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  1. Brandon Bass is putting in the right kind of work

    Oct 5, 2010, 9:00 AM EST

    In Brandon Bass’ first season with the Magic, he saw his playing time, points, and rebounds per game slashed despite Orlando having available minutes at power forward. He sat 32 of Orlando’s 82 regular season games (and seven of their 14 playoff games). Watching, fully healthy, from the bench. On a four million dollar salary.…

  2. NBA’s new dress code for coaches ends mock turtleneck era

    Sep 30, 2010, 1:43 PM EST

    Stan Van Gundy wants the rule named after him. Really, it should be the Coach Jack Ramsay rule. For reasons that are unclear but likely studied in focus groups at great expense, the NBA has set up a new dress code for coaches that requires them to wear a collared shirt. “I want them to…

  3. NBA Season Preview: Orlando Magic

    Sep 28, 2010, 1:08 PM EST

    Last season: 59-23, the second seed in the East. In the playoffs they Magic swept past the Bobcats and Hawks before running into the buzz saw that was the Celtics and losing in the Eastern Conference Finals. Head Coach: Stan Van Gundy, one of the best going and probably funnier than his brother. Key Departures:…

  4. Orlando believe 12 is better than three when it comes to Miami Heat

    Sep 27, 2010, 11:07 PM EST

    If you like messin’ with Sasquatch, then go to an Orlando Magic practice and start asking questions about the Miami Heat. Pretty much the same reaction. Orlando general manager Otis Smith led the “hey, maybe they should play a game before we anoint them” cries, as reported by FanHouse. “They’ve got three, and we’re solid…

  5. Stan Van Gundy fires back at Pat Riley's verbal retaliation

    Sep 12, 2010, 9:22 AM EST

    I’m pretty sure we’ve got a bonafide war of words on our hands. Stan Van Gundy responded Saturday to Pat Riley’s comments about himself and Magic GM Otis Smith and their criticism of the Heat. In an interview with the Magic’s website, Van Gundy laughed at what he considers to me a double-standard with Riley.…

  6. Pat Riley fires back at Charles Barkley, Stan Van Gundy and all you Heat haters

    Sep 10, 2010, 2:43 PM EST

    Pat Riley is done biting his tongue. He’s spent the last two months listening to people criticize his players and their wanting to play on one team and he’s had it. Not as much with the media and bloggers — although I have yet to receive a bouquet of roses — but with the people…

  7. Stan Van Gundy: Heat roster better than any of Jordan's Bulls rosters

    Aug 18, 2010, 2:59 PM EST

    No doubt the Heat are going to be good. Very good. But expectations some comparisons and expectations are getting a little ridiculous. Stan Van Gundy is happy to feed the mania, as he did with Dan LeBatard on 790 the Ticket in Miami: “If I look at what the Bulls did winning 72 games and…

  8. Orlando Magic keeping Stan Van Gundy, Otis Smith around a few more years

    Jul 28, 2010, 10:48 AM EST

    Bombs away, Orlando. The system of Dwight Howard in the paint and host of guys chucking up threes around him is not going anywhere soon — the Orlando Magic have extended the contracts of coach Stan Van Gundy and General Manager Otis Smith through 2013, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Smith is now the president…

  9. Whatever Chris Paul asks for today, don't bet on the Hornets trading him soon

    Jul 26, 2010, 9:02 AM EST

    We know what new General Manager Dell Demps and new coach Monty Williams are going to say to Chris Paul today when the two sides sit down for their first face-to-face meeting: Give us a chance. Both have just been hired in recent weeks, both will say they have not had time yet to build…

  10. Stan Van Gundy speaks for us all — does a basketball player need a television special?

    Jul 7, 2010, 4:25 PM EST

    We’re all sick of the hype. Oh, it’s working — LeBron is getting exactly what he wanted out of this. But we’re still sick of it. The always frank Stan Van Gundy is with us, people. As told to the Orlando Sentinel. “It takes 15 seconds to say, ‘I’ve decided to stay in Cleveland,’ but…

  11. Orlando Magic told Martin Gortat he could be traded

    Jun 30, 2010, 12:33 PM EST

    Quality backup big men are hard to find. Sure, there are plenty of big stiffs around who will happily soak up salary and a few minutes here and there, giving you a big body for practice and the odd rebound. Bit guys who can actually contribute, much harder to come by. Martin Gortat can contribute.…

  12. NBA Playoffs, Celtics Magic Game 6: Boston looking forward, Orlando looking back

    May 29, 2010, 12:30 PM EST

    It only took a few minutes after Boston advanced to the NBA finals for the questions to turn to “can you win the title?” But Boston had already been talking about that. Orlando had been talking title, too, which makes this one hard to take.  

  13. NBA Playoffs, Celtics Magic Game 5: Does one good game deserve another?

    May 27, 2010, 9:50 AM EST

    Here’s what we learned after the game last night: Stan Van Gundy hates Rasheed Wallace in a good way, the Magic get how hard Game 6 will be, and Big Baby is always a little bit loopy.  

  14. Stan Van Gundy has his job… and little use for Michael Wilbon

    May 26, 2010, 4:23 PM EST

    There have been plenty of people in Orlando calling for the head of Stan Van Gundy. It’s ludicrous. We’ve gone into that. But the calls are out there. Not from anybody credible, mind you. Magic general manager Otis Smith was outright dismissive of the claims Van Gundy’s job was in danger. Not the standard denial,…

  15. NBA Playoffs, Magic Celtics Game 5: Vince Carter should do the exact same thing he did last game, only completely different and much better

    May 26, 2010, 1:30 PM EST

    Vince Carter had no redeemable value for the Magic in Game 4. He wasn’t scoring well, and finished with just three points on 1-for-9 shooting. He wasn’t making plays for his teammates, even if he wasn’t necessarily a ball-stopper. He wasn’t hitting the boards particularly hard, and he certainly wasn’t making any significant contributions on…

  16. Winderman: Real men do play zone. Because it works.

    May 26, 2010, 12:35 PM EST

    Real men, of course, don’t play zone. It is why the Suns’ gimmickry was derided by the Lakers after Game 4 as inconsequential to why the Western Conference finals are now tied 2-2. It is why Carmelo Anthony, Jonny Flynn and now Wes Johnson enter the NBA seemingly needed to be reprogrammed from Jim Boeheim’s…

  17. NBA Playoffs, Magic Celtics: Game 4 a good a reason as any of why Stan Van Gundy's job isn't in jeopardy

    May 25, 2010, 1:59 PM EST

    The Magic were on the brink of franchise embarrassment on Monday night, as the Celtics were in command of the series with a 3-0 lead and came back to force overtime despite fantastic outings by Dwight Howard and Jameer Nelson. Orlando’s season could have drifted away had Paul Pierce found an open Ray Allen at…

  18. NBA Playoffs, Celtics Magic Game 4: The Magic have faith

    May 25, 2010, 9:55 AM EST

    Just take it one game at a time? Ha. The Orlando Magic are not playing your sports cliche game, they think they can come back and win this thing. Isn’t that cute? Here is what players and coaches were saying after the game. And by the way, Doc Rivers tie looks like that win or…

  19. NBA Playoffs, Celtics Magic Game 4: Is there any hope for Orlando? Who can be their Dave Roberts?

    May 24, 2010, 1:50 PM EST

    One beloved Boston sports team — the Boston Bruins — just lost a series where they were ahead 3-0. The Philadelphia Flyers came back and spanked them. So there it is Orlando, your ray of hope. It’s not much of one, it’s not even the same sport, but your team hasn’t given anybody much reason…

  20. NBA Playoffs, Magic Celtics Game 3: This one is on the Magic players

    May 23, 2010, 1:09 AM EST

    The Orlando Magic got punched in the mouth. They fell to the ground. And they didn’t even try to get back up. Let’s not take anything away from the Celtics, they came out hungry, they came out wanting to end it. And they did. Well, sure, they still have to play one more game, but…

  21. NBA Playoffs Magic v. Celtics: J.J. Redick making it tough for Magic to keep him off the floor

    May 20, 2010, 3:40 PM EST

    Although the Orlando Magic have struggled at times in their series against the Boston Celtics, they need not despair. It’s never good to drop two games on your home court in the playoffs, especially in consecutive contests in the series’ opening games. Still, Orlando has lost two games by a combined seven points against a…

  22. NBA Playoffs, Celtics Magic Game 2: The Celtics are feeling pretty good right now

    May 19, 2010, 10:02 AM EST

    The Celtics have been here before. And they sound like it. There isn’t a lot of excitement or “wow, can’t believe we won that one” going on here. They are veterans, they are professionals and they are moving forward. The Magic are saying the right things, too. Not that it’s going to help.  

  23. NBA Playoffs, Magic v. Celtics Game 2: Orlando can't just be different, they have to be better

    May 18, 2010, 1:55 PM EST

    The Magic made a ridiculous comeback to make the finale of Game of the Eastern Conference Finals more competitive than the bulk of the game, but Orlando still dropped home court advantage and played anything but an impressive game. A Magic team that had been completely untouchable in the playoffs prior to this series now…

  24. NBA Playoffs, Celtics Magic Game 1: The last word

    May 17, 2010, 9:11 AM EST

    It’s time for the last word on Game 1 between Boston and we are giving it to the players and coaches. Well, this isn’t the last word from us, who are we kidding? There will be some more breakdowns and analysis later. But these guys should get their say.  

  25. NBA Playoffs, Celtics Magic Game 1: Where the Magic couldn't score inside or out

    May 16, 2010, 7:29 PM EST

    Magics fans couldn’t help but ask: Who were those guys? What happened to the Magic that steamrolled an Atlanta team (who finished with a better record than Boston)? They recognize the guys from the fourth quarter comeback, but that was not enough. Now the Magic are in a 1-0 hole in the Eastern Conference Finals.…

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