Orlando Magic, American expert basketball crew situated in Orlando, Florida, that plays in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Magic have won two Eastern Conference titles (1995, 2009).
The establishment, alongside the Minnesota Timberwolves, joined the NBA as an extension group in the 1989–90 season. During its initial three years the Magic's play was average and the group posted losing records, yet the Magic started a surprisingly brisk turnaround when it chose focus Shaquille O'Neal with the main by and large pick of the 1992 NBA draft. Driven by O'Neal, the Magic added 20 wins to its earlier year's aggregate in his first season to complete with a 41–41 record and a tie for the last playoff position in the Eastern Conference, which it lost in a sudden death round with the Indiana Pacers. The lost sudden death round demonstrated happy, for it put the Magic in the 1993 draft lottery, which the Magic won in spite of having just a 1.5 percent possibility of accomplishing the main in general draft decision. The group exchanged the player it chose, Chris Webber, for the third determination, point monitor Anfernee ("Penny") Hardaway, and future draft picks.
The youthful Magic group equipped for its first playoff compartment in the 1993–94 season, an achievement it bettered in 1994–95 by progressing to the NBA finals in its 6th year of presence. The Magic were cleared by the Houston Rockets in four diversions, however the group's future by and by appeared to be splendid. Toward the finish of the 1995–96 season, be that as it may, O'Neal moved to the Los Angeles Lakers subsequent to marking the biggest free-specialist contract in NBA history, and Orlando was left without its marquee player. The Magic went into a time of normal season achievement pursued by misfortunes in the first round of the postseason, during which the establishment exchanged away the damage tormented Hardaway in 1999.
Orlando sank to the most noticeably awful record in the group in 2003–04, however the group again won the draft lottery toward the finish of the period. The Magic utilized its determination to draft secondary school focus Dwight Howard, who gave the low-post predominance the group had needed since O'Neal's takeoff, and the Magic started another turnaround. The Magic included free-specialist advances Hedo Turkoglu and Rashard Lewis, and the group achieved the second round of the playoffs in 2007–08. Behind the uncommon play of the star trio, the Magic indeed progressed to the NBA finals during the 2008–09 season, where it lost to the Lakers in five recreations. Turkoglu left the group the accompanying off-season, however the Magic had another solid battle in 2009–10 preceding eventually losing to the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals. Howard started to transparently unsettle for an exchange during the 2011–12 season, and he was at last managed to the Lakers in August 2012. The revamping Magic at that point posted the most noticeably terrible record in the NBA (20–62) in 2012–13, which was the first of five back to back last-place completes in the divisional standings for the ambushed establishment. In 2018–19 new head mentor Steve Clifford guided the Magic to an amazing division title and a first-round postseason misfortune.