Report: Shaquille O'Neal, Magic to discuss GM position
O'Neal, who began his legendary NBA career in Orlando, may meet with the Magic as soon as next week, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard...
Shaquille O’Neal’s post-NBA career just got a little bigger. ESPN reports the ‘Big Aristotle’ is in the running for the Orlando Magic’s vacant GM position. Since his retirement from the league last June, O’Neal has received his Ph. D in leadership and development and has also been a fixture on TNT’s Inside the NBA studio show. ESPN reports:
A blast from the Orlando Magic‘s past has emerged in the team’s search for a new general manager — Shaquille O’Neal.
O’Neal, who began his legendary NBA career in Orlando, may meet with the Magic as soon as next week, sources told ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard. While he has no front office experience, the Magic believe O’Neal’s presence within the organization could help them retain Dwight Howard.
Magic officials declined comment Wednesday night when asked about meeting with O’Neal, telling ESPN.com’s Marc Stein they will not be publicly discussing the process or timetable of their GM and coach searches in the wake of Monday’s dismissals of Stan Van Gundy and Otis Smith.
Orlando president Alex Martins was a member of the Magic organization when O’Neal was there as a player and has a solid relationship with him.
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