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Orlando Magic's new coach Jacque Vaughn hopeful about team despite problems

...head coach Jacque Vaughn to help turn the page on a year that almost everyone in the franchise wants to forget.Magic general manager Rob Hennigan and CEO Alex Martins said Monday that Vaughn has the discipline, work ethic and pedigree as both a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2012-07-30/orlando-magics-new-coach-jacq
Hornets trade Paul to Clippers

...situation said earlier in the day that it's a three-year, $15 million deal for the three-time All-Star. MAGIC: General manager Otis Smith said the team's goal remains to keep Dwight Howard in a Magic uniform as long as it can and that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2011-12-15/hornets-trade-paul-clippers
Magic expect Nelson to play

...but I've been known to do some amazing things sometimes," Nelson said, again lobbying for playing time. Magic general manager Otis Smith had repeatedly said Nelson will not play again this season. But he recanted his comments Monday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/03/nba_526318.shtml
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NBA notes

...lose Orlando another coach, but everything fell together. "The first reaction obviously was surprise when (Magic general manager Otis Smith) called over the weekend - I was a little bit shocked," Van Gundy said. "And then from there...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/06/09/nba_131627.shtml
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Death threats found at house of Magic GM

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando Magic general manager John Weisbrod reportedly received written death threats at his home about trading two-time NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/08/nba_421484.shtml
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McGrady to meet with Magic owner

...draft lottery, McGrady dampened the organization's excitement by declaring it should be dealt for a veteran. Magic general manager John Weisbrod said the pick is drawing interest around the league. "There are a lot of people out there that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/18/nba_419350.shtml
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Magic GM wants McGrady to make a decision - soon

...million contract that runs through 2006-07 season, can opt out of the deal following the 2004-05 season. Magic general manager John Weisbrod said Wednesday he wants McGrady to stay, but wants his star to make a decision by July 1 because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/15/nba_412266.shtml
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Deadline passes with little activity

...same players. "It's gotten to the point where three-way trades are more common than 1-on-1 trades," Magic general manager John Gabriel said. Orlando had been trying to find a taker for forward Derek Strong in order to clear enough salary...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/25/nba_284479.shtml
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After a month of talking, teams ready to wheel and deal

...trades and free-agent signings ends. "This moratorium month has created a sense of a lack of urgency," Orlando Magic general manager John Gabriel said Friday, "because there has been time to talk about a variety of deals while at the same time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/01/oth_266925.shtml
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With Maggette, Magic want to be more athletic

...Owens -- who might not remain in Orlando long. "Maggette is a player that we feel has a tremendous upside," Magic general manager John Gabriel said. "We think he is one of the elite athletes in this year's draft and will be in this game...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/02/nba_264841.shtml
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