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Sources: Magic hire Jeff Weltman to head basketball operations

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The Orlando Magic have reached for an unknown to fill the role of president of basketball operations. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Magic have agreed to hire Toronto general manager Jeff Weltman to head up the basketball operations. The person, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced, said Monday night the two sides have agreed to a deal. Weltman, who has also worked in the front offices of Milwaukee and Denver,…

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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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‘Our 49 Pulse angels’: Magic honor those killed in nightclub

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There’s nothing that can give Mayra Alvear back what she lost, or ease her pain, or calm her anger. With one gesture, she at least felt some joy again. Underneath a softly swaying banner displaying the number 49 — commemorating the number of lives lost — and as first responders unfurled and held a massive American flag for the national anthem, the Orlando Magic paid tribute Wednesday night to the victims and survivors of the Pulse gay nightclub massacre with…

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