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Orlando Magic would be better off by starting a new direction

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If I ran the Orlando Magic, I would blow it up. Dynamite. Nitroglycerin. Anything. If I ran the Orlando Magic, I would not fall in love with my 35 wins, which isn’t enough to qualify a team to even watch the playoffs on TV. If I ran the Orlando Magic, I would realize the absence of greatness on the court, on the bench and in the front office. If I ran the Orlando Magic, I would consider Scott Skiles’ quitting…

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Without Scott Skiles, who could make the Magic a better team?

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Is the resignation of Scott Skiles an indictment of the team’s front office. And should the team completely start over? Skiles is gone after less than a calendar year. He won 35 games while he was here, and from the whispers, he clashed with the front office throughout. Now, as the Magic prepare to go forward, who is there to lead the direction? General manager Rob Hennigan? He’s been in the job four years now. The Magic haven’t gotten a lot better. Should…

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Orlando Magic won 10 more games, but fell short of post-season

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It was better. It wasn’t good enough. How else are the Orlando Magic supposed to look at another season that didn’t end up in the playoffs? They won 35 games, 10 more than a year ago. But they fell short of their goal of the post-season. So was it improvement by young players who are getting better? Or was it biding time until a new group gets here? Was the good start (19-13 on New Year’s Day) a sign of…

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Hey, it’s something; Orlando Magic prepares for 30th victory

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It isn’t where the Orlando Magic dreams of being. Frankly, it’s halfway there. But for the Magic, it’s a bit of progress. The Orlando Magic is on the verge of winning 30 games. Again, it’s not the standard a team wants, but for the Magic, it will break a streak of four straight seasons ending with victories in the 20s. That’s some improvement. But would coach Scott Skiles think it’s enough? In the NBA, a team that is excellent can…

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What does Magic have to do to become a team that matters?

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They are halfway between improvement and arrival. Halfway between a good streak to start the first half of the season and a bad streak to end it. Halfway between being forgotten, again, and being a team worthy of notice. They are the Orlando Magic. They live on the border. Here at the NBA All-Star game, they are a team on the fringes. Currently, they not in the playoff race. They do not have a representative in the all-star game. They are below…

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