As public address announcer Paul Porter introduced that night’s “hometown hero,” a longtime Daytona Beach Fire Department employee, Vucevic kept peeking toward the row behind the scorer’s table. There, Magic chief communications officer Joel Glass and director of communications George Galante watched the announcement of the 2018-19 Eastern Conference All-Star reserves on a TV monitor. Careful not to disrespect the hometown hero, Vucevic kept averting his eyes from Glass and Galante. Then, all of a sudden, he heard Glass shout an emphatic “Yes!” Vucevic looked over again and saw Glass and Galante smiling. Galante held his fist held high in the air. Vucevic had to be sure. “Yes?” he mouthed. “You’re in!” Galante yelled.
September 27, 2022 | 2:51 pm EDT Update
Clemente Almanza: Josh Giddey said Chip Engelland didn’t join the staff to restructure his shot and it’s only been minor adjustments One of those adjustments include him no longer flicking the ball with his thumb “He’s a genius at what he does and I trust the things he has in place for me.”
Callie Caplan: Luka Doncic, as expected, didn’t scrimmage or do drills during the open part of Mavs’ practice, but Jason Kidd said “he led on all the defensive drills today, so he was Luka.” Also said Luka is “probably not participating for a game or two here in preseason.”
Cody Taylor: Magic players have been all in communication regarding Hurricane Ian. Most of the roster hasn’t experienced any hurricanes before and expressed a level of nervousness ahead of the rest of the week. The team is monitoring the situation.