The NBA's 'Zamboni' cleans house, clears air

GM John Weisbrod, the "hockey guy", might have the last laugh on those who questioned his ability to rebuild the Magic.

Updated: October 21, 2004, 12:39 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN Insider

ORLANDO – Call GM John Weisbrod's Magic "Extreme Makeover: Hockey Style".

Weisbrod took over the Magic last March, hellbent on blowing up the team. A number of NBA GMs snickered when Weisbrod, whose only real experience to date had been running a minor-league hockey franchise, was given the task of bringing the franchise back from the dead.

What does a hockey guy know about the NBA, they all whispered?

"It's unbelievable in my observation how much people fear having original ...

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