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  • Potential Orlando Magic general manager candidates

    The Orlando Magic and Otis Smith, the team’s president of basketball operations and general manager, have parted ways. The Magic historically have promoted from within, elevating John Weisbrod to the general manager’s job in March 2004 and...
  • Robbins: NBA gag order that led to Heat owner's fine is smart business

    Robbins: NBA gag order that led to Heat owner's fine is smart business
    I detest the gag order that the NBA has imposed on its employees and on its teams, preventing them from making any comments about the league’s ongoing labor dispute. I believe in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which, among other...
  • Decertification push could be gaining steam as union rejects current offer

    Decertification push could be gaining steam as union rejects current offer
    Players union officials on Tuesday said they will not accept the offer that’s currently on the table from team owners, even though NBA Commissioner David Stern says the league’s next proposal will be much worse. But Orlando Magic guard J.J....
  • Indy Pro Am game for New Castle canceled

    Indy Pro Am game for New Castle canceled
    A chance for basketball fans in Central Indiana to catch some professional basketball will not happen after all. Late Saturday night, the Indy Pro Am announced that their "King Of The Castle" game against the Rio All Stars would be canceled, citing the...
  • Orlando's 2012 NBA All-Star Game would be saved -- if union accepts new offer

    Orlando's 2012 NBA All-Star Game would be saved -- if union accepts new offer
    The Orlando Magic would begin playing a 72-game regular season as early as Dec. 15, and the 2012 All-Star Game would be played Feb. 26 at Amway Center if the players’ union accepts a new offer from league owners. Note the word “if.”...
  • NBA players reject owners recent proposal for a labor agreement

    NBA players reject owners recent proposal for a labor agreement
    The NBA lockout is still on-and it might be for a long time. On Monday the NBA player's union rejected the latest labor proposal, which continues the lockout that began on July 1st. During a news conference following the players union's rejection of...
  • Mayor Johnson Releases Statement on NBA Lockout Developments

    In a statement sent to FOX40, Mayor Kevin Johnson seemed optimistic about the resolution of the NBA lockout. The statement reads: "It is often darkest before dawn. We have seen similar patterns of negotiations in past lock-outs. I remain hopeful...
  • Josh Robbins: Latest NBA labor news likely dooms the 2012 All-Star Game in Orlando

    Josh Robbins: Latest NBA labor news likely dooms the 2012 All-Star Game in Orlando
    This morning, I appeared on Mike Bianchi’s radio show on 740 the Game. And during that appearance, I stated that Monday’s decision by the National Basketball Players Association to reject the owners’ latest proposal and also file a...
  • For now, city employees and the NBA still are preparing for the 2012 All-Star Game

    For now, city employees and the NBA still are preparing for the 2012 All-Star Game
    Although the 2012 NBA All-Star Game is in grave danger because of the league's ongoing labor dispute, employees from the NBA, the city of Orlando and the Orlando Magic are proceeding as if the exhibition will be played as scheduled. Today, regular...
  • NBA owners, players reach tentative labor deal to save season

    NBA owners, players reach tentative labor deal to save season
    Orlando’s lockout nightmare is coming to an end — just in time to save most of the 2011-12 NBA season and the 2012 All-Star Game at Amway Center. NBA owners and players reached a tentative labor agreement early Saturday morning. In about a...
  • The Orlando Magic appear prepared to trade Dwight Howard

    The Orlando Magic appear prepared to trade Dwight Howard
    Seven months ago, Dwight Howard and his agent told the Orlando Magic that Howard wanted a trade, preferably to the soon-to-be Brooklyn Nets. The Magic now face a similar request, but there is one critical difference between the situations. This time,...
  • Dwight says he'll re-sign with only 1 team, denies he used the word 'blackmail'

    Dwight says he'll re-sign with only 1 team, denies he used the word 'blackmail'
    In an interview with Yahoo! Sports published early this morning, Dwight Howard sought to control the damage to his reputation from an ESPN.com article that, citing unnamed sources, said Howard has claimed the Orlando Magic blackmailed him into waiving his...