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Amick: Magic Firings Give Blazers "Incentive" To Fill Openings

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Sam Amick of SI.com writes that the Orlando Magic's decision to fire coach Stan Van Gundy and to part ways with GM Otis Smith could influence the Portland Trail Blazers as they continue to search for a new GM and coach. -------------------------------------- The Magic's situation will likely have a ripple effect on the rest of the league if they move quickly. Among the possible ripples: Portland, which has interviewed Bower and Morway, now has incentive to expedite its general manager search and move on to its coaching search too -------------------------------------- As noted on Monday, many of the early candidates for the Magic's GM job have Portland ties. -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter
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