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Magic take FSU’s Jonathan Isaac with first round pick

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The Orlando Magic have chosen Florida State forward Jonathan Isaac with their first-round pick in the NBA Draft. Some pundits thought Orlando would go with shooting guard Malik Monk  of Kentucky, but Isaac brings many attributes that can make him a star in the league. Isaac, a native of New York City, but a product of IMG Academy in Bradenton, was pleased to be selected by the Magic. “Man, it means everything,” he said about his opportunity to remain close…

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Frank Vogel to next Magic GM: “I can get along with anyone”

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A difficult year is behind the Orlando Magic. For the fifth consecutive season they failed to make the playoffs. During that span, the team had its worst five-year period ever with a record of 132-278. That cost General Manager Rob Hennigan and Assistant General Manager Scott Perry their jobs. Orlando Coach Frank Vogel can certainly relate to being fired. Just 11 months ago, he was looking for a job after being let go by the Indiana Pacers after his team…

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Pacers spoil Frank Vogel’s homecoming with 88-69 win over Magic

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On Sunday night, the Orlando Magic’s Serge Ibaka made his return to Oklahoma City a memorable one with 31 points, including the game-winning shot. On Monday, Magic coach and former Pacers’ boss Frank Vogel made his return to Indiana. It was not a happy homecoming as the Pacers beat the Magic 88-69. Ibaka helped to will his team to victory on the court on Sunday, highlighting the biggest difference in the two homecomings: Vogel could not contribute on the floor,…

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Golden State Warriors in uncharted territory

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Something big is going on in the San Francisco Bay Area.  It is not the San Francisco 49ers; they are rebuilding. It is not the Oakland Raiders; they are always rebuilding (but doing better). The biggest story in the world of professional sports is headquartered in the Oracle Arena, just a few hundred yards from the Raiders’ home facility of O.co Coliseum. Oracle’s tenant is the Golden State Warriors and they have done what no other professional sports team has…

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