Patrick Ewing said all the Orlando Magic assistants/Van Gundy's guys...are out of work, including himself.
...on why he didn't get the Bobcats gig. "I really don't know....He (Jordan) just told me he wanted to go look for someone with a little more experience." Patrick Ewing...
Paulie Pabst @PaulPabst
Kevin Pritchard out of the mix to replace Otis Smith. The Indiana Pacers likely will elevate Kevin Pritchard from his current job as their director of player personnel to general manager. The move has prompted Pritchard to withdraw from consideration in the Magic's search to replace Otis Smith.
Source: Howard loves Orlando, doesn't want trade. Dwight Howard said Wednesday that he still loves Orlando and isn't seeking a trade. Howard is bothered by the hit his image has taken since this season's trade rumors and problems with Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy. The source said Howard is "hurt by all the negativity surrounding him (and) doesn't understand why he's blamed for everything that happens inside the (Magic) organization."
Martins is traveling to the interviews and is expected to meet with candidates involved in West finals during series.
Spurs exec Dennis Lindsey and Thunder execs Troy Weaver and Rob Hennigan also are candidates.
Former Hornets GM Jeff Bower is interviewing today with CEO Alex Martins for the #Magic GM position.
Ken Berger @KBergCBS
General manager Otis Smith, whose resignation was accepted on the same day [Stan] Van Gundy was axed, was so lousy at his job as to be almost avant-garde—watching Smith construct a roster around [Dwight] Howard was the equivalent of being at a fantasy draft with someone who carefully consults his notes, strokes his chin, and then drafts Senator Barbara Boxer or a specific YouTube video of a Welsh Corgi with his first pick.
"My job is to play hard no matter who is on the team or on the floor. I'm supposed to make everybody better, no matter who they are. I did believe, despite everything, we had enough talent to win a championship if everybody believed we could. I will always be a firm believer that faith without works is dead."