| Oct 1, 2012
| 5:12 PM
Most NBA experts envision a rough season ahead for the Orlando Magic. In one worst-case scenario, the losses will pile up at an astounding rate, and a franchise accustomed to regular playoff appearances will spend late April recovering from a year-long...
| 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 7, 2012
| 5:50 PM
MEXICO CITY – During their first preseason game, the Magic realized they had serious fans in places they didn't expect them.
Mexican fans streamed in to the Ciudad de Mexico Arena Sunday more than an hour before tipoff to see pregame warmups,...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 2:33 PM
The Orlando Magic’s starters played well against the New Orleans Hornets’ starters in the teams’ preseason opener Sunday afternoon. But the Magic’s reserves faltered — at least in the game’s final quarter.
| 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 15, 2012
| 8:11 PM
CINCINNATI — Each October, guys like DeQuan Jones round out NBA rosters. Teams need a few undrafted rookies and journeymen free agents this time of year to ensure they have enough healthy bodies for scrimmages in practice and for preseason...
| 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 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...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 7:14 PM
How will the Orlando Magic fare this season?
You'll hear a range of predictions as Friday's regular-season opener approaches. John Hollinger of ESPN.com forecasts the Magic will go 16-66. David Steele, the Magic's television play-by-play voice, thinks...