Shaquille O’Neal Denies Interest in the Orlando Magic GM Job

Sorry, Orlando Magic ownership. But your crazy idea to possibly hire Shaquille O’Neal to be your new General Manager won’t be coming to fruition. Per “The future Hall of Famer and TNT analyst released a statement this afternoon denying any interest in pursuing the position that came open with Monday’s mutual parting of the ways between the Magic and Otis Smith. […] ‘When I first heard about the vacancy for the Orlando Magic general manager position, I was clearly intrigued,’ he said in a statement. ‘I was drafted by the Magic, I have a great love for the franchise, and I have made the city of Orlando my home. Additionally, I have great admiration and respect for the DeVos family. However, this is not a job I have an interest in pursuing. I feel very fortunate to be with TNT and to have the best job in sports. I look forward to many more years with Charles, Kenny and E.J. I wish the best for the Magic and I am confident that they will select a great GM and coach.’ […] Barkley was on The Dan Patrick Show this morning and confirmed that O’Neal indicated to him that he had interest in the job and would be interviewing the job with the franchise that drafted him. But all of that comes crashing down with O’Neal’s statement that he has no plans of giving up his seat on the set at TNT.”