| Nov 23, 2012
| 10:15 PM
During the first half Friday night, Orlando Magic players spent too much time trying to make difficult plays on offense instead of easy plays.
Glen Davis called it "hero" ball. They attempted crosscourt passes when a simple swing passes would've...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 6:08 PM
TORONTO — At about 1 Sunday afternoon, Orlando Magic players and coaches will array themselves in a line and will face the flags that hang from Air Canada Centre's ceiling.
First, the Magic will hear "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Then, "O Canada."...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 8:37 AM
New coaching staff. New general manager. Twelve new players.
No wonder the Orlando Magic face their most critical, most intriguing October in years.
The new-look Magic will convene for the first time Monday, when organization holds its annual media day....
| Oct 5, 2012
| 8:21 PM
For so much of this past offseason, the most basic of questions surrounded the Orlando Magic.
Who would be hired as the team's general manager? Who would become the head coach? Would the superstar player remain on the roster?
Those issues all have...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 8:29 PM
Reality hits the Magic and their fans Sunday in Mexico, square in the la cara (face).
The club will take the floor not only to officially begin their rebuilding process. But for the first time since 2004, the Magic will start a season with somebody in...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 9:02 PM
On the day the Orlando Magic introduced him as their new head coach, Jacque Vaughn pledged he would exude calm on the sideline.
On Thursday night, in his home preseason debut, Vaughn radiated serenity.
Years from now, few people will remember that the...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:18 PM
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — It seemed like the Detroit Pistons couldn’t give away tickets to Tuesday night’s exhibition game against the Orlando Magic. With the Detroit Tigers playing nearby in the American League Championship Series and a key...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 2:55 PM
On Tuesday night, in a simple pregame drill, an Orlando Magic assistant coach simulated the physical play that rookies Andrew Nicholson and Kyle O'Quinn will endure this season.
Wes Unseld Jr. tossed a basketball off the backboard, and Nicholson...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 8:00 PM
Jacque Vaughn acted a bit like a scientist over the last 19 days.
He tried one experiment after another.
Soon, however, Vaughn will shed his lab coat.
Friday night’s exhibition — a 112-96 Orlando win, its first victory under Vaughn —...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 5:59 PM
In his 12 seasons as an NBA player, Jacque Vaughn never entered a preseason without a guaranteed contract. So he had a financial safety net. He would have received the remaining money on his deals even if a team waived him before the start of a regular...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 2:17 PM
Glen Davis hungered to be a leader from the moment the Orlando Magic acquired him last December.
He spoke often, loudly and boldly.
But he discovered words alone weren't enough to earn teammates' respect.
Now, almost a year after he joined the Magic,...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 8:02 PM
The Orlando Magic have upended their organization since the end of the 2012 playoffs.
But there's one area that might remain unchanged: their defense.
And that would be a significant problem.
Orlando struggled defensively when a back injury sidelined...