Shaquille O’Neal wants to be the next general manager of the Orlando Magic.
Yes, that Shaq.
Yes, the same Orlando Magic team that he spurned on his way out of town in 1996.
(feels like this part needs to be reiterated)
..yes, THAT Shaq.
According to sources, O’Neal is expected to meet with the Magic as early as next week to discuss the team’s open general manager position. Orlando fired GM Otis Smith last week along with head coach Stan Van Gundy.
Smith’s shoes aren’t exactly of the “big ones to fill” variety, but if there ever was a person to fill them Shaq’s size 23 should be more than enough.
Unfortunately, no one seems to be taking this rumor seriously.
I'm a rhinestone cowboy heeeeeehawwwee http://t.co/RvQdp8s8
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) May 24, 2012
And why should they? Just as of yesterday he was tweeting things like that.
If Shaq were to be "GM" of Magic franchise, Nets make trade for Dwight Howard with generous offer of many donuts.
— Mikhail Prokhorov (@Fake_Prokhorov) May 23, 2012
Not even going to entertain the latest Broussard "report". Shaq as Magic GM? Not in this world. Not in any world. Next rumor please.
— James Toscano (@Jimmy_Toscano) May 23, 2012
I'm all for Shaq as Orlando's GM. Gets him off the TNT set.
— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) May 23, 2012
i just got home. did i imagine shaq being a candidate for the magic gm job? still a little foggy on that.
— Aht Uh Mi Hed (@bomani_jones) May 24, 2012
Shaq is in talks to become the Magic's GM. Good news for other GMs who've always wanted to negotiate with a monster.
— SEAN O'CONNOR (@seanoconnz) May 24, 2012
Wait until Shaq finds out that when you become a GM the job requires that you actually have to work. That could be a problem
— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) May 24, 2012
Sure, Shaq as GM, Penny as player personnel director, Nick as free-throw shooting coach, T-Mac as public-relations director. Why not?
— Brian K. Schmitz (@MagicInsider) May 24, 2012
I hope Shaq's car holds up when he goes for that GM interview, driving over all those bridges he burned on his way out of Orlando.
— Former NBA coach (@FormerNBAcoach) May 24, 2012
@johnhollinger new potential Shaq nickname time? "The Big Disaster"?
— Kevin A. (@allisauce24) May 23, 2012
@johnhollinger That way Shaq can show Dwight how to leave the Magic properly.
— Kevin Ahoy (@FlightsimGeek) May 23, 2012