1992–93 Orlando Magic season
The 1992–93 season was Orlando's fourth season in the NBA. The season held a lot of promise as Shaquille O'Neal was drafted first overall by the Magic in the 1992 NBA draft. There were predictions that O'Neal become the next dominant center in the NBA. Shaq became an instant superstar with merchandising that rivaled only Michael Jordan. O'Neal would win the Rookie of the Year Award while averaging 23.4 points per game, and 13.9 rebounds per game. However, the Magic had various problems with injuries, as Dennis Scott got hurt near the end of the season. Despite O'Neal's rookie performance, the Magic fell short of the final playoff spot via tiebreaker with a 41–41 record. Following the season, Steve Kerr signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls.
1992–93 Orlando Magic season
The 1992–93 season was Orlando's fourth season in the NBA. The season held a lot of promise as Shaquille O'Neal was drafted first overall by the Magic in the 1992 NBA draft. There were predictions that O'Neal become the next dominant center in the NBA. Shaq became an instant superstar with merchandising that rivaled only Michael Jordan. O'Neal would win the Rookie of the Year Award while averaging 23.4 points per game, and 13.9 rebounds per game. However, the Magic had various problems with injuries, as Dennis Scott got hurt near the end of the season. Despite O'Neal's rookie performance, the Magic fell short of the final playoff spot via tiebreaker with a 41–41 record. Following the season, Steve Kerr signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls.