Bob Vander Weide Retiring As Magic CEO

Our friend David Baumann of Brighthouse Sports, broke the story via twitter:

BREAKING: I can confirm Bob Vander Weide is retiring as Magic CEO, Alex Martins will be promoted.

Magic press conference tentatively schedule for some time later today.

#Magic Breaking, exclusive: Bob Vander Weide out as Magic CEO. Alex Martins moves from COO to CEO. #VanderWeide #Vander Weide Big News

UPDATE: Baumann’s story is up:

Vander Weide confirmed that he made a 1 a.m. phone call in recent days to Magic superstar Dwight Howard, and Howard thought Vander Weide may have been intoxicated. On that call, Vander Weide told Howard how much the Magic wanted to keep him in Orlando. “I was playing paddle with friends and had a couple of glasses of wine,” Vander Weide told BHSN. “Maybe Dwight thought it was inappropriate to talk business after a couple of glasses of wine… Maybe I should have waited until the morning.”

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