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SBD/June 11, 2013/Franchises
Heat Announce Exclusive Partnershp With NBA D-League Sioux Falls Skyforce
Published June 11, 2013
HOCUS POCUS: In Orlando, Josh Robbins reported the move "ensures that the Magic will need a new affiliate," and team officials "probably welcome the news." The Magic "didn’t assign any of its young players to the SkyForce last season," and the "distance between Orlando and Sioux Falls and the limited number of flights into Sioux Falls made it impractical for the Magic to assign anyone there." Still, the Magic "want to make the D-League a part of their player-development strategy" (ORLANDOSENTINEL.com, 6/10).