1989-90 Magic: Where are they now?
SG Nick Anderson: Anderson was the Magic's first draft pick and became the franchise's all-time leading scorer before Dwight Howard broke his record. He is beginning his seventh season as a community ambassador with the Magic.
PF Terry Catledge: Catledge led the Magic's expansion team in scoring (19.4 ppg) and played four seasons in Orlando. He is retired and presumably living near his hometown of Houston, Miss.
SG Reggie Theus: Theus played just the 1989 season with the Magic. He ranks in the top 50 on the NBA's all-time scoring list. Theus is in his first season as head basketball coach at Cal State Northridge. He also coached the Sacramento Kings for two seasons (2007-08 and 2008-09).
SF Otis Smith: Smith played small forward from 1989-90 to 1991-92 and served as general manager from 2006-2012. He is enjoying life away from basketball and the media spotlight in Orlando, taking to the open road on his Harley.
PF Mark Acres: Acres played in Orlando for three seasons, playing 80 games and starting 50 in the 1989-90 season. He is a teacher and coach at J.H. Hull Middle School in Torrance, Ca.
SF Jerry "Ice" Reynolds: Reynolds played four seasons, averaging 13.9 points and is credited with coining the phrase "24/7." Reynolds was quoted in a Sports Illustrated story as saying his jump shot was "good 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year." Coached the Tampa Bay Christian High School boys team last season.
PG Scott Skiles: Skiles played for five seasons and set an NBA single-game record with 30 assists in 1990. He became a head coach with the Phoenix Suns and Chicago Bulls, and has been out of coaching since splitting with the Milwaukee Bucks in January. Skiles is currently living in Central Florida.
C Dave Corzine: Corzine was acquired on draft night from the Chicago Bulls in 1989, but played just six games after sustaining a knee injury. He works in community relations and is lead game administrator for DePaul University, where he starred in the mid-to-late 70s.
PF Jeff Turner: Turner became the Magic's first free-agent signee in 1989 and played seven seasons. He begins his first season as the Magic's television color analyst, replacing Matt Guokas. Turner coached boys basketball at Lake Highland Prep and led the Highlanders to a state title last season before stepping down after eight years.
PG Sam Vincent: Vincent played for three seasons and was a starter in the Magic's first-ever regular-season game. He coached the Charlotte Bobcats in 2007-08 and was an assistant with the Dallas Mavericks. He lives in Orlando and is an officer in the National Basketball Retired Players Association.
PF Sidney Green: Green was the Magic's first pick in the expansion draft. Green coached college basketball for 15 years, including six years as head coach at Florida Atlantic. He currently is a spokesperson for Organo Gold coffee.
SF Michael Ansley: Ansley was drafted in the second round and played for two seasons. He made a nice life for himself playing overseas until he was in his early 40s. Reportedly coaching in Poland, Ansley, an African-American, made headlines when he publicly defended the country against charges of racism by former soccer star Sol Campbell.
PG Morlon Wiley: He was officially the first player ever signed by the Magic, and played for three seasons. He served as an Magic assistant coach for player development -- similar to the role he had with the Dallas Mavericks for four years --- until he abruptly resigned during his third season in 2010.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun