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SBD/June 6, 2012/Franchises
Phil Jackson Reportedly Still A Possibility For Magic Front Office Position
Published June 6, 2012
WORK IN PROGRESS: In Orlando, Mike Bianchi wrote Martins "makes a lot of money, but he has one of the most thankless jobs in the NBA." Bianchi: "I don't know whether Martins will end up being a good CEO. ... I don't agree with how Martins has made all of his decisions, but it's not exactly as if he were dealt a good hand. If this were poker, Martins entered the game and was immediately dealt a jack-high hodgepodge of garbage." Bianchi wrote, "Good luck, dude. You're gonna need it" (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 6/3).
HOCUS POCUS: New Magic T-shirts feature an image of C Dwight Howard and the word “Loyalty,” and ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser said, “Loyalty? This is the word that Dwight Howard wants associated with himself? He fired a coach, he fired a general manager. When he finally agreed to give Orlando just one more year, he then told people he wanted to get traded. He does not have any concept about what loyalty is about.” ESPN’s Michael Wilbon: “It’s complete nonsense on every level that he should have even come up with the word or if he didn’t come up with it, if some moron marketing executive came up with it, then that person should be fired. But the T-shirt gets an ‘A.’ It’s a collector’s item” (“PTI,” ESPN, 6/5).