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7hKevin Pelton

Pelton: Skiles will have limited impact

While new Orlando coach Scott Skiles has turned around multiple teams in his first few years, Kevin Pelton says the Magic should be concerned about the long-term impact of this hiring.

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Reimagining NBA mascots as cartoon characters

A two-man, Montreal-based design firm released a batch of 16 reimagined NBA mascots that look like they were taken straight out of Looney Tunes.

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15hMarc Stein

Sources: Magic pushing to sign Skiles as coach

The Magic have entered into contract discussions with Scott Skiles and expect to soon complete his hiring as the team's next coach, according to league sources.

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Sources: Skiles emerges as Pelicans candidate

Scott Skiles has unexpectedly emerged as a candidate for the ‎New Orleans Pelicans' vacant coaching position, according to league sources.

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2dMarc Stein

Sources: Bulls mull whether to fire Thibodeau

Sources say the Bulls are giving increasing consideration to firing coach Tom Thibodeau and absorbing the corresponding financial hit.

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Orlando Magic Salary: By the Numbers

The Orlando Magic rank 96th of 333 international teams surveyed in an ESPN/SportingIntelligence report revealing the sports franchises that spend the most on their players.

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9dKevin Pelton

Pelton: Top 10 backcourts in modern NBA

With the Splash Brothers taking center stage in the playoffs, we take a look at the best backcourts in NBA history.

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10dIan Begley

Wolves win NBA draft lottery; Lakers get No. 2

The Minnesota Timberwolves lost 66 games during the 2014-15 season, but they won big Tuesday night. The Wolves won the NBA lottery and will pick first in this year's draft.

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Draft lottery: Top-five spot likely for Magic

The NBA draft lottery will be held Tuesday. After posting a 25-57 record, the Orlando Magic have the fifth-best chance (8.8 percent) of winning the lottery.

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On this day, Magic advance to Eastern Conference finals

On May 17, 2009, the Orlando Magic defeated the Boston Celtics 101-82 in the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals for a 4-3 series win.Two Magic starters posted double-doubles in the game: Hedo Turkoglu (25 points, 12 assists) and Dwight Howard (12 points, 16 rebounds).

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Bulls' Noah wins NBA's citizenship award

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah won the J. Walter Kennedy Award, given annually to an NBA player, coach or trainer for community service.

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game95.725th
Rebounds Per Game41.825th
Assists Per Game20.623rd
Points Allowed101.423rd

Team History

YearWLPCT
2014-152557.304
2013-142359.280
2012-132062.243
2011-123729.560
2010-115230.634