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The Magic & Donnie Walsh

Per Peter Vecsey of the New York Post, Donnie Walsh is expected to be a candidate for the Orlando Magic General Manager job should they fire current GM Otis Smith:

Look for Walsh to resurface as a reasonable contender for jobs in Orlando or Washington should Otis Smith be fired and/or Ernie Grunfeld not be rehired.

Walsh, 71, is famous for selecting UCLA guard Reggie Miller over the home town favorite, Indiana’s Steve Alford, while running the Pacers. Walsh also helped the New York Knicks clean up their mess and create enough cap space to sign Amar’e Stoudemire.

(Andrew Melnick is Howard the Dunk’s lead blogger, ESPN Florida’s Magic Insider ( and is the co-host of the Insiders Show Sunday mornings at 10:00 am EST. Subscribe to his RSS feed, add him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter to follow him daily. You can download the HtD app here)

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