Orlando Magic Announce Creation of Hall of Fame – Introduce 25th Anniversary Silver Season
The Orlando Magic officially kicked off their 25th Anniversary Silver Season with dueling Mayors (Dyer and Jacobs) proclaiming it “Orlando Magic Day” in both Orlando and all of Orange County. David Steele took the mic at a special press conference this morning to dish on his favorite Orlando Magic memories and officially introduce the 25th Silver Season.
The biggest news on the day was the announcement that the team will create an Orlando Magic Hall of Fame. The Hall will be created on the Terrace Level of the Amway Center and will honor players, coaches and executives. The inaugural HoF class announcement is forthcoming in the near future. Keep in mind that Hall of Fame and the retiring of jerseys are unique, independent actions.
Magic Hall of Fame a way to honor “in perpetuity” great figures in Magic history, Martins says.
— Evan Dunlap (@BQRMagic) November 1, 2013
The franchise is also moving forward with plans to develop a $100 million entertainment complex and corporate headquarters adjacent to the Amway Center. Alex Martins announced that they will be at the City Council Meeting next week in hopes of securing the purchase agreement for the land. Martins also said that the hope is that construction will begin next summer.
Also, a side note: Alex Martins said team officials will be at city council Monday to finalize deal to buy land across from Amway Center.
— Orlando Magic Daily (@OMagicDaily) November 1, 2013
The Magic also announced that Nick Anderson would be honored during next Friday’s home game against the Boston Celtics. Tracy McGrady is being honored tonight between the first and second quarters.
Orlando opens their season tonight against the New Orleans Pelicans at 7:00 PM at the Amway Center.
Click below for the entire footage of the ceremony.
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