Alex Martins Rumors
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.”
The Orlando Magic likely will select a site for their Florida-based NBA Development League affiliate within the next 30 days, Magic CEO Alex Martins told the Orlando Sentinel. Kissimmee’s Silver Spurs Arena and The Lakeland Center are the two finalists the Magic are considering. “We’re still in final discussions with both, and both have been asked to address some specific issues that we need answers for and direction on,” Martins said. “I believe that within the next 30 days we’ll have a decision made.”
On Friday, September 9, former Orlando Magic center Shaquille O’Neal will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins released the following statement in recognition of O’Neal’s accomplishment: “On behalf of the DeVos Family and entire Orlando Magic organization, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Shaquille O’Neal on his well-deserved induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. With his larger-than-life personality, overpowering play, and generous community endeavors, Shaq made an indelible mark while in Magic pinstripes. Without a doubt, his great contributions to our organization and city will never, ever be forgotten.”
“In Frank (Vogel), we feel we have someone with tremendous perseverance, character and great balance,” said Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins. “He is an effective communicator, who brings a wealth of strategic and postseason experience, and is someone who is incredibly excited to embrace the journey ahead. We are excited to welcome Frank and his wonderful family to our Magic family.”