Donovan new Magic head coach

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    Dick Vitalie says its not happenin.........
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    No....

    He said, "It's not happenin..............................BABY!"
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    What will all these coaches have in common?:

    Donovan
    Saunders
    Brian Hill
    Larry Brown



    None of them will believe Darko can play.:stirthepot:
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    But Sheed thinks he can.......:stirthepot:
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    Fox Sports is reporting that the Orlando coaching situation might be on the verge of becoming very bizarre:

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    Hey, Low, now you went and got Donovan fired before he even took over. That is four out of the four :gun1: :nerd2: :nerd2: :nerd2: :nerd2: !!
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    I told you guys Darko was a coach killer. :pound:

    Otis Smith - "Welcome to the Orlando Magic and good luck coaching Darko Milicic"

    Billy Donovan - "Darko plays for Orlando?"

    Otis Smith - "Yes, he's going to be our franchise player."

    Billy Donovan - "Can I see that contract again?"
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    Hmmm. Good thing they didn't go for Stan Van Gundy.



    Well...he is tall.


    So now that Donovan got scared off by Darko maybe Van Jeremy is next in line?
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    interesting. Darko's camp puts out a statement and the next day reports surface that Donovan wants out.

    All kidding aside, there was a story on how the Magic put on this grand show to lure Duncan and Hill to the team. It was related to AMway? Is that still the case with the ownership.
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    The Magic are owned by the DeVos family, they are the AMway people.
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    the art of the hard sale. they did the ol' razzle dazzle.
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    Yeah, Orlando's stadium is now called Amway Arena. Apparently they've been trying to get local funding for a new building, without much success. This latest farce isn't going to help their cause very much on that front.

    Looks like it is going to be The Hedgehog taking that job after all.

    My interest with this story has more than one angle--not just the continuing PF.com Darko saga, but also because I'm a Kentucky fan, and Donovan-to-UK was the big drama that played out before he turned them down to stay at SEC rival UF (they play twice a year, not including potential matchups in the conference tourney). Now that he's pulling this ridiculous crap, I've definitely lost a lot of respect for him. You can't hate on the back-to-back NCAA ships, which has only been done one other time since the Wooden era (Duke in the early '90s), but this is an absurd way to treat your employers in the coaching business. Not to mention the fans and players of both teams, especially the new recruits at UF, who have to be wondering what the hell their coach is liable to do at any given moment from now on.
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    Otis Smith - "Billy, your ban is up, and now we would like to offer you the Magic head coaching job again."

    Billy Donovan - "That sounds great Otis. It's been a long 5 years and I am ready to commit now."

    Otis Smith - "That's wonderful. We're going to have an exciting offseason, announcing you as our coach, and re-signing Darko Milicic to a new contract."

    Billy Donovan - "Darko is still here? You are going to re-sign him?"

    Otis Smith - "Absolutely. Darko's per 48 minute stats are off the charts, and he can run like a gazelle. He even made a 3 pointer two years ago."

    Billy Donovan - "Please ban me again."
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    He just knew that Darko is essentially a coach on the floor and it would make him a lame duck.
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    Although he handled it in the worst way, I think Donovan made the right (second) choice for his career. College coaches have real control and long careers. The NBA is quite fickle. Maybe he should have called Rick Pitino before he made his (first) decision.
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    Reports have it that Pitino advised him to take the Orlando job, as the best opportunity to break into the NBA that he was likely to get.

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