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Newsprint is a renewable resource. REACHING 1.3 MILLION PEOPLE WEEKLY IN PRINT AND ONLINE Crist, GOP trash home values. Thomas, B1 56-page Magic section inside! Finals preview, playoffsrecap, predictions and photos. symbolic of the Smith way. Quiet and unassuming, Smith prefers to be out of sight.
He hates talking about himself, and, quite frankly, he would rather not talk about how far this Magic team has gone this season. Because the ultimate goal is winning an NBA championship. Sure, beating Cleveland in the Eastern Conference Finals was nice. But Smith on the podium when the Magic got their trophy Saturday night. Eastern Conference champions remembered.
NBA champions? Yes, NBA champions are remembered. won anything, so still average at Smith said. goal is to win a championship. If we done that, we really accomplished It is a vision he brought to the organization when he was promoted from co-assistant general manager to general manager in 2006. Smith made sure every person, from the basketball side to the business-operations side, NBA Finals: Orlando Magic L.A.
Lakers Game 1, tonight at 9, ABC MEET THE MAN WHO BUILT TEAM By Andrea Adelson SENTINEL STAFF WRITER CAPE CANAVERAL With a White House-ordered review of its next-generation Constellation rocket program just weeks away, NASA faces some unwelcome news: Key milestones for the Ares I rocket and Orion crew capsule are falling further behind schedule because of design flaws and technical challenges. An important test of the emergency escape system that was supposed to happen last year will not come off before November and could slip further. Areview of the proposed fixes for the violent shaking at liftoff that has plagued development of the Ares I has been delayed from this summer to December. Even the first test flight of the Ares design a mock-up rocket called the Ares I-X has been moved from April to July to August and now possibly September. NASA says it is still officially targeting the launch of the Ares I-X for Aug.
30, but Kennedy NASA falling further behind By Robert Block SENTINEL SPACE EDITOR PLEASE SEE As police continue their hunt for a missing Ocoee woman, friends, acquaintances and public records paint vastly different pictures of the man police are calling aper- son of interest in her disappearance. James Virgil Hatawayis drawing interest from authorities in various jurisdictions about four cases, including that of Tracy Ocasio of Ocoee, a missing friend and two Central Florida women with similar tales of their encounters with Hataway. Ocasio, 27, was last seen earlyMay 27af- terwatching an Orlando Magic playoff game with friends at the Florida Tap Room in MetroWest. Police say Ocasio gave Hataway a ride home to Ocoee and has not been seen since. was the last person to talk to Ocoee Detective James Berishsaid.
2 women detail scary brushes with jailed man PLEASE SEE James Virgil Hataway (right) is drawing interest in 4 cases, including that of vanished Tracy Ocasio (left) of Ocoee. Missing Ocoee woman By Bianca Prieto SENTINEL STAFF WRITER PLEASE SEE eed a dose of NoDoz, Magic fans? You might, especially by the middle of next week. The run through the playoffs has been great for the team and the camaraderie, but the string of late-night games has been tough on bleary-eyed fans. And now, with the Magic entering the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers, the late nights are about to get even later. game starts just after 9 p.m.
and will likely finish after midnight. Of the seven possible games, only two, both on Sundays, are scheduled to start just after 8 p.m. At homes throughout Central Florida, those late nights are taking a toll. At Rick place in Deltona, the late games and the white-knuckle, gut-wrenching, last-second shots have been tough on his family of basketball fans. Magic fans are losing sleep over late games By Linda Shrieves SENTINEL STAFF WRITER PLEASE SEE Magic merchandise sells fast, A8 How do Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant stack up? C4 More coverage on C1, C4-C6 Live game chat: Orlando Sentinel.com/ magicblog Twitter us: Central Florida Edition Age 45 Hometown Jacksonville Career Played 6seasons in NBA, including 3with Magic from 1989-92.
After playing career, served as community-relations manager for Magic for 2years. Left for Golden State, where he was director of community Foundation before promotion to executive director of basketball operations. Returned to the Magic in 2003 as director of player development. In 2005, became co-assistant general manager before being promoted to general manager in 2006. Who is Otis Smith? GARY W.
SENTINEL hen the Orlando Magic start the NBA Finals tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers, the one man responsible for building this team be sitting courtside. No, General Manager Otis Smith probably will be standing in the tunnel near the Magic bench as he does for every game, too nervous to sit and watch. Your place for all things Magic STEPHEN M. SENTINEL Parking crackdown Product: OSBS PubDate: 06-04-2009 Zone: FLA Edition: ROP Page: User: wojackson Time: Color: CMYK.
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