Why did Orlando Magic and Steve Clifford split up? – The athlete


The day after trading Nikola Vucevic, Aaron Gordon, Evan Fournier, and two others for a bunch of young players and future draft picks, Jeff Weltman, president of Orlando Magic’s basketball division, said something that didn’t get the attention it got earned.

When The Athletic Weltman asked what the movements meant for the team ceiling, Weltman said it increased the team’s potential. No wonder the manager who made the decision thinks the decision is a good one.

But then Weltman offered a crucial moment of openness.


Janet Smith