South East Melbourne Magic

The South East Melbourne Magic was an Australian basketball team based in Melbourne.[1] The Magic competed in the National Basketball League (NBL) between 1992 and 1998, and played their home games at Rod Laver Arena.

South East Melbourne Magic
South East Melbourne Magic logo
LeaguesNBL
Founded1992
Dissolved1998
HistorySouth East Melbourne Magic
1992–1998
ArenaRod Laver Arena
Capacity15,400
LocationMelbourne, Victoria
Team colorsRed, Black and White
Championships2 (1992, 1996)

In their seven seasons, the Magic contested four NBL Grand Finals and won two championships, their first coming in their debut season and their second coming in 1996. Following their loss in the 1998 Grand Final to the Adelaide 36ers, the Magic merged with the North Melbourne Giants to become the Victoria Titans for the 1998/99 season.

Honour rollEdit

NBL Championships: 2 (1992, 1996)
NBL finals appearances: 7 (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)
NBL Grand Final appearances: 4 (1992, 1996, 1997, 1998)
NBL Most Valuable Player: Robert Rose (1993)
NBL Grand Final MVP: Bruce Bolden (1992), Mike Kelly (1996)
All-NBL First Team: Robert Rose (1993), John Dorge (1995)
NBL Coach of the Year: Brian Goorjian (1992, 1997, 1998)
NBL Rookie of the Year: Sam Mackinnon (1994)
NBL Most Improved Player: Chris Anstey (1996)
NBL Best Defensive Player: Darren Lucas (1994, 1995), Mike Kelly (1997, 1998)
NBL Best Sixth Man: Jason Smith (1998)

Season by seasonEdit

Season Division League Regular season Post-season Head Coach
Finish Played Wins Losses Win %
South East Melbourne Magic
1992 1 NBL 1st 24 20 4 .833 Won Quarter-Finals (Canberra, 2–0)
Won Semi-Finals (North Melbourne, 2–0)
Won Grand Final (Melbourne, 2–1)
Brian Goorjian
1993 1 NBL 2nd 26 20 6 .769 Won Quarter-Finals (Adelaide, 2–0)
Lost Semi-Finals (Melbourne, 0–2)
Brian Goorjian
1994 1 NBL 3rd 26 18 8 .692 Won Quarter-Finals (Perth, 2–0)
Lost Semi-Finals (North Melbourne, 0–2)
Brian Goorjian
1995 1 NBL 2nd 26 18 8 .692 Won Quarter-Finals (Illawarra, 2–1)
Lost Semi-Finals (North Melbourne, 1–2)
Brian Goorjian
1996 1 NBL 2nd 26 19 7 .731 Won Quarter-Finals (North Melbourne, 2–0)
Won Semi-Finals (Adelaide, 2–0)
Won Grand Final (Melbourne, 2–1)
Brian Goorjian
1997 1 NBL 1st 30 22 8 .733 Won Semi-Finals (Perth, 2–0)
Lost Grand Final (Melbourne, 1–2)
Brian Goorjian
1998 1 NBL 1st 30 26 4 .867 Won Semi-Finals (Brisbane, 2–0)
Lost Grand Final (Adelaide, 0–2)
Brian Goorjian
Regular season record 188 143 45 .761 3 Minor premiers
Playoff record 37 24 13 .649 2 NBL Championships

As of the end of the 1998 season

Source: South East Melbourne Magic Year by Year

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Uluc, Olgun (16 October 2015). "The NBL's defunct franchises: Sydney Astronauts, Launceston Casino City, Singapore Slingers, and more". FoxSports.com.au. Retrieved 15 April 2017.

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