Notable Players: Erik Daniels, Ivan Johnson, Tasmin Mitchell and Seth Curry
Lakeland Magic Tickets
The Lakeland Magic are a minor league affiliate of the Orlando Magic basketball team. Based in Lakeland, Florida, they are a member of the NBA G League. Between 2008 and 2017, the team was known as the Erie Bayhawks, which played in Erie, Pennsylvania. During their first several years of operations, the Bayhawks were affiliated with several different NBA teams, including the Cavaliers, Raptors, Knicks and 76ers. In 2016, the Orlando Magic bought the Bayhawks outright and relocated them to Lakeland. During their first year in Lakeland, the Magic finished second in the Southeast division with a 28-22 record. They lost in the first round of the playoffs to the new Erie Bayhawks, which began to play immediately after the Magic left. As the old Bayhawks, the team had previously made the playoffs three times. Stan Heath, who previously led the University of South Florida, Kent State University and the University of Arkansas in the NCAA, is the head coach. Get your Lakeland Magic tickets at StubHub.
The Lakeland magic plays all home games at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, Florida. The RP Funding Center, which seats more than 8,000 people for basketball games, is also the home of the Florida Tropics SC of the Major Arena Soccer League and the Lakeland Tarpons of the American Arena League. Opened in 1974, it was formerly known as the Lakeland Civic Center. As the Bayhawks, the team had five different All-Stars: Erik Daniels in 2009, Alade Aminu in 2010, Ivan Johnson and Garrett Temple in 2011 and Seth Curry in 2015. Erik Daniels in 2009 and Ivan Johnson in 2011 also made it to the All-NBA Development League First Team while Alade Aminu made the Third Team in 2010. Previous coaches of the Magic/Bayhawks include John Treloar between 2008 and 2010, Jay Larranaga between 2010 and 2012, Gene Cross between 2012 and 2014 and Bill Peterson between 2014 and 2017.Back to Top
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