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No one was ready to put a number on where the Magic were going to finish in the win column or in the standings. That still seems 82 games and seven months away from getting determined, and this is a young team that has yet to gather for its first official practice. The message though was pretty clear.
This is a group ready to start winning.
This is a group ready to make that next step, hungry to grow and put a two-year spurt of just 43 wins behind them. At least, that is what the consistent refrain from Magic Media Day.
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The Magic will wear the new uniforms for select home games in the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons.
At their 2014 NBA media day event, the Orlando Magic unveiled a new alternate "pride" uniform which includes a sleeved jersey. adidas, the Magic, and the NBA collaborated to design the pride uniform, which color the Magic say is meant to invoke steel, a "rigid, unbending and relentless symbol of unity." Orlando will wear the jersey for select home games in the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons, beginning with its date against the Golden State Warriors on November 26th.
The pride uniforms feature the
The Magic added Seth Curry, Peyton Siva, and two other players for camp.
The Orlando Magic announced Monday the signings of four players for training camp, which gets underway Tuesday at the Amway Center practice floor. Joining the Magic, who have 14 players with guaranteed deals and a 15th, Dewayne Dedmon, without a guarantee are Kadeem Batts, Drew Crawford, Seth
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French connection yesterday at Millenia mall
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Monday is Magic Media Day!
Get excited and be sure to follow us along on Twitter @OMagicDaily and by following the hashtag #MagicMediaDay as we will be at Amway Center for the first gathering of the Magic for the 2015 season as we kick off the year.
There are a lot of questions about this Magic team especially. This young squad is expected to take something of a step forward this year as the keys are turned over to the young core and the team has completely cleared the decks after the Dwight Howard trade.
Since all the Magic players will be answering questions
More power rankings will be coming out soon as the season gets set to start. With Media Day on Monday, we are all wondering where the Magic sit.
You get the feeling the analysis will be similar to the one offered by Marc Stein of ESPN.com.
You have to have a healthy amount of skepticism whenever an official press release comes out. You cannot completely buy in to marketing campaigns and sometimes you have to find humor in the ways the team tries to interact with the fans. This is not to say we do not appreciate the hard work of marketing executives in trying to create something to engage fans and, ultimately, sell tickets. Just sometimes they seem a little silly — we remember the jokes made after the “We Will” marketing slogan came out.
When the news came out that the Magic commissioned a structure to be placed all around Orlando spelling out the word “Magic” with the ‘i’ missing, it seemed a little . . . silly. The idea was to have fans take photos
“I think it’s an important season for us in a lot of ways. We’ve spent the last couple of years building a foundation and a culture that we feel is a good basis to build from, and I think we’re now shifting into a phase of this building plan where we want to start to establish an identity on the floor. This is an important year to see growth and progress for us. We expect to see growth. At the same time, we need to remain disciplined and need to remain committed to our plan and committed to staying the course.”