Alex Martins Rumors
“We don’t evaluate any of our individuals in midseason,” Martins said when asked by the Orlando Sentinel about Hennigan’s job security. “Traditionally, we do that in a very comprehensive fashion at the end of each season, and this season is no different.”
The Orlando Magic intend to submit bids to host the NBA All-Star Game in 2020 or 2021, Magic CEO Alex Martins said. At a press conference before the NBA’s regular-season game in London on Jan. 12, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said league officials released the bid specs for the 2020 and 2021 All-Star Games during the first week of this month.
Despite the Orlando Magic’s struggles the past few seasons, Magic CEO Alex Martins predicts that downtown will be holding an NBA title parade for the team by the year 2030. “I certainly believe by 2030 we will have won at least one championship,” Martins said. “And I say ‘at least.’ I firmly believe we’re going to get there and once you get there, you got the kind of team that hopefully can come back.
Martins said he doesn’t expect the club to need a new arena within 14 years, feeling the $480 million Amway Center “was built to stand the test of time.” He said the multi-purpose arena – which was open to the public in 2010 – can adapt to future changes in the sports and entertainment industry.
Clad in white Magic Volunteer Program T-shirts, employees of the Orlando Magic assembled outside the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida around 7:30 on Thanksgiving morning. Over the next few hours, they helped serve a holiday meal to about 700 people. “Although we would much rather not have to be here because we’ve abolished homelessness, we need to take care of those that hopefully are temporarily homeless,” Magic CEO Alex Martins said. “This is one of the small ways that we contribute to those who are dealing with homelessness.”
The Orlando Magic are likely to choose the location for their Florida-based NBA Development League affiliate within a month, Magic CEO Alex Martins told the Orlando Sentinel. The Magic are negotiating with two finalists: Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee and The Lakeland Center in Lakeland. Martins said the Magic hope to decide “within the next 30 days.”