ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Magic announced on Tuesday that it is relocating its G League team from Lakeland to Kissimmee.
The team will now be called the Osceola Magic and will play their games at the Silver Spurs Arena in Osceola Heritage Park.
Play will start in Kissimmee for the 2023-24 season, starting in November, announced CEO and Managing Partner Alex Martins.
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“We are excited to bring the Magic and the NBA G League to Osceola County, Kissimmee and Osceola Heritage Park,” Martins said.
The G League is the NBA’s official minor league, featuring 30 teams, with a goal of preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for careers at the highest level.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Osceola Magic to our community and to Osceola Heritage Park,” said Osceola Heritage Park General Manager Robb Larson. “This partnership will not only bring exciting professional basketball games to Osceola County, but also provide opportunities to local businesses and tourism.”
The Magic’s minor league team has played in Lakeland since 2017 and the team won the G League championship in 2021.
According to a news release, the regular season that just ended saw 49 G League players that earned NBA call-ups and at least 54% of players on NBA rosters had G League experience.
During the 2022-23 season, seven members of the Orlando Magic spent time in the Magic’s G League affiliate including R. J. Hampton, Kevon Harris, Caleb Houston, Jonathan Isaac, Chuma Okeke, Admiral Schofield and Jay Scrubb.
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