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  1. The happy warrior departs

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty ImagesVinny Del Negro: When affability isn't enough. The Los Angeles Clippers lost the most successful coach by winning percentage in the franchise's history when they dismissed Vinny Del Negro, whose contract was due to expi...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  2. The book on ... Erik Spoelstra

    Kevin Arnovitz

    C.W. Griffin/Getty Images Erik Spoelstra: Master of the process Name: Erik Spoelstra Birthdate: November 1, 1970 Is he an emotional leader or a tactician? A disciple of Pat Riley, Spoelstra likes to set a tone, will traffic in motivational m...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  3. David Thorpe on the Magic

    Kevin Arnovitz

    David Thorpe dropped by HoopSpeak Live on Thursday to talk a little Orlando Magic and, specifically, about how the team operates under the direction of Stan Van Gundy. Even as the Magic fell from the league's elite last season, they still ranked ...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  4. Welcome back, East!

    Kevin Arnovitz

    NBAE/Getty Images The Eastern Conference is back, and the NBA is better for it. Drawing conclusions from anecdotal evidence provided by taxi drivers, old friends and bartenders can be dangerous. But we don't need a full demographic survey to know t...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  5. Stan Van Gundy: Heatles aren't a special draw in Orlando

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Stan Van Gundy tells our friend Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel that the Magic don't need the Heat in town to sell out Amway Center in Orlando and that the Heat are "pretty impressed with themselves." Van Gundy is correct in that the Magic...

    Blog | January 05, 2011
  6. Friday Hotness

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Two of many things that I love about this video from The Basketball Jones: J.E. Skeets' voice bears an eerie resemblance to Erik Spoelstra's, and a talking Stan Van Gundy floating head suspended above Spoelstra's left shoulder. The Heat scrapped ba...

    Blog | November 26, 2010
  7. Stan Van Gundy calls Phil Jackson's take on Miami Heat 'ignorant'...

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Magic coach Stan Van Gundy called Phil Jackson "ignorant" for hypothesizing that the Heat soon could change coaches if the ultratalented Heat don't shake their sluggish start.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2010
  8. David Thorpe looks at the Heat's offense

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Last Friday night prior to the big Magic-Heat showdown in Miami, Stan Van Gundy spoke about one decisive advantage the Heat had over their opponents in the early going: Nobody has more than a vague idea of what the Heat are going to look like once...

    Blog | November 05, 2010
  9. The birth of a rivalry ... finally

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Can't stand the Heat? This is for you. All season we'll catalog the loathing for the Miami Heat and their team of SuperFriends. What constitutes a rivalry? Geographical proximity? Tradition? Bad blood? Orlando and Miami haven't moved -- the...

    Blog | October 29, 2010
  10. We're No. 2! (Eastern Conference edition)

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Jim Rogash/NBAE/Getty Images Could the Orlando Magic benefit from more modest expectations? Unlike the Western Conference where the Lakers have reigned supreme over the past couple of seasons, the Eastern Conference regular-season landscape has bee...

    Blog | August 12, 2010
  11. Friday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    LeBron James shoots 76.9 percent from the stripe. How much better would the Cavs be if he could get his free-throw shooting up to an 85 percent clip? Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post on Dwyane Wade's performance against the Magic last night: ...

    Blog | March 19, 2010
  12. Better Winning Through Chemistry

    Kevin Arnovitz

    When a very good team drops seven of nine games - as the Orlando Magic have - those examining the tea leaves often arrive at a singular conclusion: It must be chemistry. It can't be the talent, because Orlando has an embarrassment of riches, a roster...

    Blog | January 19, 2010
  13. Seven questions for 2010

    Kevin Arnovitz

    One of the simple ways of experiencing basketball is by talking about it with people who share your love of the game. One of the people I enjoy rapping with is John Krolik of Cavs the Blog and SLAM Online. The best conversations are the ones that pro...

    Blog | December 30, 2009
  14. Stan Van Gundy on self-induced stress

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The state of Florida has been consumed by University of Florida head football coach Urban Meyer's announcement that he's taking some time off from coaching duties to attend to his health. On Saturday, Meyer resigned. On Sunday he backtracked, stating...

    Blog | December 29, 2009
  15. The brutal early-season L

    Kevin Arnovitz

    How much can you take away from a single regular-season loss? For fans of the Lakers and Magic, that debate had every bit as much resonance over the weekend as the discussion about what, specifically, went wrong in their teams' respective losses a...

    Blog | December 28, 2009