Magic announce inaugural members of Magic Hall of Fame

Nick Anderson and Pat Williams are the inaugural members of the Magic Hall of Fame, a special exhibit area within Amway Center commemorating the best players in team history.

Nick Anderson was the Magic’s first ever draft pick during the 1989 Draft. He played 10 seasons with the Magic and was part of the 1995 Eastern Conference championship team. He left the Magic as its all-time leading scorer and all-time leader in games played. He remains with the organization as a community ambassador and is still beloved by fans.

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Pat Williams was one of the driving forces behind the NBA coming to Orlando. He came from the 76ers organization and immediately hit the ground running trying to convince Orlando it was ready for big-time professional sports and to convince the NBA that Orlando was where it should place one of four planned expansion teams (Charlotte, Miami and Minnesota became the others). Williams was everything in those early days and settled into the general manager role once the team became a reality. He now serves as the team’s executive vice president.

The Magic Hall of Fame is located on the Terrace Level of Amway Center (the lower bowl concourse) at the Nutrilite Fan Experience section. The Hall of Famers are commemorated with a pedestal against the wall of the fan experience.

This event concludes the Magic’s 25th Anniversary celebration which included legends night visits from Magic luminaries such as Anfernee Hardaway, Tracy McGrady, Horace Grant and Darrell Armstrong. The memorializing of the team’s past will continue however with the addition to the Hall of Fame each year.

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