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The Orlando
Orlando
Magic are an American professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. The Magic compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division. The franchise was established in 1989 as an expansion franchise, and such notable NBA stars as Shaquille O'Neal, Penny Hardaway, Patrick Ewing, Grant Hill, Tracy McGrady, Steve Francis, Dwight Howard, Vince Carter, Rashard Lewis, and Hedo Türkoğlu have played for the club throughout its young history. As of 2017[update], the franchise has played in the NBA playoffs
NBA playoffs
for exactly half of its existence (14 playoff appearances in 28 years), and twice went to the NBA Finals, in 1995 and 2009. Orlando
Orlando
has been the second most successful of the four expansion teams brought into the league in 1988 and 1989 in terms of winning percentage, after only the Miami
Miami
Heat.

Contents

1 Franchise history

1.1 1985–1986: Team creation 1.2 1989–1992: Early years 1.3 1992–1996: The Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal
era 1.4 1996–1999: The Penny Hardaway
Penny Hardaway
era 1.5 1999–2000: The Heart and Hustle era 1.6 2000–2004: The Tracy McGrady
Tracy McGrady
era 1.7 2004–2012: The Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
era

1.7.1 2006–2010: Return to the NBA Finals 1.7.2 2010–2012: The "Dwightmare" saga

1.8 2012–present: Rebuilding for a new era

2 Home arenas

2.1 Amway
Amway
Center 2.2 Amway
Amway
Arena (former arena)

3 Team identity

3.1 Logos and uniforms 3.2 Mascot

4 Players

4.1 Current roster 4.2 Retained draft rights 4.3 Retired numbers 4.4 Basketball
Basketball
Hall of Famers 4.5 FIBA Hall of Famers 4.6 Orlando
Orlando
Magic Hall of Fame

5 Head coaches 6 Season-by-season records 7 Rivalries

7.1 Miami
Miami
Heat 7.2 Atlanta Hawks

8 Media

8.1 Television 8.2 Radio 8.3 Podcasts

9 Leaders

9.1 Franchise leaders 9.2 Individual records

10 Awards and accomplishments

10.1 Individual awards 10.2 NBA All-Star Weekend

11 Notes 12 References 13 External links

Franchise history[edit] 1985–1986: Team creation[edit] In September 1985, Orlando
Orlando
businessman Jim L. Hewitt approached Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia 76ers
general manager Pat Williams as they met in Texas on his idea of bringing an NBA team to Orlando. Intrigued by the project, Williams signed on as the front man of the investment group one year later as he left the 76ers. On June 19, 1986, the two held a news conference to announce their intention of seeking an NBA franchise.[8][9] At the same time Hewitt and Williams decided to hold a contest in the Orlando
Orlando
Sentinel newspaper to get names for their new franchise. Out of a total of 4,296 submitted entries, the names were subsequently narrowed to four, "Heat", "Tropics", "Juice", and "Magic". The last one, which had been submitted by 11 people, was picked after Williams brought his 7-year-old daughter Karyn to visit in Orlando.[10] On July 27, 1986, it was announced that the committee chose the Magic to be the new name of the Orlando
Orlando
franchise in the NBA.[11] The name "Magic" alludes to the area's biggest tourist attraction and economic engine Walt Disney
Disney
World, along with its Magic Kingdom. Hewitt added that "You look at all the aspects of Central Florida, and you find it really is an exciting place, a magical place."[12][13][14] Many, including Williams himself at first, thought that Miami
Miami
or Tampa were better locations in Florida
Florida
for a franchise, given Orlando
Orlando
was a small town lacking a major airport and a suitable arena.[15] Hewitt brought investors such as real estate developer William DuPont, Orlando
Orlando
Renegades owner Don Dizney, and Southern Fruit Citrus owners Jim and Steve Caruso,[8] and talked the Orlando
Orlando
city officials into approving an arena project.[16] Meanwhile, Williams gave presentations to NBA commissioner David Stern
David Stern
and the owners of the other teams of the league that the town was viable.[15] The Magic were one of the four new expansion franchises awarded by the NBA in 1987 along with the Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat
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
Orlando
ownership groups made successful pitches, the expansion committee decided to expand by four teams, allowing both to have a franchise.[17] The Magic became the first ever major-league professional sports franchise in the Orlando
Orlando
area, following an expansion fee of reportedly $32.5 million.[8][17] The Magic hired Matt Guokas as the team's first coach, who helped the Magic select 12 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.[18] 1989–1992: Early years[edit] The very first game played was an exhibition game on October 13, 1989 against the then reigning champions Detroit Pistons, which the Magic won.[19] Anderson was quoted as saying the atmosphere and the people watching the game was "like Game 7 of the NBA Finals".[20] On November 4, 1989, the Magic played their first season game at the Orlando
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
New York Knicks
118–110. 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.[21][22] In the 1990 NBA draft, the Orlando
Orlando
Magic selected Dennis Scott with the fourth overall pick.[23] On December 30, 1990, Scott Skiles
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).[24] 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.[20] He was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.[20] Despite a 31–51 record, there were 40 sellouts out of 41 home games. On September 19, 1991, the DeVos family, founders of Amway, purchased the franchise for $85 million. Family patriarch Richard DeVos
Richard DeVos
became the owner of the franchise.[25] 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, Brian Williams, 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 sold out.[20] 1992–1996: The Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal
era[edit] The Magic history was changed on May 17, 1992, when the franchise won the first pick in the 1992 NBA draft
1992 NBA draft
Lottery.[20] The Magic selected big-man Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal
from Louisiana State University, the biggest prize in the draft since the Knicks won Patrick Ewing.[26] O'Neal, a 7'1" center, made an immediate impact on the Magic, leading the team to a 41–41 record.[27] 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.[20] He also became the 1992–1993 NBA Rookie of the Year. Despite O'Neal's presence, the Magic missed the 1993 NBA Playoffs because they were tied with the Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers
for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with the Pacers holding the tiebreaker.[28] Despite barely missing the playoffs and receiving the least chance of gaining the top draft pick with only one ball in the lottery, the Magic again won the first pick in the 1993 NBA draft
1993 NBA draft
Lottery.[20] Prior to the draft, Guokas stepped down as head coach, and Brian Hill was promoted to become the Magic's second head coach.[29] 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.[30] 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.[31] The Magic were in the playoffs for the first time, ranked the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference; however, the Pacers swept the Magic 3–0 in the first round, thus ending the Magic's season.[32] In the 1994–95 season, the Magic's sixth season, All-Star forward Horace Grant was acquired as a free agent from the Chicago Bulls.[20] The Orlando
Orlando
Magic compiled a 57–25 record, best in the East and winning the Atlantic Division title,[33] becoming the second-fastest team (behind the Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee Bucks
in 1971, who were in their third season) to advance to the NBA Finals
NBA Finals
in league history.[34] In the playoffs, the Magic defeated the Boston Celtics, Bulls, and the Indiana Pacers, advancing to the NBA Finals
NBA Finals
where O'Neal, Hardaway and the young Magic bowed to a more playoff-experienced Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets, winning their second consecutive championship in a 4–0 sweep of Orlando.[35] 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's all-time second best 72–10 record of the Chicago Bulls.[36] In the meantime, general manager Pat Williams was promoted to senior executive vice president and replaced by the vice president of Basketball
Basketball
Operations John Gabriel on April 29, 1996.[37] In the playoffs, after the Magic defeated the Detroit Pistons
Detroit Pistons
and the Atlanta Hawks, Orlando
Orlando
met the Bulls in the Eastern Conference Finals.[38] The combination of Jordan, Scottie Pippen
Scottie Pippen
and rebounder Dennis Rodman
Dennis Rodman
was too much for the Magic, and Orlando
Orlando
was swept 4–0.[39] 1996–1999: The Penny Hardaway
Penny Hardaway
era[edit] In the offseason, O'Neal left as a free agent to the Los Angeles Lakers, dealing a huge blow to the Magic franchise.[40] In the middle of the season, 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 21–12 to compile a 45–37 record, led by Penny Hardaway. In the playoffs, the Magic quickly fell 0–2 to the heavily favored Miami Heat
Miami Heat
in the first round, but Hardaway battled back with consecutive 40 point games to assure a game five (the first player to do so), which the Magic ultimately lost.[28] The Magic then hired Chuck Daly
Chuck Daly
to be head coach for the 1997–98 season.[41] In addition, Hall of Famer Julius Erving
Julius Erving
joined the Magic's front office, giving Orlando
Orlando
hope for a successful season. The season was hampered by an injury to Hardaway who sat out the majority of the season. Anderson, combined with newly acquired free agent Bo Outlaw, led the team to a 41–41 record, just out of reach of the NBA playoffs. In addition, Seikaly was traded during the season to the New Jersey Nets for three role players and a future draft pick.[42] In 1998–99, with the drafting of Michael Doleac and Matt Harpring with the 12th and 15th picks in the 1998 draft, and a healthy Penny Hardaway and Nick Anderson, the Magic tied for the Eastern Conference's best record with the Miami Heat
Miami Heat
in the lockout-shortened season, 33–17. Armstrong again led the team emotionally, winning the NBA's Sixth-Man
Sixth-Man
and Most Improved Player awards. Orlando
Orlando
also acquired NBA great Dominique Wilkins, along with brother Gerald, who were past their primes but were both still serviceable NBA players. In the playoffs the Penny Hardaway-led 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.[43] The team also changed their uniforms for the first time ever, changing from pinstripes to stars. 1999–2000: The Heart and Hustle era[edit] In 1999, the Magic, under general manager John Gabriel, who was later named Executive of the Year, hired rookie-coach Doc Rivers.[44] Gabriel dismantled the previous team trading their only remaining superstar Anfernee Hardaway
Anfernee Hardaway
to the Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
for Danny Manning (who never donned a Magic uniform), Pat Garrity, and two future draft picks.[45] The Magic were then a team composed of virtually all no name players and little experience which included team captain Armstrong, Bo Outlaw
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. That year was characterized by the slogan "Heart and Hustle", as the team was known for its hard-working style. 2000–2004: The Tracy McGrady
Tracy McGrady
era[edit]

Tracy McGrady
Tracy McGrady
with the Orlando
Orlando
Magic in 2002.

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. Duncan opted to remain with the San Antonio Spurs, the Magic acquired Hill, a perennial All-Star, and McGrady. With McGrady and Hill together, the Magic were expected to be a force in the East. However, Hill was limited to 4 games because of an ankle injury. McGrady blossomed into a star during the 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. McGrady made the All-Star Team and All-NBA 2nd Team. Miller won the Rookie of the Year. In the playoffs, they faced the Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee Bucks
in the first round. The Bucks won the series 3–1. In 2001–02, McGrady led the Magic to a winning record of 44–38. 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. McGrady made the All-NBA for the first time and made his second consecutive All-Star Team. However, the Magic were defeated 3–1 in the first round of the playoffs by the Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte Hornets
led by Baron Davis.[46] In 2002–03, with the acquisitions of Gordan Giricek
Gordan Giricek
and Drew Gooden from the Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis Grizzlies
in exchange for Mike Miller, McGrady once again led the Magic to a 42–40 record. McGrady led the league in scoring with 32.1 ppg, made his second All-NBA 1st Team, and 3rd All-Star Team. 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 fell to the Detroit Pistons
Detroit Pistons
4–3 in the now infamous heartbreaker. McGrady was quoted as saying, "It feels good to get in the second round" after still needing one more win to advance.[47] 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
Tyronn Lue
and Juwan Howard, the Magic struggled early. After winning its first game, the Magic lost 19 consecutive games, setting a franchise record. They finished an NBA worst 21–61. Despite this, McGrady led the league in scoring with 28.0 ppg, made the All-NBA 2nd Team and his 4th consecutive All-Star Team. In the middle of the 19-game losing streak, coach Doc Rivers
Doc Rivers
was fired, and assistant Johnny Davis was promoted to head coach.[48] General manager Gabriel was replaced by John Weisbrod.[49] 2004–2012: The Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
era[edit]

Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
was drafted No. 1 overall in the 2004 NBA draft.

In the off-season, Weisbrod completely dismantled the team. Though he kept Davis as coach, he shook up the player roster, only keeping a few players from last season. The most significant trade was 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% during the 2003–2004 season and wanted the team to bring him some help, but never wanted to leave Orlando). The Magic traded McGrady along with Reece Gaines, Tyronn Lue, and Juwan Howard
Juwan Howard
to the Houston Rockets
Houston Rockets
for Steve Francis, Kelvin Cato, and Cuttino Mobley.[50] In addition, the Magic acquired center Tony Battie
Tony Battie
and two second-round draft picks from the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers
in exchange for Drew Gooden, Steven Hunter, and the draft rights to Anderson Varejão.[51] The Magic then signed free agent Hedo Türkoğlu. With the number one draft pick, the Magic selected high-school phenomenon and future All-Star and franchise cornerstone Dwight Howard, and a draft day trade with the Denver Nuggets
Denver Nuggets
got them point guard Jameer Nelson.[52] 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.[53] 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.[54] Throughout the season, bolstered by Hill's return, the Magic played spectacularly, defeating top NBA teams. However, led by the erratic play of Francis, the Magic also lost to league teams with losing records. 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 19.7 points a game. Hill was chosen an All-Star starter by NBA fans for the 2005 All-Star Game, and Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
and Jameer Nelson
Jameer Nelson
were named to the All-Rookie first and second teams, respectively. Howard was a unanimous selection.

Jameer Nelson
Jameer Nelson
spent 10 seasons with Orlando
Orlando
from 2004-2014.

The Magic finished the season 36–46.[52] Their playoff push was hampered by injuries in the last quarter of the season: a season-ending broken wrist for sixth man Hedo Türkoğlu, a shin injury to Grant Hill, a rib cage injury to Nelson, and a three-game suspension to Francis for kicking a photographer. The Magic ended a few games out of the playoffs. On May 23, 2005, the Magic's plans were disrupted by the abrupt resignation of general manager and Chief Operating Officer John Weisbrod.[55] In addition, the Magic announced the following day that Brian Hill, the coach who led the Magic to the NBA Finals
NBA Finals
under O'Neal and Hardaway, would return as head coach.[56] The Magic drafted Spanish Fran Vázquez
Fran Vázquez
with the 11th pick in the 2005 NBA draft. On July 28, 2005, Vazquez stunned the team after announcing that he would remain in Spain
Spain
to play for Akasvayu Girona, getting ridiculed by media after he was quoted that the decision to stay was made by his girlfriend.[citation needed] Owner Rich DeVos
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.[57] The 2005–06 season opened with high hopes for the Magic despite not being able to add first round draft pick Vasquez. Grant Hill
Grant Hill
was supposedly finally healed from his multiple ankle surgeries. Dwight Howard and Jameer Nelson
Jameer Nelson
showed excellent progress during summer-league play. Second round draft pick Travis Diener
Travis Diener
showed excellent shooting and decision making during the summer. And the free agent signing of Keyon Dooling
Keyon Dooling
showed that the club was going to continue making progress. Then trouble began. 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 preseason 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 he only played sporadically. Then a foot injury to Nelson forced him to sit out over a month. On February 15, 2006, the Magic announced that they had acquired Darko Miličić and Carlos Arroyo
Carlos Arroyo
from the Detroit Pistons
Detroit Pistons
in exchange for Kelvin Cato
Kelvin Cato
and a 2007 top-five protected first-round draft pick. One week later, on February 22, the Magic announced that they had traded Steve Francis
Steve Francis
to the New York Knicks
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, Türkoğlu, 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 12 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
Philadelphia 76ers
in which Howard recorded 28 points and a career-high 26 rebounds. Despite their efforts they did not make the playoffs. 2006–2010: Return to the NBA Finals[edit]

J. J. Redick
J. J. Redick
in 2008.

With the 11th overall pick in the 2006 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
Orlando
Magic began to suffer in the standings as the result of multiple losses, due in large part to the injuries of Tony Battie, 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
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
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. On June 1, 2007, the Magic signed Billy Donovan
Billy Donovan
to be their head coach for five years. The next day, Donovan wished to be released from the contract and the Magic agreed several days later. On June 6, 2007, the Magic signed a 4-year contract with Stan Van Gundy. In the free agent market, the Magic signed Rashard Lewis
Rashard Lewis
of the Seattle SuperSonics
Seattle SuperSonics
to a six-year league-maximum contract believed to be worth over $110 million.[58] At the NBA China Games, the Magic swept the three games in China, twice against the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers
and once against the Chinese national team in games held in Shanghai and in Macau. On November 15, 2007, Bob Vander Weide, the son-in-law of Richard DeVos, officially took over as owner of the team, although ownership is still split evenly amongst Richard DeVos' other children as well.[59] 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. 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
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 earned their 50th win of the season against the Chicago Bulls
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 were matched up in their first round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors. The Magic had home court advantage for the first time since the 1998–99 season. On April 28, 2008, at Amway
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 did not last long as they fell 4–1 to the experienced Detroit Pistons
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
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.[60] 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 and defeat the Pistons in Games 4 and 5, which ended the Magic's playoff run in 2008. The first half of the 2008–09 season went very well for the Magic. After 41 games, the Magic were 33–8, leading the Southeast Division, as well as having one of the top four records in the league. At the start of February, Jameer Nelson, their all-star starting point guard, went down with a shoulder injury. He was expected to miss the remainder of the season. After trading for Rafer Alston, the Magic finished the regular season with a 59–23 record, it was the most games the team had won in a season since the 1995–96 season in which they had 60 wins. In the playoffs, the Magic beat the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the playoffs and then the defending champions, the Boston Celtics, in the Eastern Conference semifinals, behind assistant coach Patrick Ewing's guarantee that they would win Game 7 of that series.[61] In their first conference finals since 1996, the Magic beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, which were led by the season's MVP, LeBron James. After dropping the first two games in the Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Magic finally won their first ever game in the Finals in Game 3. Despite Nelson's return to the team for the Finals, the Lakers won the series and the championship by beating the Magic in five games. In the 2009 off-season, Orlando
Orlando
traded Rafer Alston, Tony Battie, and Courtney Lee
Courtney Lee
to the New Jersey Nets
New Jersey Nets
in exchange for eight-time All-Star Vince Carter
Vince Carter
and Ryan Anderson.[62] Hedo Türkoğlu, as part of a sign-and-trade, was sent to the Toronto Raptors. They then made several free agent signings. On July 10, former Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
power forward Brandon Bass
Brandon Bass
was given a 4-year deal.[63] On July 21, the Magic signed former Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
forward Matt Barnes.[64] On August 19, they signed former Miami Heat
Miami Heat
point guard Jason Williams.[65] On September 28, 2009, Orlando
Orlando
extended the contract of head coach Stan Van Gundy
Stan Van Gundy
by exercising his option for the 2010–11 season. They did the same for general manager Otis Smith, which would keep him in that position through the 2011–12 season.[66] The Magic were without Rashard Lewis
Rashard Lewis
for the first 10 games of the 2009–10 season. Lewis tested positive for an elevated testosterone level that was caused by an over-the-counter supplement containing a substance banned by the league.[67] To make matters worse, Vince Carter suffered a left ankle injury in just the second game of the season. Carter's injury turned out to be not too serious, but caused him to miss the next five games. Another setback came in mid-November, when Jameer Nelson
Jameer Nelson
injured his left knee, which required arthroscopic surgery to repair. Nelson would be out for five weeks. Despite all of this, the Magic had a 23–8 record at the end of December. Orlando
Orlando
lost seven of their first ten games in January, but recovered well enough to post a winning record for the month by winning six of their next seven. Following the All-Star break, the Magic went on a roll, winning 23 of their 28 remaining games, clinching their fourth consecutive playoff berth and winning their third consecutive division championship in the process. The Magic finished the regular season with a 59–23 record, matching their record from the 2008–09 season, and finishing with not only the second-best record in the Eastern Conference, but the second-best record in the entire league. The team became one of the only teams in NBA history to beat all of the other 29 teams at least once during the regular season. The Magic swept the Charlotte Bobcats
Charlotte Bobcats
and the Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta Hawks
in the first two rounds of the playoffs, respectively. They then faced the Boston Celtics in the conference finals. After losing the first three games of the series, Orlando
Orlando
managed to win the next two games, but lost on the road in Game 6, ending their season. 2010–2012: The "Dwightmare" saga[edit]

Scott Skiles
Scott Skiles
coached the Magic in the 2015–16 season.

In anticipation of the team's move to Amway
Amway
Center, the Magic updated its logo. They retained the streaking ball logo, but changed the wordmark taken from their current uniforms. The Magic hosted the NBA All-Star Game in 2012. The Magic also unveiled black alternate uniforms. In the summer of 2010 the Orlando
Orlando
Magic signed Chris Duhon, formerly of the New York Knicks,[68] and Quentin Richardson, formerly of the Miami
Miami
Heat. On December 18, 2010, having lost five of their last six games, the Magic made a blockbuster trade deal with the Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
and the Washington Wizards. They traded Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat
Marcin Gortat
and Mickaël Piétrus
Mickaël Piétrus
to Phoenix for Hedo Türkoğlu
Hedo Türkoğlu
(who led them into the 2009 NBA Finals
NBA Finals
when they lost 4–1 against the Los Angeles Lakers), Jason Richardson
Jason Richardson
and Earl Clark. Rashard Lewis
Rashard Lewis
was traded to Washington for 3-time All-Star Gilbert Arenas.[69] The Magic finished the season with 52 victories, good for 2nd in the Southeast Division. But they were ousted in six games by the Atlanta Hawks in the first round of the 2011 NBA Playoffs, the first time head coach Stan Van Gundy
Stan Van Gundy
was eliminated early in the playoffs. In a shortened 2012 season, due to the NBA Lockout, the Magic started the offseason on a rocky note, with their All-Star center, Dwight Howard, requesting a trade to either the New Jersey Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, or Dallas Mavericks. Overlooking the trade request the Magic did a sign and trade with the Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
for Glen Davis and Von Wafer in exchange for Brandon Bass. The Magic also amnestied Gilbert Arenas and signed Larry Hughes, Justin Harper, and DeAndre Liggins. The Magic started the season on Christmas Day in Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City
against the Thunder. They lost the season opener 89–97. During the month of February, the Magic waived Hughes and signed Ish Smith. On February 26, Orlando
Orlando
hosted the 2012 All-Star Game. The Magic struggled to win games consistently, with concerns about the uncertainty of Dwight Howard's future with the franchise. However, after Dwight rescinded his trade demand and signed a one-year deal in March, the Magic seemed to find their footing again. But then in early April, shortly after it became public that Howard requested coach Van Gundy to be replaced, the center was diagnosed with a herniated disk and forced to have back surgery, thus ending his season. The Magic clinched the sixth seed in the east with a 37–29 record. The Magic were faced with the third seeded Pacers in the first round. Despite winning the first game of the series the Magic were defeated 4–1. On May 21, 2012, it was reported that general manager Otis Smith and head coach Stan Van Gundy
Stan Van Gundy
would part ways with the organization. Stan Van Gundy finished with a 259–135 regular season record with the team which included making the playoffs in those five years and a conference championship. CEO Alex Martins announced former Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City
assistant general manager Rob Hennigan as the new general manager for the Orlando
Orlando
Magic on June 20, 2012. He is currently the youngest general manager (30 years) in the league.[70] In the 2012 NBA draft, the Magic selected Andrew Nicholson and Kyle O'Quinn. On June 25, 2012, Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
had face-to-face meeting with general manager Rob Hennigan in Los Angeles and demanded a trade to the Brooklyn Nets.[71] On July 9, 2012, the Magic completed a sign-and-trade deal with the New Orleans Hornets, that sent forward Ryan Anderson to the Hornets. In return the Magic received center Gustavo Ayon. On July 28, 2012, Jacque Vaughn
Jacque Vaughn
was named the new head coach. He had been the assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs
for the last two seasons.[72] On August 9, 2012, ESPN
ESPN
reported that a four-team trade would send Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
to the Los Angeles Lakers. ESPN.com's Marc Stein was told the Lakers were to acquire Howard, Chris Duhon
Chris Duhon
and Earl Clark, the Denver Nuggets
Denver Nuggets
were to acquire Andre Iguodala, the Philadelphia 76ers were to acquire Andrew Bynum
Andrew Bynum
and Jason Richardson, and the Magic were to acquire Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Nikola Vučević, Maurice Harkless, Josh McRoberts, Christian Eyenga, and five total protected future (three 1st round, two 2nd round) picks from each of the other three teams.[73] The deal was officially confirmed and completed on August 10.[74] Howard left the Magic as their all-time leading scorer, shot blocker, and rebounder. 2012–present: Rebuilding for a new era[edit]

Frank Vogel
Frank Vogel
is the current head coach of the Orlando
Orlando
Magic

Following the trade of Dwight Howard, the Magic entered into a state of rebuilding with Maurice Harkless
Maurice Harkless
and Nikola Vučević. On August 29, the Magic signed free agent guard E'Twaun Moore. On December 2, 2012, Howard's first game against his former team, the Magic defeated the Lakers 113–103. On February 21, 2013, the Magic traded J. J. Redick, Ish Smith
Ish Smith
& Gustavo Ayón
Gustavo Ayón
to the Milwaukee Bucks. In return, the Magic received Beno Udrih, Tobias Harris
Tobias Harris
and rookie Doron Lamb. The Magic also traded Josh McRoberts
Josh McRoberts
to the Charlotte Bobcats
Charlotte Bobcats
for Hakim Warrick
Hakim Warrick
who was waived 2 days later. The Magic finish the 2012–2013 season 20–62 as the worst record in the NBA, missing the playoffs for the first time since 2006. On June 27, 2013, the Orlando
Orlando
Magic had the 2nd pick in the 1st round of the 2013 NBA draft. The Magic used their lottery pick to draft Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year,[75] shooting guard Victor Oladipo from Indiana University. The Orlando
Orlando
Magic also had the 51st pick in the 2nd round of the NBA draft. They used this pick to draft 6'8" forward Romero Osby
Romero Osby
from the University of Oklahoma. Osby averaged 16 points, 7 rebounds, and 1.3 assists during his senior NCAA season at Oklahoma, but was cut by the Magic before the season opener. The Magic finished the 2013–2014 season with a 23–59 record, 3rd worst in the NBA. The draft lottery gave them the 4th pick in the 2014 NBA draft. In the draft they selected Aaron Gordon
Aaron Gordon
with the 4th pick and Dario Šarić
Dario Šarić
with the 12th pick. Saric was then swapped for the 10th pick, Elfrid Payton in exchange for a 2017 1st round pick and a future 2nd round pick. Roy Devyn Marble
Roy Devyn Marble
was selected with the 56th pick in the 2nd round. On February 5, 2015 Jacque Vaughn
Jacque Vaughn
was relieved of his head coaching duties after coaching 2½ seasons for the Magic. His overall record was 58–158. He was replaced by interim head coach James Borrego. On May 29, 2015, the Magic hired their former point guard Scott Skiles as the franchise's 12th head coach.[76][77] On June 25, 2015, in the 2015 NBA draft, Orlando
Orlando
selected Mario Hezonja with the fifth overall pick and Tyler Harvey with the 51st overall pick.[78] On February 16, 2016, the Magic traded Tobias Harris to the Detroit Pistons
Detroit Pistons
in exchange for Ersan İlyasova
Ersan İlyasova
and Brandon Jennings.[79] On May 12, 2016 Skiles stepped down as head coach of the Orlando Magic.[80] On May 19, the Orlando
Orlando
Magic agreed to a deal with former Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers
coach Frank Vogel
Frank Vogel
to become the next head coach of the team. Vogel, 42, fits the profile Magic officials set for Skiles' successor: a coach who emphasizes defense and relates well to players.[81] With Vogel as their new coach, the Magic made many changes to their roster during the offseason. On June 23, 2016, in the 2016 NBA draft the Magic selected Domantas Sabonis
Domantas Sabonis
11th overall, but then traded Sabonis and shooting guard Victor Oladipo
Victor Oladipo
for defensive power forward Serge Ibaka
Serge Ibaka
of the Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City
Thunder. During free agency the Magic re-signed Evan Fournier
Evan Fournier
to a five-year, $85 million contract and also signed Bismack Biyombo, Jeff Green, and D. J. Augustin. On July 15, C. J. Wilcox was acquired, along with cash considerations, from the Clippers in exchange for Devyn Marble
Devyn Marble
and a future second round draft pick.[82][83][84] On February 14, 2017, Ibaka was traded to the Toronto Raptors
Toronto Raptors
in exchange for Terrence Ross
Terrence Ross
and a future first-round draft pick.[85] The Magic finished the 2016–17 season with the third worst record in their conference, finishing 29–53. In the summer of 2017, the Magic made various changes, the first being the firing of general manager Rob Hennigan on April 13. On May 23, the Magic named Jeff Weltman, the former general manager of the Toronto Raptors, as president of basketball operations and named John Hammond, the former general manager for the Milwaukee Bucks, as the new general manager. With the sixth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, Orlando drafted Florida
Florida
State forward, Jonathan Isaac. During free agency the Magic signed Jonathon Simmons, Arron Afflalo, Shelvin Mack, Marreese Speights, Khem Birch and Adreian Payne. On October 6, 2017, the Magic announced that former superstar Tracy McGrady, had rejoined the team as assistant to the CEO. Home arenas[edit] Amway
Amway
Center[edit] Main article: Amway
Amway
Center

Amway
Amway
Center, the Magic's arena since 2010

The team's current home arena, the Amway
Amway
Center, officially opened on October 1, 2010. The Orlando
Orlando
Magic hosted their first preseason game at Amway Center
Amway Center
on October 10 against the New Orleans Hornets. The 2010–11 regular season home opener was on October 28 against the Washington Wizards, and the Magic won both games. In 2012, the Amway Center hosted the All-Star Weekend.[86] At the time it opened, the new Amway Center
Amway Center
was home to the largest Jumbotron
Jumbotron
in the NBA.[87] The arena also features approximately 2,100 feet (640 m) of digital ribbon boards, and outside the building a 46 feet (14 m) by 53 feet (16 m) video display is visible to motorists traveling on Interstate 4.[88] The Amway Center
Amway Center
is also the home of the minor league hockey team, Orlando
Orlando
Solar Bears and the Orlando
Orlando
Predators of the Arena Football League (AFL). Amway
Amway
Arena (former arena)[edit] Main article: Amway
Amway
Arena

Originally called the Orlando
Orlando
Arena, and later TD Waterhouse Centre, the Amway
Amway
Arena was the home of the Magic from 1989 to 2010.

Amway
Amway
Arena opened in 1989 and served as home to the Orlando
Orlando
Magic since their inception until the 2009–2010 season. It was originally known as the Orlando
Orlando
Arena, or the "O-Rena", during its first 10 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
Amway
for four years.[89] It is also home of the Arena Football League's Orlando
Orlando
Predators, the Orlando
Orlando
Sharks of the Major Indoor Soccer League, and various sporting and entertainment events. Amway
Amway
Arena was one of "The Orlando
Orlando
Venues" owned and operated by the City of Orlando. The other facilities include the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, Tinker Field, Camping World Stadium, Harry P. Leu Gardens, and Mennello Museum.[90] Team identity[edit] Logos and uniforms[edit]

Wordmark logo (2008–present)

Orlando
Orlando
advertising agency The Advertising Works, led by its president Doug Minear was responsible for the original Magic uniforms. The logo, featuring a basketball crowded by stars and the wordmark "Magic" with a star replacing the A, was created following meetings with Walt Disney
Disney
World artists and over 5000 suggestions sent from around the country.[91] Stars would remain a primary feature of the logo once it was redesigned in 2000 to feature a comet-like basketball. Pat Williams first suggested the colors black and gold of his alma mater Wake Forest, but this was eschewed for various factors, including the local college Central Florida
Central Florida
using the same scheme.[92] Black would still be the primary color in the scheme used by Minear, a trait shared by 16 other NBA teams. Other colors were an electric blue specially made by sporting goods manufacturer MacGregor, and silver.[93][91] The home uniforms were white with black pinstripes, featuring black numbers with blue trim, and the road jerseys reversed the scheme while featuring "Orlando" instead of the Magic logo. Given the mesh nylon worn across the NBA did not allow for pinstripes, the jerseys were made out of durene, a material with cotton on the underside and polyester bonded on the outside.[93] The road uniform was changed to blue with white pinstripes in 1994–95.[94] For the Magic's 10th anniversary in 1998, a new look designed by fashion designer Jhane Barnes was unveiled. The pinstripes were dropped and the uniforms now featured stars as the background. Both jerseys, made out of the dazzle that was used in the Women's National Basketball
Basketball
Association uniforms, had the Magic logo, with the home jersey in white and the away in blue.[95] The Magic's 15th anniversary in 2003 inspired another uniform revamp, opting for a cleaner look without stripes or stars. The home jerseys were white and the Magic logo was blue with silver and black trim. The away jersey reverted to the city name, and was blue. The logo and numbers are white with black trim.[96] For the 2008–09 season, the Magic have once again introduced new uniforms. The Magic returned to the pinstriped uniforms to commemorate the team's 20th anniversary.[97][98] The current design combines the elements of the previous three uniform designs the Magic used in its 20-year history. The home jerseys are white with silver pinstripes, while the away jerseys are blue with white pinstripes. The font used for the number and player/team name has also been updated to a more modern look. Magic alternate logos are on the shorts and the back of the jersey. This is the fourth model in franchise history.[97] As the Magic moved to the Amway Center
Amway Center
in 2010, they unveiled a new logo that for the first time fully spelled "Magic", without the star instead of the A.[99] They also unveiled a black alternate uniform, with silver pinstripes, mirroring the regular blue road uniform. They were usually worn as throwback uniforms as part of the NBA Hardwood Classics program.[100] A variation of the uniform is also used for Noche Latina every March, with 'Orlando' substituted for 'El Magic', with 'El' in black and silver trim and 'Magic' in blue and silver trim. This was unveiled in the 2011–12 season.[101] In 2014, Magic unveiled a silver uniform for the first time in their history. It was sleeved, and featuring white pinstripes along with blue, black and white trim for the letters and numbers. Unlike the three other uniforms, a different striping pattern will be used on the sides.[102] In 2016, The Magic unveiled a third alternate uniform, featuring carbon as the primary color and without pinstripes. Named “Stars”, it featured the team's secondary logo and a blue, white and blue tricolor stripe in front, along with white lettering.[103] The Magic made only a few slight tweaks to their uniforms when Nike became the league's uniform provider in 2017. The home and away uniform designations were abolished, thus the Magic's white "Association" and blue "Icon" uniforms are now used either at home or on the road.[104] The Magic also retained their black alternate uniform as part of Nike's "Statement" line, although the pinstripes changed from silver to blue. Their jersey's sponsor is Disney. An annual "City" edition is also utilized by Nike to honor either local culture or team tradition. The Magic's 2017–18 "City" uniform featured a printed pattern of stars in the sky along with the team's alternate logo in front.[105]

Stuff with the Orlando
Orlando
Magic Dancers.

Mascot[edit] Stuff the Magic Dragon
Stuff the Magic Dragon
has been the Magic's mascot since 1987. A dragon designed by Wade Harrison and Bonnie Erickson of Acme Mascots, Inc, his name is a pun on Puff the Magic Dragon and how a slam dunk is also known as "stuffing".[106][107] Players[edit] Main article: Orlando
Orlando
Magic all-time roster See also: Orlando
Orlando
Magic draft history Current roster[edit]

Orlando
Orlando
Magic roster

v t e

Players Coaches

Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From

1.5 !G 7000400000000000000♠4 Afflalo, Arron 7000195580000000000♠6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1985–10–15 UCLA

4.0 !F 5000000000000000000♠0 Artis, Jamel (TW) 7000200659999999999♠6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 213 lb (97 kg) 1993–01–12 Pittsburgh

1.5 !G 7001140000000000000♠14 Augustin, D. J. 7000182880000000000♠6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 183 lb (83 kg) 1987–11–10 Texas

6.0 !C 7001240000000000000♠24 Birch, Khem 7000205740000000000♠6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1992–09–28 UNLV

6.0 !C 7001110000000000000♠11 Biyombo, Bismack 7000205740000000000♠6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1992–08–28 DR Congo

2.5 !G/F 7001100000000000000♠10 Fournier, Evan 7000200659999999999♠6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1992–10–29 INSEP
INSEP
(FRA)

4.0 !F 5000000000000000000♠00 Gordon, Aaron 7000205740000000000♠6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1995–09–16 Arizona

2.5 !G/F 7000800000000000000♠8 Hezonja, Mario 7000203200000000000♠6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 218 lb (99 kg) 1995–02–25 Croatia

4.0 !F 7000100000000000000♠1 Isaac, Jonathan 7000208279999999999♠6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1997–10–03 Florida
Florida
State

4.0 !F 7001250000000000000♠25 Iwundu, Wes 7000200659999999999♠6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1994–12–20 Kansas State

1.5 !G 7000700000000000000♠7 Mack, Shelvin 7000190500000000000♠6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 203 lb (92 kg) 1990–04–22 Butler

1.5 !G 7001150000000000000♠15 Purvis, Rodney 7000193040000000000♠6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1994–02–14 Connecticut

2.5 !G/F 7001310000000000000♠31 Ross, Terrence 7000200659999999999♠6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 206 lb (93 kg) 1991–02–05 Washington

4.0 !F 7001170000000000000♠17 Simmons, Jonathon 7000198120000000000♠6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1989–09–14 Houston

5.5 !F/C 7000500000000000000♠5 Speights, Marreese 7000208279999999999♠6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1987–08–04 Florida

6.0 !C 7000900000000000000♠9 Vučević, Nikola 7000213360000000000♠7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1990–10–24 Southern California

Head coach

Frank Vogel

Assistant coach(es)

Chad Forcier Jay Hernandez Matt Hill Corliss Williamson

Legend

(C) Team captain (DP) Unsigned draft pick (FA) Free agent (S) Suspended (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate (TW) Two-way affiliate player Injured

Roster • Transactions Last transaction: 2018–02–08

Retained draft rights[edit] The Magic hold the draft rights to the following unsigned draft picks who have been playing outside the NBA. A drafted player, either an international draftee or a college draftee who is not signed by the team that drafted him, is allowed to sign with any non-NBA teams. In this case, the team retains the player's draft rights in the NBA until one year after the player's contract with the non-NBA team ends.[108] This list includes draft rights that were acquired from trades with other teams.

Draft Round Pick Player Pos. Nationality Current team Note(s) Ref

2015 2 51 Harvey, TylerTyler Harvey G  United States Olympique Antibes
Olympique Antibes
(France)

[109]

2013 2 60 Timma, JānisJānis Timma G/F  Latvia Saski-Baskonia (Spain) Acquired from the Memphis Grizzlies [110]

2005 1 11 Vázquez, FranFran Vázquez F/C  Spain Iberostar Tenerife (Spain)

[111]

Retired numbers[edit]

Orlando
Orlando
Magic retired numbers

No. Player Position Tenure

6 1 Fans ("The Sixth Man") — 1989–present

Notes:

1 The number was unretired in the 2001–02 season for Patrick Ewing.

Basketball
Basketball
Hall of Famers[edit]

Orlando
Orlando
Magic Hall of Famers

Players

No. Name Position Tenure Inducted

21 Dominique Wilkins F 1999 2006

6 Patrick Ewing
Patrick Ewing
1 C 2001–2002 2008

32 Shaquille O'Neal C 1992–1996 2016

1 Tracy McGrady G 2000–2004 2017

33 Grant Hill F 2000–2007 2018

Coaches

Name Position Tenure Inducted

Chuck Daly
Chuck Daly
2 Head coach 1997–1999 1994

Notes:

1 In total, Ewing was inducted into the Hall of Fame twice – as player and as a member of the 1992 Olympic team. 2 In total, Daly was inducted into the Hall of Fame twice – as coach and as a member of the 1992 Olympic team

FIBA Hall of Famers[edit]

Orlando
Orlando
Magic Hall of Famers

Players

No. Name Position Tenure Inducted

32 Shaquille O'Neal C 1992–1996 2017

Orlando
Orlando
Magic Hall of Fame[edit] In 2014, the Orlando
Orlando
Magic launched the team's Hall of Fame, which honors players, coaches and executives who have had a major impact for the team.[112][113]

Orlando
Orlando
Magic Hall of Fame

Players

No. Name Position Tenure Inducted

25 Nick Anderson G 1989–1999 2014[114]

32 Shaquille O'Neal C 1992–1996 2015[115]

1 Penny Hardaway G 1993–1999 2017[116]

1 Tracy McGrady G/F 2000–2004 2018

Staff

Name Position Tenure Inducted

Pat Williams Co-founder 1988–present 2014[114]

Richard DeVos Owner 1991–present 2016[117]

Jimmy Hewitt Founder — 2017

Head coaches[edit] Main article: List of Orlando
Orlando
Magic head coaches Season-by-season records[edit] Main article: List of Orlando
Orlando
Magic seasons Rivalries[edit] Miami
Miami
Heat[edit] The Orlando
Orlando
Magic and the Miami Heat
Miami Heat
had a rivalry based on the fact that the two franchises altogether were based in Florida
Florida
in separate locations, known as the Sunshine State rivalry. Another ingredient to the rivalry was the high-caliber players on both teams such as Orlando's Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal
and Penny Hardaway, and Miami's Alonzo Mourning and Tim Hardaway. The two had met each other in the NBA playoffs for the first time in 1997, with Miami
Miami
beating Orlando
Orlando
3–2; they have not met in the corresponding playoffs ever since so far. The rivalry had intensified in the past decade with the rising stardom of Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade
and Dwight Howard, along with Miami
Miami
acquiring high-caliber stars such LeBron James
LeBron James
from the Cavaliers and Chris Bosh from the Toronto Raptors
Toronto Raptors
and in 2010, resulting in fierce competition between the two. Recently, when Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
departed from the Magic to the Los Angeles Lakers in August 2012, the rivalry has since softened as the Orlando
Orlando
Magic underwent a continuing process of rebuilding; however, competition still remains tense. Atlanta Hawks[edit] The Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta Hawks
and the Orlando
Orlando
Magic had an intense rivalry, mostly stemming from playoff competitions and the rising stardom of Dwight Howard and Josh Smith, both from the 2004 NBA draft
2004 NBA draft
and who were both raised in Georgia. The two teams faced each other twice in the 2010 and 2011 NBA playoffs. The Magic had swept the Hawks in the second round of the 2010 playoffs and the Hawks eliminated the Magic 4–2 in the first round of the corresponding 2011 playoffs. Media[edit] Main article: List of Orlando
Orlando
Magic broadcasters Television[edit] The current television announce team for the Orlando
Orlando
Magic is play-by-play announcer David Steele and color analyst Jeff Turner. Turner played for the Magic from its inaugural 1989 season to 1996. Paul Kennedy and Dante Marchetelli serve as courtside reporters, while Marchetelli, former coach Brian Hill, and former Magic player Nick Anderson host the pre-game, halftime and post-game shows. Television broadcasts were split in 2007–08 between Fox Sports Florida
Fox Sports Florida
and Sun Sports (now Fox Sports Sun). In the 18 years before then, broadcasts were split between Sun Sports (formerly known as the Sunshine Network) and local television stations, originally WKCF
WKCF
and, later, WRBW. There was a controversy with moving broadcasts to Fox Sports Florida since Orlando's largest cable TV provider, Bright House Networks, did not carry the network. Pressure increased for the cable provider to pick up FS Florida
Florida
in time for the 2007–08 NBA season but this did not happen. The Magic persisted with airing games on FS Florida
Florida
into the 2008–09 season despite Bright House's refusal to pick up the channel in all of its affiliates. Recently, Bright House and FS Florida
Florida
came to an agreement on January 1, 2009 and have begun airing the channel as part of its standard cable package. However, Bright House airs the channel using a digital signal that only allows customers who own the Digital cable box to receive the channel. The customers do not have to pay any additional costs to get the channel with their Digital cable box. As of the 2012–13 season, all Magic games are now on Fox Sports Florida. Radio[edit] The current radio announce team for the Orlando
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
WELE
in Daytona Beach, 99.5 FM WGMW
WGMW
"The Star" in Gainesville and Ocala, AM 1290 WPCF in Panama City, AM 1590 WPSL in Port St. Lucie and AM 1450 WSTU
WSTU
in Stuart. The affiliate in Tallahassee is AM 1270 "My 94.3" WTLY. The immediate Tampa
Tampa
Bay area has no affiliate although AM 1340 in Clearwater WTAN
WTAN
is listed on the team's website. The flagship broadcast was simulcast on WDBO-FM
WDBO-FM
during the 2011–12 NBA season while that station moved from AM to FM. When WDBO-AM re-formatted from talk radio to sports radio, it retained the flagship status. However, WDBO-FM
WDBO-FM
still simulcasts Magic games in Central Florida. Joey Colon and Ramón Rivas do Spanish-language commentary on AM 1030 WONQ "La Grande" in Orlando. Podcasts[edit] The official Orlando
Orlando
Magic website features a collection of podcasts available on iTunes, including "Magic Overtime with Dante and Galante". Leaders[edit] Franchise leaders[edit] Bold denotes still active with team. Italic denotes still active but not with team. Points scored (regular season) (as of the end of the 2016–17 season)[118]

Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
(11,435) Nick Anderson (10,650) Tracy McGrady
Tracy McGrady
(8,298) Jameer Nelson
Jameer Nelson
(8,184) Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal
(8,019) Hedo Turkoglu
Hedo Turkoglu
(7,216) Anfernee Hardaway
Anfernee Hardaway
(7,018) Dennis Scott (6,603) Darrell Armstrong
Darrell Armstrong
(5,898) Nikola Vucevic
Nikola Vucevic
(5,524) Scott Skiles
Scott Skiles
(4,966) Horace Grant (4,638) Rashard Lewis
Rashard Lewis
(4,194) Pat Garrity (3,800) J. J. Redick
J. J. Redick
(3,662) Victor Oladipo
Victor Oladipo
(3,551) Terry Catledge (3,433) Grant Hill
Grant Hill
(3,280) Tobias Harris
Tobias Harris
(3,193) Evan Fournier
Evan Fournier
(3,078)

Other statistics (regular season) (as of April 18, 2017)[118]

Most minutes played

Player Minutes

Dwight Howard 22,471

Nick Anderson 22,440

Jameer Nelson 19,038

Hedo Turkoglu 16,233

Darrell Armstrong 14,234

Horace Grant 14,233

Anfernee Hardaway 13,721

Dennis Scott 13,692

Scott Skiles 11,940

Tracy McGrady 11,628

Most rebounds

Player Rebounds

Dwight Howard 8,072

Nikola Vucevic 3,708

Shaquille O'Neal 3,691

Nick Anderson 3,667

Horace Grant 3,353

Hedo Turkoglu 2,221

Bo Outlaw 2,160

Tracy McGrady 2,067

Jameer Nelson 2,038

Anfernee Hardaway 1,752

Most assists

Player Assists

Jameer Nelson 3,501

Scott Skiles 2,776

Darrell Armstrong 2,555

Anfernee Hardaway 2,343

Nick Anderson 1,937

Hedo Turkoglu 1,927

Tracy McGrady 1,533

Elfrid Payton 1,530

Brian Shaw 1,061

Dennis Scott 1,034

Most steals

Player Steals

Nick Anderson 1,004

Darrell Armstrong 830

Anfernee Hardaway 718

Dwight Howard 626

Jameer Nelson 619

Tracy McGrady 452

Dennis Scott 429

Horace Grant 426

Hedo Turkoglu 425

Bo Outlaw 401

Most blocks

Player Blocks

Dwight Howard 1,344

Shaquille O'Neal 824

Bo Outlaw 536

Horace Grant 415

Nick Anderson 338

Nikola Vucevic 324

Tracy McGrady 292

Tony Battie 205

Darko Milicic 202

Anfernee Hardaway 191

Most three-pointers made

Player 3-pointers made

Dennis Scott 981

Nick Anderson 900

Jameer Nelson 874

Hedo Turkoglu 794

Rashard Lewis 658

Darrell Armstrong 654

Pat Garrity 624

J.J. Redick 549

Tracy McGrady 509

Scott Skiles 384

Individual records[edit]

Most points in one game with 62 ( Tracy McGrady
Tracy McGrady
on March 10, 2004 vs. Washington Wizards) Most points in one half with 37 in the first half ( Tracy McGrady
Tracy McGrady
on March 9, 2003 vs. Denver Nuggets) Most points in one quarter with 25 in the second quarter (Tracy McGrady on March 9, 2003 vs. Denver Nuggets) Most free throws made in one game with 21 ( Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
on January 12, 2012 vs. Golden State Warriors Most free throws attempted in one game with 39 ( Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
on January 12, 2012 vs. Golden State Warriors) ***NBA Record Most points in a playoff game with 46 ( Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
in Game 1 of 2011 Eastern Conference playoffs, First round vs. Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta Hawks
and Tracy McGrady in Game 2 of the 2003 Eastern Conference playoffs, First round vs. Detroit Pistons) Most assist made in one game with 30 ( Scott Skiles
Scott Skiles
on December 30, 1990 vs. Denver Nuggets) ***NBA Record Most rebounds in one game with 29 ( Nikola Vučević
Nikola Vučević
on December 31, 2012 vs. Miami
Miami
Heat)

Awards and accomplishments[edit] Individual awards[edit]

NBA Defensive Player of the Year

Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
– 2009, 2010, 2011

NBA Rookie of the Year

Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal
– 1993 Mike Miller – 2001

NBA Sixth Man of the Year

Darrell Armstrong
Darrell Armstrong
– 1999

NBA Sportsmanship Award

Grant Hill
Grant Hill
– 2005

NBA Most Improved Player of the Year

Scott Skiles
Scott Skiles
– 1991 Darrell Armstrong
Darrell Armstrong
– 1999 Tracy McGrady
Tracy McGrady
– 2001 Hedo Türkoğlu
Hedo Türkoğlu
– 2008 Ryan Anderson – 2012

NBA Coach of the Year

Doc Rivers
Doc Rivers
– 2000

NBA Executive of the Year

John Gabriel – 2000

NBA scoring champion

Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal
– 1995 Tracy McGrady
Tracy McGrady
– 2003, 2004

All-NBA First Team

Anfernee Hardaway
Anfernee Hardaway
– 1995, 1996 Tracy McGrady
Tracy McGrady
– 2002, 2003 Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
– 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

All-NBA Second Team

Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal
– 1995 Tracy McGrady
Tracy McGrady
– 2001, 2004

All-NBA Third Team

Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal
– 1994, 1996 Anfernee Hardaway
Anfernee Hardaway
– 1997 Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
– 2007

NBA All-Defensive First Team

Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
– 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

NBA All-Defensive Second Team

Horace Grant – 1995, 1996 Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
– 2008

NBA All-Rookie First Team

Dennis Scott – 1991 Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal
– 1993 Anfernee Hardaway
Anfernee Hardaway
– 1994 Matt Harpring
Matt Harpring
– 1999 Mike Miller – 2001 Drew Gooden
Drew Gooden
– 2003 Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
– 2005 Victor Oladipo
Victor Oladipo
– 2014 Elfrid Payton – 2015

NBA All-Rookie Second Team

Stanley Roberts – 1992 Michael Doleac – 1999 Chucky Atkins
Chucky Atkins
– 2000 Gordan Giriček
Gordan Giriček
– 2003 Jameer Nelson
Jameer Nelson
– 2005

NBA All-Star Weekend[edit] NBA All-Star Team

Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal
– 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 Anfernee Hardaway
Anfernee Hardaway
– 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 Tracy McGrady
Tracy McGrady
– 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Grant Hill
Grant Hill
– 2001, 2005 Rashard Lewis
Rashard Lewis
– 2009 Jameer Nelson
Jameer Nelson
– 2009 Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
– 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

NBA All-Star Game Eastern head coaches

Brian Hill – 1995 Stan Van Gundy
Stan Van Gundy
– 2009

Notes[edit]

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