Media Guide Write-Up for the Orlando Magic

Opening Statement

It’s great to have you join us for the 34th season of Orlando Magic basketball and the 13th in the Amway Center. We anticipate this publication will be helpful to you over the coming months, and we’re happy to provide it. Please know that the Magic organization values your support and will do all its power to accommodate your demands this season. New information will be added to this handbook routine throughout the year. Please remember to contact us whenever we may be of service. The Orlando Magic’s media team has more resources on their website and social media to supplement this guide.

President’s Statement

In January of 2021, the DeVos family, Orlando Magic and AdventHealth confirmed an upgraded, protracted relationship that is headlined by a newly renovated state-of-the-art training complex for the Orlando Magic and a gateway sports medical center to Central Florida. In addition, to maximize athletic performance, AdventHealth and the Orlando Magic are developing a novel health and wellness approach that integrates whole-person care, cutting-edge technology, and cutting-edge research.

Magic President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman: “First of all, without the commitment of the DeVos family and AdventHealth, we would not be here today.” “This facility is a game changer, and the initiative shows to how much we regard for the welfare of the players and for those who work hard every day to equip them with a platform to fulfill their full ability.”

Coach Biographical Statement

On July 11, 2021, Jamahl Mosley became the 15th head coach in Orlando Magic history. Orlando went 22-60 in Mosley’s first year as head coach (2021–2022). (.268). On October 20, 2021, he made his debut as a head coach in the National Basketball Association (NBA) in San Antonio. On October 24, 2021, he won his first game as a head coach in the NBA, beating the New York Knicks. Mosley joined the Orlando Magic after serving as an assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks from 2014 to 21. During his tenure, the Mavericks made the NBA playoffs four times. He also coached the Mavericks summer league squad that played in Las Vegas. Mosley worked with the Cavaliers as an assistant coach for four years (2010-2014) before joining the Mavericks. Mosley played with the Denver Nuggets for five years (2005-2010) before signing with the Cavaliers. He started in player development and scouting, then spent the last three years of his stint (2007-2010) as an assistant coach with the team. In his last three seasons with the team, the Nuggets won at least 50 games and advanced to the postseason. They went to the Western Conference Finals in 2009 and won the Northwest division twice. During his time at the University of Colorado (1997-2001), Mosley earned four varsity letters and became one of just 33 players to score over 1,000 points. After finishing his undergraduate studies, he spent four years playing professional basketball in Australia (with the Victoria Titans), Spain (with Baloncesto Leon), and Korea with the LG Sakers. Mosley, born and raised in Milwaukee, was selected as an assistant coach for the 2021 USA Select Team and worked as an assistant coach for the 2018 USA Basketball Men’s National Team mini-camp. Basketball Without Borders has sent him to Africa many times, and he has used that opportunity. Jemma, C.J., and Chance are the offspring he and Kristina have welcomed into the world.

Coaching Staff

  • Head Coach: Jamahl Mosley (Colorado)
  • Assistant Coaches: Nate Tibbetts (South Dakota), Jesse Mermuys (Arizona), Dale Osbourne (South Alabama), Bret Brielmaier (Arizona), Lionel Chalmers (Xavier), Dylan Murphy (Columbia)
  • High-Performance Director: Lindsay Winninger (Saint Louis) Head Athletic Trainer: Ernest Eugene (George Washington)

Current Roster

  1. NAME POS      HT        WT       BIRTHDATE    COUNTRY

50            Cole Anthony        G        6-3        195         5-15-00         North Carolina/USA

11            Mo Bamba           C         7-0        230          5-12-98         Texas/USA

5               Paolo Banchero   F        6-10      255        11-12-02             Duke/USA

10            Bol Bol                   C        7-2      220        11-16-99           Oregon/Sudan

30           Devin Cannady     G        6-1       190         5-21-96               Princeton/USA

34          Wendell Carter Jr. C        6-10     265         4-16-99                Duke/USA

20           Markelle Fultz       G        6-4       210         5-29-98               Washington/USA

13          R.J. Hampton           G        6-6      190         2-7-01               Little Elm (HS)/USA

14         Gary Harris               G         6-4      210        9-14-94               Michigan State/USA

7          Kevon Harris            G        6-6       220       6-24-97              Stephen F. Austin/USA

2            Caleb Houstan        F         6-8      210         1-9-03               Michigan/Canada

1            Jonathan Isaac       F         6-10   230          10-3-97               Florida State/USA

3           Chuma Okeke         F         6-8      230        8-18-98                Auburn/USA

31         Terrence Ross        G-F      6-7      205       2-5-91                    Washington/USA

25         Admiral Schofield   F        6-5      240         3-30-97                Tennessee/USA

4            Jalen Suggs             G      6-5        210         6-3-01                    Gonzaga/USA

22          Franz Wagner        F       6-10      225         8-27-01                Michigan/Germany

21         Moritz Wagner      C         6-11     240          4-26-97                 Michigan/Germany

Hall of Famers

The Orlando Magic Hall of Fame inducted John Gabriel and Brian Hill on March 2, 2022, making them Nos. 10 and 11, respectively. They joined the likes of the team’s other original members Pat Williams, Nick Anderson, Shaquille O’Neal, the late Rich DeVos, Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway, “founding father” the late Jimmy Hewitt, Tracy McGrady, David Steele, and Darrell Armstrong. When a player, coach, or executive significantly affects the Orlando Magic, they are inducted into the Orlando Magic Hall of Fame. It connects the history with the future of Magic basketball, and its layout allows fans to check out the exhibits before, during, and after games at the Amway Center. The display can be seen at the Amway Center, near the Nutrilite Magic Fan Experience, on the Terrace Level. The inductees are selected after careful consideration of their on- and off-court accomplishments, as well as their years of service, community influence, and personal qualities.

Arena Information

Since its debut in October 2010, the stadium has played home to several historical events such as NBA All-Star Weekend, NCAA March Madness, WrestleMania 33, and sold-out performances by music’s top stars, including Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, and Billie Eilish. The Orlando Magic were the project’s developers, and the arena was made to suit the needs of its customers while also honoring the city’s rich history in sports and entertainment. The building’s façade is a contemporary mix of glass and metal, with a gigantic wall along one side displaying dynamic images. Among the city’s skyscrapers is a tower that stands 180 feet tall. The 875,000-square-foot arena is accredited Gold by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Architecture (LEED) program for its eco-friendly design and cutting-edge facilities, including its 1,100 digital displays and the NBA’s most giant high-definition video board. Seating options at Amway Center include wheelchair-accessible and companion seating for up to three people, as well as a range of prices, conveniences, and perspectives. Events have different seating arrangements. If you need wheelchair-accessible seating, please let the box office know when you purchase your tickets. No pets or animals (apart from service animals) are allowed inside Amway Center.


Since 1989, the Magic have competed in the NBA as an official franchise. Six division titles (1995, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2019), seven seasons with fifty wins or more, two Eastern Conference Championships, and a third trip to the NBA Finals all attest to the Magic’s consistent success throughout the years (1995, 2009).