Orlando Magic Schedule in 2014 - 2015
From the start of the pre-season on October 7th all the way until the final season game on April 15th, the Orlando Magic team is going to be kept very busy with all of the games that they have ahead of them. From the Utah Jazz to the Boston Celtics, the Toronto Raptors to a team all the way from the heart of Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, there's nothing short of a wide variety of teams for them to go through. Thankfully if you're someone who can't make it to their games, many of them will be televised so you don't have to worry about missing a moment of their games. The NBA site even will keep track of the game's final score for you if you don't have the chance to catch the game or miss out on the final half. You aren't going to want to miss a moment of this season!
Orlando Magic Roster
There was a new hire for the role of Assistant coach, filled by Jay Hernandez. Head Coach Jacque Vaughn believes that Coach Hernandez "will bring a tireless work ethic and dedication to development to our coaching staff.â€
Players that have recently agreed to contracts are Channing Frye, Luke Ridnour, and Ben Gordon. (Frye a four year contract (32 million), Ridnour and Gordon for two years (5.5 million for Ridnour, 9 for Gordon). Tobias Harris is very hopeful that he will be extending a contract with the team, due to feeling like this team is a very good match for him and his skill level.
The Chicago Bulls are also looking to trade Anthony Randolph, as well as two second rounders to Orlando Magic in hopes to clear up some Cap Space. The Orlando Magic have signed on rookie guard Devyn Marble, as well. On June 26, the draft rights to Marble and Evan Fournier, were acquired from Denver in exchange for Arron Afflalo.
Orlando Magic Fan Experience
Not only does the Amway center holds nine bars and restaurants, but it also has an area on the Promenade level for your children to play in and keep busy. Your child could play the stadium's version of HORSE, and shoot some hoops! There's even a digital loft where guests can charge their phones before or after the game! Starting two hours before every Magic game, the stadium hosts the Magic Fan Fest where fans of the team can enjoy live music, prizes, giveaways and interactive games until the game is ready to start. If you're just visiting Orlando to catch the game, the area offers many hotels and even has the airport only four miles away.
Orlando Magic Trivia
Almost Twenty-four years ago, on December 12, 1990, former Magic Point Guard, Scott Skiles (In his number four jersey), used 30 assists in a game against the Denver Nuggets and set an NBA record for the most assists in a single game! Even today he still holds that record! Wow!
Orlando Magic History
Beginning in 1989, the team has been very successful in their time. They've managed to make it to the playoffs in more than half of their years being active, making it fourteen times within twenty-four years. Just barely behind the Miami Heat, they are the second most successful of the four teams that had been brought into the league between 88-89. Another incredible feat is that until next year, they have been the only professional sports team in the major sports league to be located in Orlando. They are known for many different areas, but one of their most successful eras was when they managed to draft Shaquille O'Neal into their team. Just this feat is considered one of the biggest prizes received from a draft. The team really lucked out on their draft and managed to make NBA History by becoming the first team to ever have the first fifty win season in the franchise's history!
Orlando Magic Fan Info
The fans of Orlando Magic are very proud basketball fans. Even just with the Magic Fan fests at the Amway stadium, these fans have many reasons to celebrate. The team has had so much success, especially with such a proud fanbase behind them. There are dozens of online forums for the fans to connect with each other and discuss their favorite games and strategies. For a stunt, fans were even encouraged to go to several locations where the team's lettering were placed so they could take a picture of themselves being the 'I' in 'Magic'. Even noted celebrities such as Jack Nicholson and Tiger Woods are huge fans of the team.