Rock bottom. Magic fall to Bobcats

Jerry Greene and Mike Bianchi debate the following topics in our Keep'n Score One on One webcast: Will Magic make the playoffs, who will be the Bucs' starting QB, and do the Gators deserve to be #1? 2007 ... Full Story
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Jose

San Antonio, TX

#1 Mar 12, 2007
Flat and Bad..Time for a change Otis
OUTBACK

Owensboro, KY

#2 Mar 12, 2007
Ive got tickets to utah game and looks like im going to have to pay someone to take them off my hands. These are playoff run tickets. Maybe I can get a refund ha
Allan Ornstein

United States

#3 Mar 12, 2007
Another Magic loss. And Coach Brian Hill is going to coach next season. Is General Manager Otis Smith on drugs? And what is so funny about losing? Ask Jameer Nelson. He's having a grand ole' time.
Allan Ornstein

United States

#4 Mar 12, 2007
Please fire coach Brian Hill and the management. They have no clue in what they're doing.
G-MO

AOL

#5 Mar 12, 2007
Speechless...
sereno

Daytona Beach, FL

#6 Mar 12, 2007
Brian Hill should be moved into the general management position right after he wins his "coach of the year" for the season....
Ken

AOL

#7 Mar 12, 2007
Brian Hill should be drawn and quartered, this is the worst coaching job, quite possibly, in organized history. What is this idiots winning percentage without Shaq. Hubie Brown took over in Vancouver where Hill was 27 and 132 and instantly had the team playing .500 ball. The Magic have the best young player in the league and top 10 talent. Otis Smith is starting to look like a moron. Also the Orlando Sentinel has lost all credibility not printing anything anti Brian Hill. The city is looking like the rehiring of this idiot Hill may cost the team the franchise. Fire him today, OTIS or fire your sorry self.
buttermilk

Merritt Island, FL

#8 Mar 12, 2007
The Magic are officially one of the "bottom feeders" in the NBA.. The team everyone looks forward to playing. The team in which your worst bench player can have a career night against. The team with a supposedly defensive minded, supposed coach that plays NO defense.. HAHAHAHAHA... What a friggin joke this team and coach are!!
buttermilk

Merritt Island, FL

#9 Mar 12, 2007
Good point Allan Ornstein, I was wondering the same thing... Nelson seemed to be having a grand old time out there while getting his butt kick..
Johnny Gohome

AOL

#10 Mar 12, 2007
Couldn't do without Nelson, couldn't do without Vasquez, couldn't do without Diener, couldn't do without Reddick, couldn't do without Augustus, couldn't do without all the other "must have's" weve drafted over the years, most of whom never seemed to make it with the Magic. Aside from Dwight Howard, what has Magic management done right in the NBA draft over the last five or more years? Why focus on just Brian Hill? The whole Magic management organization needs to go as well as several of the players.
Time for a change

Gainesville, FL

#11 Mar 12, 2007
Something obviously needs to change in the organization, and I think it should start with the coach. Send Hill packing again... Anyone can do a better job than this. He obviously has lost the respect of this team and can't motivate them to do anything...

“Aww jiggah please!”

Since: Feb 07

McKinney

#12 Mar 12, 2007
you know i have been sitting here in front of my computer for a few minutes and I really can't think of a thing to say. I mean what is it going to take?
Andy Quintana

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#13 Mar 12, 2007
Fire Brian Hill!!!
Sue

West Monroe, LA

#14 Mar 12, 2007
This team has quit on itself, and on Brian Hill. I've supported Brian all year but now doubt if he has the ability to pull this team together. The look on the players' faces tonight was one of wanting to just get the season over - there is no spark, no desire, no emotion. Lottery, here we come!
apollo man

United States

#15 Mar 12, 2007
OK, what is Rich Devoss waiting for. Tomorrow's headlines should read: Magic are over the Hill. Let's not wait until next year. The Magic need to make 3 moves right away. 1) Get rid of Brian Hill, 2) Get rid of Grant Hill - trade him for a new pair of Nike's if they have to, 3) Get rid of marble mouth (Otis Smith). DON'T WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR!!!!
Johnny Gohome

AOL

#16 Mar 12, 2007
To Allen Ornstein & Buttermilk: I thought it was just me seeing Nelson (and probably some other players) laughing it up. I wonder what was so funny. The joke must be on us fans who take losing a lot more seriously than the players do. Did you guys also notice Ariza looking away from the bench on the last time out? Guess he was just bored. This situation is as bad if not worse than when we had Doc Rivers or Johnny Davis. Either we always wind up with lousy coaches, or the players go out of their way to make them look lousy. I'm at the point where I don't know anymore. It will take more than getting rid of Brian Hill to fix this mess.
John

Gainesville, FL

#17 Mar 12, 2007
At the beginning of the season it was said that the Magic had the biggest increase in season ticket sales and now what? I can't even watch from home!
If the Magic don't dip into the luxury tax this summer and get some talent to turn things around they can just kiss Orlando goodbye.
Jim

United States

#18 Mar 12, 2007
The players have quit. Plain and simple. Inexcusable to lose to the Charlotte Bobcats anywhere,anytime.
It is hard to motivate something that doesn't have a pulse. Right now they could care less if they win or lose. A perfect example was seeing Dwight Howard and Jameer Nelson laughing on the court late in the game with the team down by 18 points. I guess it is pretty funny when you can't make a free throw and you can't make any passes either.
The players probably want a coach who is going to be a pushover like Johnny Davis or Chris Jent, so they can go back to running up and down the court and giving up 120 points every night.
Fire Brian Hill ? Will that help the Magic be a better team ? Simply put..no it won't. Bring in the right mix of players, guys who aren't afraid of diving on the floor for loose balls, and who don't care about filling up a stat sheet. Bring me some players who want to win and care about losing.
And if they have some philosphical differences with the coach then the players should be man enough to sit down with the guy and talk things out. Enough of this quitting crap. Where the hell is your freaking pride man ? God one thing I hate is a quitter. And this team is filled with them. Lose the attitudes and Win some games. Just get it done. Enough with the other B.S.
Jim

United States

#19 Mar 12, 2007
Sue wrote:
This team has quit on itself, and on Brian Hill. I've supported Brian all year but now doubt if he has the ability to pull this team together. The look on the players' faces tonight was one of wanting to just get the season over - there is no spark, no desire, no emotion. Lottery, here we come!
Well put Sue. Very good observation.
Magic Star

Hillsborough, NC

#20 Mar 12, 2007
Has anyone taken a good look at this roster? This team has average players that probably would come off the bench for other teams. Heido is a bench player that shows up against scrub teams, Grant is a piece of a shell of Grant Hill ten years ago,Jameer is a off the bench, undersized shooting guard, Dwight is a turnover machine, Darko is a 7 foot "Lost in Space" character. I really bought into the hype of the 13-4 record. Since then, I saw an 8 to 10 years of age team last week play better team ball than the Magic. Don't get me wrong I think Brian Hill should have some blame in this, but not all of it. This team has underacheived and most of it should be blown out at the years end. Bring in player that want to play here, such as a guy named Vince

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