Basketball

In Focus: The Dreamer

It’s been 33 years since Pat Williams defied the odds and landed an NBA franchise for Orlando. Now he has his sights on a pro baseball team. Impossible? Doubt him at your own peril.

NBA Spotlight: Mercurial Magic

It’s been three decades since we welcomed our very own NBA team. A veteran sportswriter who covered the Orlando Magic from the start recalls what a long—and sometimes strange—trip it’s been.

Championship Moves

Capturing the Pro Bowl, a college basketball tourney, a national tennis center and more, Orlando is primed for a big year in sports.

Vogel’s Vision

The Orlando Magic’s new head coach talks about his basketball philosophy, optimism, family—and his strategy for taking the team to the playoffs.

The Reader

Pat Williams hasn’t put a book down since he was a kid with a newspaper route, using the money he made from it to fund what became his passion—reading. Now 71, the Orlando Magic executive has read about 7,000 books and has a home library packed with all of them, including rare first printings. In other rooms are hundreds of other tomes anxiously waiting to be read. Be patient, Williams tells them, your time will come.