Believe it or not, we are less than one month away from the first Magic preseason game. Orlando will open training camp on October 1 and open the preseason in Mexico City against New Orleans on October 7. So how will we get ready? By counting down to the beginning of the season on November 2 against Denver. Let's continue:
Today is the unofficial start of basketball season. No more voluntary workouts or unofficial team get-togethers. Today, the Magic begin to get down to work and prepare for the 2012-13 season.
Today is Media Day. You can follow along Media Day with the Orlando Magic's live stream of the event.
This is the first time the Magic will be together in one place and together preparing for the season. Official practices do not start until tomorrow, but this is the chance for the media to get their introduction to everything new about the Magic.
And there is a lot that is new. The trade in August has completely reshaped the franchise and this is definitely a new day for the Magic.
Media Day is a time for cliches and unbridled optimism. So expect plenty of that. This will be yet another opportunity to hear about the plan, the process and everything else. at least we will know some of the tone that Jacque Vaughn hopes to set. And, most importantly, this year's Media Day will not be the circus it was last year.
So, sit back, relax and enjoy.
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