Orlando Magic News & Notes: Thoughts On The Logo, No Turk

March 10, 2010: Hedo Turkoglu of the Toronto Raptors during the game between the Sacramento Kings and the Toronto Raptors at Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA. Ben Munn/CSM.


Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily discusses Orlando’s new logo.

There is nothing inherently wrong with the new logo. It is perfectly all right. It just doesn’t sit right with me. Where’s the star for an “A” (the artistic touch some people think is too cute, but I think is distinctly Magic)? Why is the team’s name bigger than the actual logo? The font seems to overpower anything that would make me think Magic.

Fortunately the traditional streaking basketball is still there and seem like it will forever be incorporated into the Magic logo (I won’t have to buy a new hat, in other words).

You can read more from Rossman-Reich here.

Trey Kirby of Ball Don’t Lie also offers his thoughts on the new logo here.

Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel believes Doc Rivers should retire to Orlando should Boston win the title.

Think about it, he could leave Boston as a conquering hero — the man who restored the Celtics’ championship legacy — and return to his home in Winter Park to decompress for a couple of seasons. Everybody knows the Celtics aren’t getting any younger … so why not go out on top?

I spoke with Doc for a column when the Magic were playing the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals and he reiterated what he has said in the past. He said every year he misses his family more and more, and the pull to step away from coaching — at least for a couple of seasons — grows stronger. In a few months, for instance, his son Austin, one of the top high school basketball players in the country, will be a senior at Winter Park. Doc has made it known how much it kills him inside to miss so many of his kids’ games and activities.

You can find that story here.

George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel wants no part of a potential Hedo Turkoglu return.

There’s a good reason for the split. Turk wasn’t The One. He had a lot of nice qualities, like being able to hit long-range shots, get to the basket, and run point if need be. He also needed a long-term contract to stay. The Magic wisely decided not to re-sign him, and got Vince Carter in a sign-and-trade. Hedo bolted to Toronto.

Better fit. Or so we thought. Carter disappeared for long stretches in the Eastern Conference Finals against Boston, prompting people to consider a do-over. I’ve got a number of e-mails of prove it. Conversations, too. The Sentinel is asking the question: “Would you welcome Hedo Turkoglu back to the Magic?”

Well, no.

You can read that story here.

After hearing about the prospects who the Magic are working out on June 22nd, Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel reminds us why Jordan Crawford is so popular.

(Andrew Melnick is Howard the Dunk’s lead blogger and a contributor on the Fansided Front Page. Subscribe to his RSS feed, add him on Twitter to follow him daily and you can get the HTD app here).

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