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Frank Vogel likens his new Magic team to a ‘sleeping giant’

Newly-appointed Orlando Magic head coach Frank Vogel recently conducted the first of two coaching clinics at Amway Center. Standing together with his coaching staff, the 43-year-old bench tactician shared his philosophy and approach he’s had with the team’s he steered in the past.

After spending the last six seasons with the Indiana Pacers, Vogel is looking to lead the new-look Magic squad back to the playoffs and into a winning culture once again. He has spent a lot of time in his new city getting to know the personnel of his new organization and the fans. Vogel has found out how excited everyone is for the upcoming season.

“It’s very passionate, I feel like the Orlando Magic organization has been a little bit of a sleeping giant. It’s a team that really has the ability to be a powerhouse. It is a desirable place to play. It has been dormant for a few years and ready to get back on the map.”

With key additions to the roster, like former Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka and former Toronto Raptors center Bismack Biyombo bolstering the front court together with mainstays Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon, the team is geared towards success with their new depth.

The two new big men also bring a lot of experience to the table, given their playoff stints with their former teams. These veterans can help lead the team’s younger player as mentors to them.

These roster improvements have caused the people of Orlando to gain a lot of optimism going into the 2016-17 season. Their new head coach knows the fans are ready for a change:

“Fans, like our roster, like our whole organization are ready, Ready for a change from the rebuild to a team that is actually going to make the Playoffs and make some noise in the Playoffs.”

In about a week from now, the New Jersey native’s quest with the Magic starts. His new team may not have made it to the playoffs the past four years, but with Frank Vogel’s leadership plus the key veteran additions, things may soon change for the better in Orlando.

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