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Old 05-23-2007, 05:28 PM   #1
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Default We have an announcement to make regarding our coaching situation.

As of today, Brian Hill is no longer the head coach of the Orlando Magic.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sport...home-headlines

Brian Hill will not return as head coach of the Orlando Magic the Orlando Sentinel learned Wednesday afternoon. The club is soon expected to announce that he will be offered a position with the organization.

The Magic had said in early March when the team was struggling that they still had confidence in Hill. General Manager Otis Smith told the Sentinel before the Magic faced the Houston Rockets on March 11 that he expected Hill to "fulfill his contractual obligations" through 2009.

Hill had even said he was not worried about "my job security."

But by the end of the season, Hill was receiving lukewarm endorsements from President Bob Vander Weide and Otis Smith.

Vander Weide said after the Magic were ousted by the Detroit Pistons that he was "satisfied" with his team, and a day later, Smith said he "expected" Hill to return.

Then, just before Hill and the Magic decided to part, a club official said Hill was "frustrated" with the job.

Hill was hired for the second time by the Magic on May 24, 2005, taking over for interim coach Chris Jent. Jent had replaced Johnny Davis, who was fired as head coach.

Hill was fired the first time after a player revolt in 1997, ending a near four-year run in which Hill took Orlando to the NBA Finals in 1995.

In his first season back with the team in 2005-06, Hill led the Magic to a 36-46 record -- the same record they compiled under Davis and Jent the previous season.

Last season, the Magic jumped to a 13-4 start but faded badly before making a run to barely reach the playoffs. They were swept in four games in the first round by the Pistons.

Hill became a target of fan criticism on sports-radio talk shows. One fan started a FireBrianHill.org Web site.

There was speculation that Hill and Smith had some philosophical differences, most notably with the style of offense and Hill's use of certain players.

When told that Smith said the Magic's biggest need this offseason was a scorer, Hill said he was not comfortable giving his opinion, adding he would "defer" to the general manager.

Since Chuck Daly resigned in 1999, the Magic have had four head coaches -- Doc Rivers, Davis, Jent and Hill.

As far as replacements for Hill, veteran coaches Larry Brown, Lenny Wilkens, Stan Van Gundy, Jeff Van Gundy and Mike Fratello could be available. Veteran Rick Carlisle was fired this season by the Indiana Pacers. Phoenix assistant Marc Iavaroni and Dallas assistant Sam Vincent are also possible candidates.

Florida Gators Coach Billy Donovan, who has led the Gators to back-to-back national championships, has expressed a desire to one day coach in the NBA. But Donovan apparently is waiting on a contract extension from the school.
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:29 PM   #2
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Interesting. It didn't seem like he was well liked.
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:32 PM   #3
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Too bad.


I was hoping he'd stay and keep Orlando down. No need for them to become good anytime soon.
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:36 PM   #4
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Default Re: We have an announcement to make regarding our coaching situation.

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As of today, Brian Hill is no longer the head coach of the Orlando Magic.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sport...home-headlines

Brian Hill will not return as head coach of the Orlando Magic the Orlando Sentinel learned Wednesday afternoon. The club is soon expected to announce that he will be offered a position with the organization.

The Magic had said in early March when the team was struggling that they still had confidence in Hill. General Manager Otis Smith told the Sentinel before the Magic faced the Houston Rockets on March 11 that he expected Hill to "fulfill his contractual obligations" through 2009.

Hill had even said he was not worried about "my job security."

But by the end of the season, Hill was receiving lukewarm endorsements from President Bob Vander Weide and Otis Smith.

Vander Weide said after the Magic were ousted by the Detroit Pistons that he was "satisfied" with his team, and a day later, Smith said he "expected" Hill to return.

Then, just before Hill and the Magic decided to part, a club official said Hill was "frustrated" with the job.

Hill was hired for the second time by the Magic on May 24, 2005, taking over for interim coach Chris Jent. Jent had replaced Johnny Davis, who was fired as head coach.

Hill was fired the first time after a player revolt in 1997, ending a near four-year run in which Hill took Orlando to the NBA Finals in 1995.

In his first season back with the team in 2005-06, Hill led the Magic to a 36-46 record -- the same record they compiled under Davis and Jent the previous season.

Last season, the Magic jumped to a 13-4 start but faded badly before making a run to barely reach the playoffs. They were swept in four games in the first round by the Pistons.

Hill became a target of fan criticism on sports-radio talk shows. One fan started a FireBrianHill.org Web site.

There was speculation that Hill and Smith had some philosophical differences, most notably with the style of offense and Hill's use of certain players.

When told that Smith said the Magic's biggest need this offseason was a scorer, Hill said he was not comfortable giving his opinion, adding he would "defer" to the general manager.

Since Chuck Daly resigned in 1999, the Magic have had four head coaches -- Doc Rivers, Davis, Jent and Hill.

As far as replacements for Hill, veteran coaches Larry Brown, Lenny Wilkens, Stan Van Gundy, Jeff Van Gundy and Mike Fratello could be available. Veteran Rick Carlisle was fired this season by the Indiana Pacers. Phoenix assistant Marc Iavaroni and Dallas assistant Sam Vincent are also possible candidates.

Florida Gators Coach Billy Donovan, who has led the Gators to back-to-back national championships, has expressed a desire to one day coach in the NBA. But Donovan apparently is waiting on a contract extension from the school.

About time. I have no idea why they even brought him back in the first place, well actually I do as far as the marketing part and etc. I would love to see Billy D here but I doubt that happens. Oh well I guess he won't be allowed in the RDV Sportsplex either.
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:39 PM   #5
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Carlisle would be good for that team. They're not smart enough to run the offense themselves, so it'd be good for them to have Rick calling the play every possession.
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:14 PM   #6
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Default Magic fire coach Brian Hill

http://www.insidehoops.com/hill-fired-052307.shtml

The Orlando Magic announced Wednesday that Brian Hill will not return as head coach, but will have the option to return to the organization in another capacity.

“Brian’s contributions to the Orlando Magic have been tremendous,” said President Bob Vander Weide. “We appreciate everything Brian did for us as a head coach in taking us to this point, and hope he decides to stay with the organization.”

Added General Manager Otis Smith: “We will miss Brian’s disciplined approach, game preparation and attention to detail, and passion he displayed as our head coach. We look forward to taking the next step toward being a championship-caliber team.”
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:14 PM   #7
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Now Darko cant blame him for being a bust. But he can include him in his personal reort as a reason if he never does anything worth writing home about. Blame it on a collection of things. Hilarious...eurobum
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:15 PM   #8
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Already a thread.
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:15 PM   #9
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Probably the bests news that ever came to the Orlando Magic camp, Now they can get good coach that can actually do a great job in improving the team and their players.
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:16 PM   #10
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Rick Carlisle.................time
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Already a thread.
Didn't see one.

EDIT: It's on the second page and has a title that looks boring. Ass.
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This is Kareem's chance to Coach.
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:22 PM   #13
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about time.
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:22 PM   #14
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Didn't see one.

EDIT: It's on the second page and has a title that looks boring. Ass.

Not suprised.
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:23 PM   #15
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STFU. That thread has five fu*king responses because it doesn't have "Brian Hill got fired" or something to the effect in the title, you fu*king smartass.
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