22 Facts About Orlando Magic

1. In 2014, the Orlando Magic launched the team's Hall of Fame, which honors players, coaches and executives who have had a major impact for the team.

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2. In 2016, The Orlando Magic unveiled a third alternate uniform, featuring carbon as the primary color and without pinstripes.

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3. In 2014, Orlando Magic unveiled a silver uniform for the first time in their history.

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4. On June 21, 2018, the Orlando Magic drafted center Mohamed Bamba with the sixth overall pick.

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5. On October 6, 2017, the Orlando Magic announced that former superstar Tracy McGrady, had rejoined the team as assistant to the CEO.

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6. In the summer of 2017, the Orlando Magic made various changes, the first being the firing of general manager Rob Hennigan on April 13.

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7. On February 16, 2016, the Orlando Magic traded Tobias Harris to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Ersan Ilyasova and Brandon Jennings.

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8. On May 29, 2015, the Orlando Magic hired their former point guard Scott Skiles as the franchise's 12th head coach.

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9. On June 27, 2013, the Orlando Magic had the 2nd pick in the 1st round of the 2013 NBA draft.

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10. On July 9, 2012, the Orlando Magic completed a sign-and-trade deal with the New Orleans Hornets, that sent forward Ryan Anderson to the Hornets.

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11. In the summer of 2010 the Orlando Magic signed Chris Duhon, formerly of the New York Knicks, and Quentin Richardson, formerly of the Miami Heat.

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12. In the playoffs, the Orlando Magic beat the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the playoffs and then the defending champions, the Boston Celtics, in the Eastern Conference semifinals, behind assistant coach Patrick Ewing's guarantee that they would win Game 7 of that series.

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13. In the free agent market, the Orlando Magic signed Rashard Lewis of the Seattle SuperSonics to a six-year league-maximum contract believed to be worth over $110 million.

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14. On June 6, 2007, the Orlando Magic signed a 4-year contract with Stan Van Gundy.

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15. On June 1, 2007, the Orlando Magic signed Billy Donovan to be their head coach for five years.

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16. The final few weeks of the season saw the Orlando Magic build momentum and confidence with an impressive late push towards the Playoffs.

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17. On May 23, 2005, the Orlando Magic's plans were disrupted by the abrupt resignation of general manager and Chief Operating Officer John Weisbrod.

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18. With the number one draft pick, the Orlando Magic selected high-school phenomenon and future All-Star and franchise cornerstone Dwight Howard, and a draft day trade with the Denver Nuggets got them point guard Jameer Nelson.

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19. In the playoffs the Penny Hardaway-led Orlando Magic were seeded number 3 because of tiebreakers and faced the Philadelphia 76ers.

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20. In the draft, the Orlando Magic selected Chris Webber, but traded him to the Golden State Warriors for the number three pick, guard Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway and three future first-round draft picks.

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21. In the 1990 NBA draft, the Orlando Magic selected Dennis Scott with the fourth overall pick.

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22. On June 27, 1989, the Orlando Magic chose Nick Anderson with the 11th pick in the first round, who became the first draft pick of the franchise.

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