49th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The following is a list of players who have been selected for the NBA All-Star Game at least once in their career. ... Horace Junior Grant (born July 4, 1965 in Augusta, Georgia) is a retired American basketball player. ... This article is about the professional basketball team. ... The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, playing in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... This article is about the professional basketball team. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ...


In the 1995-96 season, the Magic again were near the top of the Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division with a 60–22 record, led by O'Neal and Hardaway; however, the Magic were seeded number two, behind the NBA all-time best 72-10 record of the Chicago Bulls.[18] In the meantime, General Manager Pat Williams was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President and replaced by the Vice President of Basketball Operations John Gabriel on April 29, 1996.[19] In the playoffs, after the Magic defeated the Detroit Pistons and the Atlanta Hawks, Orlando met the Bulls in the Eastern Conference finals.[20] The combination of Jordan, Scottie Pippen and rebounder Dennis Rodman was too much for the Magic, and Orlando was swept 4-0 in the Eastern Conference finals. The 1995-96 NBA season was the 50th season of the National Basketball Association, although the league didnt celebrate this anniversary until the following season. ... This article is about the professional basketball team. ... Note: For the actor of the same name, see John Gabriel (actor). ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Scottie Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas) is a former American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and is most remembered for leading the Chicago Bulls together with Michael Jordan to six championships and being one of the best all-around players... Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player best known for his fierce defensive and rebounding ability, leading the National Basketball Association in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and earning NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven times, along with...


1996–2000

In the offseason, O'Neal left as a free agent to the Los Angeles Lakers, dealing a huge blow to the Magic franchise. In the middle of the season, though, urged by player discontent, management fired coach Brian Hill and named Richie Adubato as interim coach for the rest of the season. Under Adubato, the Magic went on a 21-12 streak to compile a 45–37 record, led by Hardaway, Darrell Armstrong, the team's emotional leader, and Rony Seikaly acquired in a trade with Golden State. In the playoffs, the Magic came close to stunning the heavily favored Miami Heat in the first round, extending the series to a decisive game five, even after losing the first two games. In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Richie Adubato is a former basketball coach in the National Basketball Association. ... Darrell Eugene Armstrong (born June 22, 1968 in Gastonia, North Carolina) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs New Jersey Nets. ... Ronald F. Seikaly (Arabic: ) is a retired Lebanese-American basketball player. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ...


The Magic then hired Chuck Daly to be head coach for the 1997-98 season. In addition, Hall of Famer Julius Erving joined the Magic's front office, giving Orlando immense hope for a successful season. However, the season was hampered by injuries, as Hardaway sat out the majority of the season. Anderson, combined with newly acquired free agent Bo Outlaw, led the team to a respectable 41–41 record, just out of reach of the NBA playoffs. In addition, Rony Seikaly was traded during the season to the New Jersey Nets for three role players and a future draft pick. Chuck Daly Charles Jerome Chuck Daly (born July 20, 1930 in St. ... The 1997-98 NBA season was the 52nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950 and raised in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a retired American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ... Charles Bo Outlaw (born April 13, 1971 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American professional basketball player. ... Ronald F. Seikaly (Arabic: ) is a retired Lebanese-American basketball player. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team. ...


In 1998-99, with the acquisition of Matt Harpring and Michael Doleac and a healthy Hardaway and Anderson, the Magic tied for the Eastern Conference's best record in the lockout-shortened season, 33–17. Armstrong again led the team emotionally, winning the NBA's Sixth-Man and Most Improved Player awards. In addition, Orlando also acquired NBA great Dominique Wilkins, along with brother Gerald, who were past their primes but were both still very good. In the playoffs the Magic were seeded number 3 because of tiebreakers and faced the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers, led by Allen Iverson, upset the Magic 3–1 in the first round. The 1998-99 NBA season was the 53rd season of the National Basketball Association. ... Matthew Joseph Harpring (born May 31, 1976 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. ... Michael Scott Doleac (born June 15, 1977 in San Antonio, Texas, USA) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Miami Heat of the NBA. Doleac was selected 12th overall in the 1998 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. ... Toni Kukoč is a sixth man providing instant offense during the Chicago Bulls championship runs. ... The NBA Most Improved Player Award is awarded to the player who has seen the most improvement in play following the previous season. ... Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960, in Paris, France) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA and Basketball Hall of Famer. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia[1]), nicknamed A.I. and The Answer, is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. ...

A special Magic logo from 1999, celebrating the team's 10 year anniversary.

In 1999, the Magic, under General Manager John Gabriel, who was later named Executive of the Year, hired rookie-coach Doc Rivers. Gabriel dismantled the previous team trading their only remaining superstar Anfernee Hardaway to the Phoenix Suns for Danny Manning (who never donned a Magic uniform), Pat Garrity and two future draft picks. The Magic were then a team composed of virtually all no name players and little experience which included team captain Armstrong, Bo Outlaw and a young Ben Wallace, along with Coach Rivers led the Magic to a 41–41 record, barely missing out on the playoffs. At the end of the season Rivers was named Coach of the Year by the NBA. This year was characterized by the slogan "Heart and Hustle", as the team was known for its hard-working style. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Note: For the actor of the same name, see John Gabriel (actor). ... Glenn Anton Doc Rivers (born October 13, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former professional basketball player from Marquette University who played point guard in the National Basketball Association notably for the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, and San Antonio Spurs. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Daniel Ricardo Manning (born May 17, 1966 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi) is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... Patrick Joseph Garrity (born August 23, 1976 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is an NBA basketball player, currently playing for the Orlando Magic. ... For the British MP, see Ben Wallace (UK politician). ... NBA Coach of the Year 1962-63 - Harry Gallatin, St. ...

2000–2004

In the following offseason, Gabriel, with millions of cleared salary cap space, attempted to lure three of the NBA's most prized free agents: Tim Duncan, Grant Hill, and Tracy McGrady. Despite Duncan opting to remain with the San Antonio Spurs, the Magic acquired Hill, a perennial All-Star, and McGrady. However, Hill was limited to 4 games because of an ankle injury. McGrady blossomed into a star during this season, becoming one of the NBA's top scorers. With the addition of Mike Miller from the draft, the Magic compiled a 43–39 record, which included a nine-game winning streak, and once again made the playoffs. Miller won the Rookie of the Year that season. In the playoffs, the Magic faced an upstart Milwaukee Bucks team in the first round. The Bucks won the series 3–1. Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... Grant Henry Hill (born October 5, 1972)) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the NBAs Orlando Magic. ... Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr (born May 24, 1979, in Bartow, Florida) is an American professional basketball player, currently positioned at starting shooting guard for the Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... All-star (also, Allstar or All Star) is a term with meanings in both the worlds of sports and entertainment. ... Michael Lloyd Mike Miller (born February 19, 1980 in Mitchell, South Dakota, United States) is a professional basketball player currently playing with the Memphis Grizzlies. ... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ...


In 2001-02, McGrady led the Magic to a winning record of 44–38. However, Hill was still severely limited by his ankle injury and did not play for the vast majority of the season. McGrady, combined with Armstrong, Miller, and 3-point sharpshooter Pat Garrity, formed the core of the team that season. However, the Magic were defeated 3–1 in the first round of the playoffs by the Charlotte Hornets led by Baron Davis (the team has since relocated, becoming the New Orleans Hornets). The 2001-02 NBA season is the 56th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Patrick Joseph Garrity (born August 23, 1976 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is an NBA basketball player, currently playing for the Orlando Magic. ... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Baron Walter Louis Davis (born April 13, 1979 in Los Angeles, California) is a professional basketball player currently playing at point guard for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. ... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ...


In 2002-03, with the acquisitions of Gordan Giricek and Drew Gooden from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Mike Miller and Ryan Humphrey, McGrady once again led the Magic to a 42–40 record. Despite still not having Hill due to injury, the Magic entered the playoffs for the third straight year. However, after taking a 3–1 lead in the best-of-seven first round series, the Magic faltered and fell to the Detroit Pistons 4–3 in the now infamous heartbreaker in which McGrady was quoted "It's nice to finally be in the second round" after still needing one more win to advance. The 2002-03 NBA season was the 57th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Gordan Giricek (born June 20, 1977 in Zagreb) is a Croatian basketball player who currently plays in the NBA with the Utah Jazz. ... Andrew Melvin Drew Gooden[1] (born September 24, 1981 in Oakland, California) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. A 610, 250 lbs. ... The Memphis Grizzlies are a professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee. ... Mike Miller is the name of the following people: Mike Miller (Baltimore politician) Mike Miller, a Maryland politician and President of the Maryland State Senate; Mike Miller (basketball) Mike Miller (musician) Mike Miller (sprinter) Mike Miller (wrestler) Mike Miller (guitarist) This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated... Ryan Ashley Humphrey (born July 24, 1979 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. After a career at the University of Notre Dame, he was a first round draft pick of the Utah Jazz in the 2002 NBA Draft. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ...


The Magic's 15th season in 2003-04 proved to be one of its toughest ever. Even with the acquisition of veteran free agents Tyronn Lue and Juwan Howard, the Magic struggled early. After winning its first game, the Magic lost 19 consecutive games, setting a franchise record. The Magic finished with a disappointing 21–61 record, the worst in the NBA. In the middle of the 19-game losing streak, coach Doc Rivers was fired, and assistant Johnny Davis was promoted. In addition, general manager Gabriel was replaced by John Weisbrod. The 2003-04 NBA season was the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Tyronn Jamar Lue (born on May 3, 1977 in Mexico, Missouri) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. Lue attended Raytown High School in Missouri. ... Juwan Antonio Howard (born February 7, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the Minnesota Timberwolves. ... Johnny Reginald Davis (born October 21, 1955 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former basketball player and coach in the NBA. He played in the league with four teams in ten years, winning an NBA championship in his rookie season with the Portland Trail Blazers. ... John Weisbrod is a former General Manager and chief operating officer of the Orlando Magic, a professional basketball team of the NBA. Born in Long Island, NY, Weisbrod was a hockey player for many years before becoming an executive in the New Jersey Devils farm system. ...


2004–2006

In the offseason, Weisbrod completely dismantled the team. Though he kept Davis as coach, he shook up the player roster, only keeping a few of the players from last season. The most significant trade was that of Tracy McGrady. McGrady, discontent with the Magic, wished to move on; Weisbrod accused McGrady of "slacking off" and not attending practices (McGrady later admitted that he did not give 100% percent during the 2003-2004 season and he wanted the team to bring him some help, he never wanted to leave Orlando). The Magic traded McGrady along with Reece Gaines, Tyronn Lue, and Juwan Howard to the Houston Rockets for Steve Francis, Kelvin Cato, and Cuttino Mobley. In addition, the Magic acquired center Tony Battie and two second-round draft picks from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Drew Gooden, Steven Hunter, and the draft rights to Anderson Varejao. The Magic then signed free agent Hedo Turkoglu. With the number one draft pick, the Magic selected high-school phenom Dwight Howard and traded for point guard Jameer Nelson. Nelson, who most scouts speculated to be a top-10 pick, fell to the 20th pick, and the Magic traded a future first-round draft pick to the Denver Nuggets for Nelson. Clifton Reece Gaines (born January 7, 1981 in Madison, Wisconsin) is a professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. Gaines, a 6 6, 205 lb point guard played high school basketball at Madison West in his hometown. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Steve DShawn Francis (born February 21, 1977, in Silver Spring, Maryland,[2] U.S.) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the NBA. Nicknamed The Franchise[1] and self-described as Steve-O, his on-court and off-court antics have generated considerable controversy throughout... Kelvin T. Cato (born August 26, 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. He is currently playing center for the Detroit Pistons. ... Cuttino Rashawn Mobley (born September 1, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers. ... Demetrius Antonio Battie (born February 11, 1976 in Dallas, Texas) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic in the National Basketball Association. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Steven D. Hunter (born October 31, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois) is a professional basketball player currently with the Philadelphia 76ers. ... Anderson França Varejão (born September 28, 1982 in Santa Teresa, Espírito Santo) is a professional basketball player from Brazil, who plays in the NBA for the Cleveland Cavaliers. ... Hidayet Türkoğlu, widely known as Hedo Türkoğlu (born March 19, 1979 in İstanbul), is a professional basketball player, and the first Turkish-born player in NBA history. ... Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985, in Atlanta, Georgia[1]) is an American basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Jameer Nelson (born February 9, 1982 in Chester, Pennsylvania) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the NBA. He is most famous for being one of the most popular stars of mens college basketball in the early 2000s, representing Saint Josephs University. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ...


After a promising 13–6 start, the Magic began to fall apart. First, Weisbrod traded Mobley for Doug Christie from the Sacramento Kings. Christie, because of his emotional ties to the Kings, at first refused to play for the Magic. Later on, Christie claimed he had bone spurs and was placed on the injured list after playing only a few games for the Magic. Near the end of the season, with a playoff-push faltering, Weisbrod fired Davis after leading Davis to believe he was going to be the team's head coach for the entire 2004-05 NBA season. He then promoted Chris Jent to interim head coach. For the Canadian lawyer of the same name, see Doug Christie (lawyer). ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ... Bone spurs, also known as osteophytes, are bony projections that form along joints. ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Chris Jent (born January 11, 1970 in Orange, California) is a former professional basketball player and coach in the NBA. He grew up in Sparta, New Jersey and played college basketball for the Ohio State Buckeyes, leaving in 1992 after three seasons. ...


Throughout the season, bolstered by Hill's return, the Magic played spectacularly, defeating top NBA teams such as the San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns and the Detroit Pistons. However, led by the erratic play of Francis, the Magic also lost to league bottom-feeders, such as the expansion Charlotte Bobcats and the Atlanta Hawks. However, Howard showed great promise, becoming one of the few players to average a double-double. Howard was a consistent rebounder and scorer, becoming the first rookie to start and play all 82 games in a season. In addition, Nelson, after a slow start, developed into a talented player, taking over the starting point guard position. Hill also returned and averaged 19 points a game. Hill was chosen an All-Star starter by NBA fans, and Dwight Howard and Jameer Nelson were named to the All-Rookie first and second teams, respectfully. Howard was a unanimous selection. The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The Charlotte Bobcats are a professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...


The Magic finished the season with a 36–46 record, disappointing after a strong start. Their playoff push was hampered by injuries in the last quarter of the season: a season-ending broken wrist for sixth man Hedo Turkoglu, a shin injury to Grant Hill, a rib cage injury to Nelson, and a three-game suspension to Francis for allegedly kicking a photographer. In the end, the Magic ended a few games out of the playoffs. Hidayet TürkoÄŸlu, widely known as Hedo TürkoÄŸlu (born March 19, 1979 in Ä°stanbul), is a professional basketball player, and the first Turkish-born player in NBA history. ... Grant Henry Hill (born October 5, 1972)) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the NBAs Orlando Magic. ...


On May 23, however, the Magic's plans were disrupted by the abrupt resignation of General Manager and Chief Operating Officer John Weisbrod. In addition, the Magic announced the following day that Brian Hill, the coach who led the Magic to the NBA Finals under O'Neal and Hardaway, would return as head coach. is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... John Weisbrod is a former General Manager and chief operating officer of the Orlando Magic, a professional basketball team of the NBA. Born in Long Island, NY, Weisbrod was a hockey player for many years before becoming an executive in the New Jersey Devils farm system. ... Brian Hill (b. ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ...


The Magic drafted Spaniard Fran Vazquez with the 11th pick in the 2005 NBA Draft. On July 28, Vazquez stunned the team after announcing that he will remain in Spain to play for Akasvayu Girona, getting ridiculed by media after he was quoted that the decision to stay was made by his girlfriend. The Spanish people or Spaniards are an ethnic group native to Spain, in southwestern Europe, who are primarily descended from the autochthonous pre-Indo-European Euskaldunak, Latin, Visigothic, Celtic and Moorish peoples. ... Fran Vázquez (born May 1, 1983 in Carballedo Lugo, Spain) is a Spanish pro basketball player. ... The 2005 NBA Draft logo The 2005 NBA Draft took place on June 28, 2005 in the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. ... is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Club Name CB Girona Image Founded 1962 Arena Palau Girona-Fontajau, Girona, Catalonia, Spain. ...


Owner Rich DeVos announced on October 21 that he was transferring ownership to his children, with the official owner role moving to son-in-law and team President Bob Vander Weide. The transfer was supposed to be complete by the end of the year.[21] Richard DeVos (1926-) is one of the founders of Amway, reorganized as Alticor in 2000, now distributes more than US$4. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The 2005-06 season opened with high hopes for the Magic despite not being able to add first round draft pick Vasquez. Grant Hill was supposedly finally healed from his multiple ankle surgeries. Dwight Howard and Jameer Nelson showed excellent progress during summer-league play. Kelvin Cato was in shape for training camp. Second round draft pick Travis Diener showed excellent shooting and decision making during the summer. And the free agent signing of Keyon Dooling showed that the club was going to continue making progress. The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Travis Lyle Diener (born March 1, 1982 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA. Following a successful college career at Marquette University, he was a second round draft choice (38th overall) of the Orlando Magic in the 2005 NBA Draft. ... Keyon Latwae Dooling (born May 8, 1980 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the NBA. A 63, 195 lbs point guard from the University of Missouri, Dooling was selected by the Orlando Magic with the 10th overall...


Then the trouble began. Grant Hill, despite his ankle apparently being healed, suffered a painful sports hernia injury that would hamper his play throughout the entire season. After playing in three preseaon games, he underwent surgery to correct the hernia and would not appear during the regular season until mid-December, to which he lasted a month before attempting to make another comeback in February and early March, however only playing sporadically. Then a foot injury to Nelson forced him to sit out over a month.


Then rays of hope came shining down on the season. On February 15 the Magic announced that they had acquired Darko Miličić and Carlos Arroyo from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Kelvin Cato and a 2007 top-five protected first-round draft pick. One week later on February 22 Orlando announced that they had traded Steve Francis away to the New York Knicks in exchange for Anfernee Hardaway (whom they waived two days later) and Trevor Ariza. With a set starting rotation of Battie, Howard, Turkoglu, DeShawn Stevenson, and Nelson, the Magic mounted a surprising run at the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, including an 8-game winning streak and twelve consecutive home wins. The streak included wins against NBA powerhouses Detroit, San Antonio, Dallas and Miami, as well as a game against the Philadelphia 76ers in which Howard recorded 28 points and a career-high 26 rebounds. Unfortunately, not only did a win by the Chicago Bulls over the Miami Heat on April 16 eliminate the Magic from playoff contention, but the Bulls also ended both Magic winning streaks with a 116–112 overtime victory in Orlando on April 17. However, with a nucleus of young talented players and plenty of salary cap flexibility, the future looks bright for the Magic heading into the 2006-2007 season. is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Darko Miličić (Serbian: Дарко Миличић; born June 20, 1985 in Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia, Yugoslavia) is a Serbian professional basketball player who is a member of the Memphis Grizzlies, the third NBA team for which he has played in his career. ... Carlos Alberto Arroyo Bermudez (born July 30, 1979 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Knicks redirects here. ... Anfernee Penny Hardaway (born July 18, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American basketball player in the NBA for the New York Knicks. ... Trevor Anthony Ariza (born June 30, 1985 in Miami, Florida) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... DeShawn Stevenson (born April 3, 1981 in Fresno, California) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Washington Wizards of the NBA. He originally committed to the University of Kansas, but decided to enter the NBA directly from Washington Union High School in his hometown of Fresno, and was... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


2006–present

With the 11th pick in the NBA Draft the magic took the former Duke star J.J. Redick. Even with the fan support to get him playing time he averaged just over 11 minutes a game. After beginning the season strong with a 13–4 record, the Orlando Magic began to suffer in the standings as the result of multiple losses, due in large part to the injuries of Tony Battie, Trevor Ariza, Keyon Dooling, and Grant Hill. The Magic were also hampered with the sporadic play of many of their young stars, who on multiple occasions showed their propensity for streaky shooting and the team's lack of a solid scoring two-guard. Despite the team's poor play, Dwight Howard continued to develop and blossom in his third year in the league, culminating in his first selection to the Eastern Conference All-Star team. The final few weeks of the season saw the Magic build momentum and confidence with an impressive late push towards the Playoffs. On April 15, 2007, with an 88–86 victory over the Boston Celtics, the Magic secured its first berth in the NBA Playoffs since 2003 by locking up the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference. This marked the first time that the team had made the playoffs while posting a losing record. Nevertheless, their Playoff run ended on April 28, 2007 after they were swept in the first round by first seeded Detroit Pistons whose experience, veteran leadership and ability to consistently make the clutch basket proved far too much for the undermanned and overwhelmed Magic to overcome. It was announced on May 23, 2007, that Brian Hill had been fired as head coach of the Magic. is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, playing in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Brian Hill (b. ...

On June 1, 2007, Billy Donovan was named the new head coach of the Magic[22], agreeing to a 5-year, $27.5 million deal with the team. Donovan had previously led the University of Florida basketball team to back to back NCAA National Championships in 2006 and 2007. However, on June 3, 2007, Donovan decided to return to the Gators (according to ESPN's Andy Katz). The Magic can decide whether or not to release his contract as early as the 4th, even though he has been under contract for only two days. On June 5, 2007, multiple sources reported that Donovan and the Magic have agreed upon a non-compete clause, requiring Donovan to refrain from coaching in the NBA for five years as one of the terms of his release from the contract. The clause would address Orlando's concerns that Donovan could accept another NBA job in the near future.[23] Also on June 5, the Magic made a formal offer to former Miami Heat coach Stan Van Gundy to become the head coach.[24] On June 6, 2007, the Magic released Donovan from his contract.[25] According to ESPN and the Orlando Sentinel, the Magic have signed Stan Van Gundy as the new head coach. The deal is reportedly for 4 years, $16 million. Image File history File links WikiNews-Logo. ... Wikinews is a free-content news source and a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Wikinews has news related to: Gators coach Donovan goes pro, will coach Magic William John “Billy” Donovan, Jr. ... -1... -1... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The 2006 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The 2007 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 NCAA schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... -1... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Andy Katz is a senior college basketball journalist for ESPN.com. ... is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... Stan Van Gundy, the brother of Houston Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy, is an American basketball coach in the NBA. From 2003 to 2005, he was the head coach of the Miami Heat. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


On July 2, 2007 it was reported on an Orlando television station that Rashard Lewis agreed to a 5-year, $75 million deal with the Orlando Magic.[26] He ultimately went to the Magic on July 11 in a "sign and trade" with the Seattle SuperSonics, who got a mid-level salary cap exemption and a 2008 second-round draft pick in exchange. Lewis signed a six-year league-maximum contract believed to be worth over $110 million.[27] is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Rashard Quovon Lewis (born August 8, 1979 in Pineville, Louisiana) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic. ... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ...


At the NBA China Games, the Magic swept the three games in China, twice against the Cleveland Cavaliers and once against the Chinese national team in games held in Shanghai and in Macau. The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ...


On November 15, 2007, Bob Vander Weide, the son-in-law of Richard DeVos, officially took over as owner of the team.[28] is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


The Magic started the 2007-08 NBA Season with an impressive 16–4 record in their first 20 games, which included wins over the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers. Through the next few months, the Magic were not so successful, splitting their next 36 games with 18 wins and 18 losses. The 2007-08 NBA season was the 62nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, playing in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ...


Dwight Howard was voted as starting center at the 2008 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans, Louisiana, where the previous night, he won the 2008 Slam Dunk Contest.[29] Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985, in Atlanta, Georgia[1]) is an American basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... 2008 NBA All-Star Game Logo The 2008 NBA All-Star Game will be played on February 17, 2008 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana, home of the New Orleans Hornets. ... NOLA redirects here. ... The Slam Dunk Contest is an annual NBA competition held during the week of the NBA All-Star Game. ...


At the start of March, the Magic seemed to pick up speed again, finishing the month with 10 wins, the first time since November that they won 10 or more in a month. The Magic clinched the Southeast Division title when the Washington Wizards were routed at Utah 129-87 on March 31, 2008. It was the Magic's third division title, but only their first since 1995-96 season, as well as their first since the Southeast Division was formed. They also won their 50th game against the Chicago Bulls on April 13, which had not happened since the 1995-96 season. The Magic finished the regular season 52–30, their best season since 1995-96. With the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference, they will be matched up in their first round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors. The Magic will have home court advantage for the first time since the 1998-99 season. The Southeast Division is a division in the Eastern Conference of the NBA. It was formed when the Charlotte Bobcats entered the NBA as an expansion team in 2004. ... Washington Bullets redirects here. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the professional basketball team. ... is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ...


On April 28, 2008, at Amway Arena, the Magic eliminated the Raptors with a 4-1 series victory in the first round. It was the first playoff series victory for the Magic in 12 years after 6 straight first round exits. The run of success didn't last long as they fell 4-1 to the Detroit Pistons in the second round. With the Magic already down in the series, controversy erupted after the Pistons' Game 2 victory. At the conclusion of the 3rd quarter, Chauncey Billups of the Pistons made a three point shot giving the Pistons a three point lead. However, the clock had stopped just as the play began. NBA rules prohibit officials from using instant replay or any timing device to determine how much time has elapsed when a clock malfunctions, nor is a replay allowed to be viewed from the time of the malfunction to when the play ends, when the game clock has not expired. Because of the rule, the officials then estimated that the play took 4.6 seconds, and because there were 5.1 seconds remaining when play began, the field goal was allowed to be counted. The NBA later admitted that the play actually took 5.7 seconds and the basket in question should not have counted.[30] The Pistons went on to win Game 2. The Magic were able to win Game 3, with the Pistons' Chauncey Billups out for most of the game with an injury, but were unable to take advantage of his absence in Games 4 and 5 and defeat the Pistons, which ended the Magic's playoff run in 2008. is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... Chauncey Ray Billups (born September 25, 1976, in Denver, Colorado) is an American professional basketball player. ...


Season-by-season records

Main article: Orlando Magic seasons

Home arena

Amway Arena

Amway Arena used to be called TD Waterhouse Centre from 1999 to 2006
Amway Arena used to be called TD Waterhouse Centre from 1999 to 2006

Amway Arena opened in 1989 and has served as home to the Orlando Magic since their inception. It was originally known as the Orlando Arena, or the "O-Rena", during its first ten years. In 1999, TD Waterhouse purchased the naming rights and named the venue the TD Waterhouse Centre. In December 2006, the naming rights were purchased by Amway for four years.[31] It is also home of the Arena Football League's Orlando Predators, the Orlando Sharks of the Major Indoor Soccer League, and various sporting and entertainment events. Amway Arena is one of "The Orlando Venues" owned and operated by the City of Orlando. The other facilities include the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, Tinker Field, the Florida Citrus Bowl, Harry P. Leu Gardens and Mennello Museum.[32] The TD Waterhouse Centre in Orlando, Florida. ... The TD Waterhouse Centre in Orlando, Florida. ... Amway Arena (formerly known as the Orlando Arena, TD Waterhouse Centre, and The Arena in Orlando [1], and colloquially known by the nickname of O-Rena) is an indoor arena in Orlando, Florida. ... Headquarters in Ada, Michigan Amway is a multi-level marketing, or network marketing, company founded in 1959 by Jay Van Andel and Rich DeVos. ... The Orlando Sharks are an indoor soccer team set to begin play in the Major Indoor Soccer League for the 2007 - 2008 season. ... The Major Indoor Soccer League is the top professional indoor soccer league in the USA. The league is a member of both the United States Soccer Federation and FIFA. The MISL replaced the NPSL which folded in 2001. ... The Mayor Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre is a major performing arts auditorium in Orlando. ... Tinker Field is a stadium in Orlando, Florida. ... This article is about the football stadium. ... The Harry P. Leu Gardens are very fine semi-tropical and tropical gardens in Orlando, Florida, USA. The gardens contain nearly 50 acres (20 ha) of landscaped grounds and lakes, with meandering trails shaded by 200 year-old oaks and forests of camellias. ...


Orlando Events Center

On September 29, 2006, after years of on-and-off negotiations, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Magic announced an agreement on Orlando Events Center, a new arena in downtown Orlando. The arena received its final approval on July 26, 2007. The new 18,500-seat arena will be located at the southwest corner of Church Street and Hughey Avenue, with construction starting in early 2008 and is estimated to cost around $480 million. is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


The Magic will be contributing $114 million in cash and up-front lease payments and guaranteeing $100 million of the bonds to be used to pay for the facility. It is part of the "Triple Crown For Downtown", a $1.05-billion plan to redo the Orlando Centroplex with a new arena, a new $375-million performing arts center, and a $175-million expansion of the Citrus Bowl. The Magic are anticipating that it will be completed prior to the 2010-2011 regular season opener.[33] City officials said once the new arena is complete, the Amway Arena probably will be torn down.


NBA Commissioner David Stern promised Orlando would host an All Star Weekend once the arena is built. He cited the city's agreeable year-round climate, the presence of theme parks and other tourist destinations, and an abundant supply of hotels. For other persons named David Stern, see David Stern (disambiguation). ... The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... Ferris wheel Amusement park is the more generic term for a collection of amusement rides and other entertainment attractions assembled for the purpose of entertaining a fairly large group of people. ... Tourist redirects here. ... A hotel is an establishment that provides lodging, usually on a short-term basis. ...


Uniforms

  • 1989-90 - 1997-98 — The home jerseys were white with black pinstripes, and black numbers with blue trim. The Magic logo on the jersey was blue with black trim. The road jerseys were black with white pinstripes, and blue numbers with white trim. The Magic logo on the jersey was the city name ("Orlando") and it was white with blue trim.
  • 1994-95 - 1997-98 — The Magic unveiled the blue road jersey, with white pinstripes in 1994-95. It had white numbers with black trim and the Magic logo was the city name ("Orlando") logo with black trim. With the introduction of the blue road jersey, the black road jersey became the alternate road jersey.
  • 1998-99 - 2002-03 — For the Magic's 10th anniversary they introduced a new look designed by fashion designer Jhane Barnes. They removed the pinstripes, but the silky home and away uniforms featured stars as the background. The home jersey is white, with blue Magic logo and numbers with black trim. The blue away uniforms had a white Magic logo (the team dropped the city name for the road uniform) and numbers with black trim.
  • 2003–present - For the team's 15th anniversary, the Magic opted for a cleaner look this time. The home jerseys were white and the Magic logo was blue with silver and black trim. The away jersey reverted back to the city name, and is blue. The logo and numbers are white with black trim. The Magic wore black shoes and socks for being home and away.
  • 2008 - The Magic have announced a new uniform design[34][35] for their 20th anniversary season. It will be the fourth model in franchise history.
Orlando Magic alternate logo, 2001–present
Orlando Magic alternate logo, 2001–present

The Magic participated in the NBA's "Hardwood Classics" campaign in 2003, debuting the retro black away jerseys from 1989 during Christmas Day. It was a little unusual to call the uniform a "retro" since the Magic wore them as recently as 1997-1998, however they have already had three jersey designs in only 19 seasons of play. The following season, they wore the 1994-95 blue alternates for "Hardwood Classics" and in 2005-06, they wore the home pinstriped jerseys from the inaugural year. In 2006-07, the Magic wore the black away retro jerseys again for "Hardwood Classics." This article is about the professional basketball team. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Image File history File links Orlando_Magic_alternate_logo_(2001-present). ... Image File history File links Orlando_Magic_alternate_logo_(2001-present). ...


Bo Outlaw is the only Magic player to have worn all of the Magic jersey designs, and during 2005-2006 "Hardwood Classics," he was the only player on the roster to wear the home pinstriped jersey when it was still the current uniform, having joined the team in 1997 (last season of the pinstripes.) He repeated the same feat in 2006, wearing the black pinstriped jersey. Charles Bo Outlaw (born April 13, 1971 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American professional basketball player. ...


Players

Main article: Orlando Magic all-time roster
See also: Orlando Magic draft history

Basketball Hall of Famers

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Retired numbers

  • 6 - "The Sixth Man - The Fans" (this was unretired in 2001-2002 for Patrick Ewing.)

Current roster

Orlando Magic roster
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Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
PG 30 Flag of Puerto Rico Arroyo, Carlos 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Florida International
PF 40 Flag of the United States Augustine, James 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Illinois
F/C 4 Flag of the United States Battie, Tony  Injured 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Texas Tech
SG 10 Flag of the United States Bogans, Keith 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Kentucky
PF 43 Flag of the United States Cook, Brian 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Illinois
G 5 Flag of the United States Dooling, Keyon 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Missouri
G/F 1 Flag of the United States Evans, Maurice 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Texas
C 31 Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Foyle, Adonal 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Colgate
F 8 Flag of the United States Garrity, Pat 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 238 lb (108 kg) Notre Dame
F/C 13 Flag of Poland Gortat, Marcin 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Poland
C 12 Flag of the United States Howard, Dwight (C) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy
G -- Flag of the United States Lee, Courtney 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Western Kentucky
F 9 Flag of the United States Lewis, Rashard 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Alief Elsik HS (TX)
PG 14 Flag of the United States Nelson, Jameer (C) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Saint Joseph's
SG 7 Flag of the United States Redick, J. J. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Duke
G/F 15 Flag of Turkey Türkoğlu, Hedo 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Turkey
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  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • Injured Injured

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Head Coaches

Name Years Won Lost Win % Games Playoff Appearances Playoff Seasons
Matt Guokas 1989–93 111 217 .338 328 - -
Brian Hill 1993–97 191 104 .651 295 3 1993-94; 94-95; 95-96
Richie Adubato1 1997 21 12 .636 33 1 1996-97
Chuck Daly 1997–99 74 58 .561 132 1 1998-99
Doc Rivers 1999–2003 171 168 .504 339 3 2000-01; 01-02; 02-03
Johnny Davis 2003–05 51 84 .378 135 - -
Chris Jent² 2005 5 13 .278 18 - -
Brian Hill³ 2005–2007 76 88 .463 164 1 2006-07
Billy Donovan4 20074 0 0 .000 0 - -
Stan Van Gundy 2007–present 52 30 .634 82 1 2007-08
19-year Total 1989–Present 752 774 .493 1526 10 1993-97, 1998-99, 2000-03, 2006-07, 2007-08
1Finished 1996-1997 season as interim head coach
2Finished 2004-2005 season as interim head coach
3In his second stint as Orlando Magic head coach
4Resigned after only 4 days as Orlando Magic head coach.
Stats Current as of April 13, 2008

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Media

Television

The current television announce team for the Orlando Magic is play-by-play announcer David Steele and color analyst Matt Guokas. Guokas was the first head coach of the Magic. Whit Watson and Paul Kennedy serve as courtside reporters. Television broadcasts will be split in 2007-08 between FSN Florida and Sun Sports. In previous years, broadcasts were split between Sun Sports and local television stations, originally WKCF and, later, WRBW. Select broadcasts will be available in HDTV. Matthew George Matt Guokas (born February 25, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... Whit Watson is a sportscaster for Sun Sports, the Florida-based regional cable network owned and operated by Fox Television. ... Paul Kennedy can refer to: Paul Kennedy a professor of history at Yale University who is known for his study of the history of international relations. ... FSN Florida, formerly Fox Sports Net Florida and SportsChannel Florida, is a television channel that shows local sports coverage in the state of Florida. ... Sun Sports is a Florida sports broadcasting network, headquartered in Orlando. ... WKCF (CW18) is the CW network affiliate serving the Orlando/Daytona Beach/Melbourne, Florida television market. ... WRBW is a My Network TV owned and operated station serving the Orlando/Daytona Beach/Melbourne, Florida television market. ... Projection screen in a home theater, displaying a high-definition television image. ...


There is a controversy with moving broadcasts to FSN Florida since Orlando's largest cable provider, Bright House Networks, does not carry the network. Pressure is increasing for the cable provider to pick up FSN Florida in time for the 2007-08 NBA season. Since there is still no deal in place for cable companies in major cities such as Orlando and Jacksonville, it is unknown whether the FSN Florida broadcasts will continue into the 2008-09 season. The Bright House Networks logo. ...


Radio

The current radio announce team for the Orlando Magic is play-by-play announcer Dennis Neumann and color analyst Richie Adubato, another former Magic head coach. Games are produced by Magic Radio Network flagship AM 580 WDBO in Orlando, and also broadcast on AM 1380 WELE in Daytona Beach, 99.5 FM WBXY "The Star" in Gainesville and Ocala, AM 920 WMEL in Melbourne, AM 1290 WPCF in Panama City, AM 1590 WPSL in Port St. Lucie and AM 1450 WSTU in Stuart. The Tampa Bay area currently does not have a radio affiliate. Richie Adubato is a former basketball coach in the National Basketball Association. ... News Talk AM 580 WDBO Central Floridas News Weather and Traffic Station Depend on it! Original Call Letters: WDBO Original City of License: Winter Park, Rollins College Originally Licensed: May 24,1924 First aired at 1250 kHz, moved to 1040 in 1927, moved to 620 in 1928, moved to... WXJZ (The Star FM) is a commercial radio station in La Crosse, Florida, broadcasting to the Gainesville-Ocala, Florida area on 99. ...


Joey Colon and Ramon Rivas do Spanish-language commentary on AM 1030 WONQ "La Grande" in Orlando. WONQ (1030 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish News/Talk format. ...


High points

Franchise leaders

Career

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Career Per game averages

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Individual records

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Individual awards

NBA Rookie of the Year The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ...

NBA Sixth Man of the Year Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced ; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, rapper and actor. ... Mike Miller is the name of the following people: Mike Miller (Baltimore politician) Mike Miller, a Maryland politician and President of the Maryland State Senate; Mike Miller (basketball) Mike Miller (musician) Mike Miller (sprinter) Mike Miller (wrestler) Mike Miller (guitarist) This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated... The NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award is the award given by the National Basketball Association to the leagues most valuable player for his team coming off the bench as a substitute (sixth man). ...

NBA Most Improved Player of the Year Darrell Eugene Armstrong (born June 22, 1968 in Gastonia, North Carolina) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs New Jersey Nets. ... The NBA Most Improved Player Award is the annual award presented at seasons end to the National Basketball Association (NBA) player who has made the most noticeable improvement from the previous season or seasons. ...

NBA Coach of the Year Scott Allen Skiles (born March 5, 1964 in LaPorte, Indiana) is a former professional basketball player and current head coach of the Chicago Bulls. ... Darrell Eugene Armstrong (born June 22, 1968 in Gastonia, North Carolina) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs New Jersey Nets. ... Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr (born May 24, 1979, in Bartow, Florida) is an American professional basketball player, currently positioned at starting shooting guard for the Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Hidayet Türkoğlu, widely known as Hedo Türkoğlu (born March 19, 1979 in İstanbul), is a professional basketball player, and the first Turkish-born player in NBA history. ... The person recognized as the NBA Coach of the Year receives the Red Auerbach Trophy. ...

NBA Executive of the Year Glenn Anton Doc Rivers (born October 13, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former professional basketball player from Marquette University who played point guard in the National Basketball Association notably for the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, and San Antonio Spurs. ... The NBA Executive of the Year Award is the award given by the National Basketball Association to the leagues best front office executive. ...

All-NBA First Team Note: For the actor of the same name, see John Gabriel (actor). ... The Associated Press All-NBA Team, also known simply as the All-NBA Team, is an annual honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season. ...

All-NBA Second Team Anfernee Penny Hardaway (born July 18, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American basketball player in the NBA for the New York Knicks. ... Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr (born May 24, 1979, in Bartow, Florida) is an American professional basketball player, currently positioned at starting shooting guard for the Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985, in Atlanta, Georgia[1]) is an American basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Associated Press All-NBA Team, also known simply as the All-NBA Team, is an annual honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season. ...

All-NBA Third Team Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced ; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, rapper and actor. ... Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr (born May 24, 1979, in Bartow, Florida) is an American professional basketball player, currently positioned at starting shooting guard for the Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Associated Press All-NBA Team, also known simply as the All-NBA Team, is an annual honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season. ...

NBA All-Defensive First Team Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced ; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, rapper and actor. ... Anfernee Penny Hardaway (born July 18, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American basketball player in the NBA for the New York Knicks. ... Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985, in Atlanta, Georgia[1]) is an American basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The NBA All-Defensive Team is the NBAs annual honor given to the best defensive players in the NBA during the regular season. ...


NBA All-Defensive Second Team The NBA All-Defensive Team is the NBAs annual honor given to the best defensive players in the NBA during the regular season. ...

NBA Rookie First Team Horace Junior Grant (born July 4, 1965 in Augusta, Georgia) is a retired American basketball player. ... Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985, in Atlanta, Georgia[1]) is an American basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The NBA All-Rookie Team is a set of annual awards recognizing the top rookies in the National Basketball Association. ...

NBA Rookie Second Team Dennis Eugene Scott (born September 5, 1968 in Hagerstown, Maryland) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced ; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, rapper and actor. ... Anfernee Penny Hardaway (born July 18, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American basketball player in the NBA for the New York Knicks. ... Matthew Joseph Harpring (born May 31, 1976 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. ... Mike Miller is the name of the following people: Mike Miller (Baltimore politician) Mike Miller, a Maryland politician and President of the Maryland State Senate; Mike Miller (basketball) Mike Miller (musician) Mike Miller (sprinter) Mike Miller (wrestler) Mike Miller (guitarist) This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated... Andrew Melvin Drew Gooden[1] (born September 24, 1981 in Oakland, California) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. A 610, 250 lbs. ... Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985, in Atlanta, Georgia[1]) is an American basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The NBA All-Rookie Team is a set of annual awards recognizing the top rookies in the National Basketball Association. ...

Stanley Roberts (born February 7, 1970 in Hopkins, South Carolina), is a former American professional basketball player who was selected by the Orlando Magic in the 1st round (23rd overall) of the 1991 NBA Draft. ... Michael Scott Doleac (born June 15, 1977 in San Antonio, Texas, USA) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Miami Heat of the NBA. Doleac was selected 12th overall in the 1998 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. ... Chucky Atkins (real name Kenneth Atkins) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. He was undrafted following a college career at the University of South Florida, and began his pro career in 2000 with the Orlando Magic. ... Gordan Giricek (born June 20, 1977 in Zagreb) is a Croatian basketball player who currently plays in the NBA with the Utah Jazz. ... Jameer Nelson (born February 9, 1982 in Chester, Pennsylvania) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the NBA. He is most famous for being one of the most popular stars of mens college basketball in the early 2000s, representing Saint Josephs University. ...

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However, the Magic's run for a playoff spot was hurt by injuries, as Dennis Scott got hurt down the stretch as the Magic fell short of the final playoff spot via tiebreaker with a 41-41 record.
Grant gave the Magic one of the best starting lineups in the NBA as Shaquille O'Neal continued to prove he was the next big thing in the NBA with another solid 29.3 ppg as the Magic won the Atlantic Division with a solid 57-25 record.
Hardaway would not be the only injury that hurt the Magic a total of 275 player games were lost to injury as the Magic missed the playoffs for the first time in 5 years, with a record of 41-41 that had to be considered almost remarkable under the circumstances.
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