Insider Intel: The Orlando Masochists

The Magic's painfully poor execution could lead to an early playoff exit

Originally Published: May 12, 2009
By John Carroll | Scouts Inc.

It seems as if every fan understands that playoff basketball is about more than talent and strategy. It tests a mental and psychological component that doesn't come into play during the regular season. So why can't the Orlando Magic get the message?

John Carroll

Scouts, Basketball Recruiting
John Carroll joined Scouts Inc. after nine years as an NBA coach, including a seven-year tenure with the Boston Celtics that concluded with a four-month stint as interim head coach in 2003-04. Before joining the NBA, Carroll spent six years as head coach at Duquesne University and seven years at Seton Hall as an assistant to head coach P.J. Carlesimo.