ORLANDO MAGIC TO HOST SOUTHWEST AIRLINES® ORLANDO PRO SUMMER LEAGUE


ORLANDO MAGIC TO HOST

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES® ORLANDO PRO SUMMER LEAGUE

-Ten teams to take part in six-day event July 7-12-

 

Orlando, Fla. – The Orlando Magic will host the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League at the team’s practice court at the Amway Center from July 7-12, 2013. The 25-game, six-day event will feature the Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, Philadelphia 76ers and Utah Jazz.

 

A new format will be introduced this summer, with two extra teams and an extra day added to the slate. Under the new format, each team will play five games over the six-day event, with a championship day being played on the final day of the league. A point system will establish the standings leading up to the final day, with seven points awarded each game based on: three points for winning the game and one point for winning a quarter (in the event of a tied quarter, each team will receive 0.5 points). In the event of ties in seeding heading into championship day, three tiebreakers will be in place: 1) total point differential; 2) total points allowed; 3) coin flip.

 

Due to space limitations, the event is not open to the public and will be open only to the media and professional team/league personnel. Fans can access box scores, game recaps and cumulative statistics by visitingwww.orlandomagic.com.

 

A complete game schedule for the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League is listed below. The Magic’s roster will be released at a later date.

 

Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League Schedule

Sunday, July 7, 2013                         Visitor                                     Home

1st game                      9:00 a.m.         Houston                       @        Philadelphia

2nd game                     11:00 a.m.       Boston                         @        Orlando

3rd game                      1:00 p.m.         Miami                          @        Utah

4th game                      3:00 p.m.         OKC                            @        Indiana

5th game                      5:00 p.m.         Detroit                         @        Brooklyn

Monday, July 8, 2013

1st game                      11:00 a.m.       OKC                            @        Orlando

2nd game                     1:00 p.m.         Philadelphia                 @        Indiana

3rd game                      3:00 p.m.         Boston                         @        Detroit

4th game                      5:00 p.m.         Brooklyn                      @        Miami

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

1st game                      11:00 a.m.       Indiana                        @        Boston

2nd game                     1:00 p.m.         Detroit                         @        OKC

3rd game                      3:00 p.m.         Utah                            @        Houston

4th game                      5:00 p.m.         Miami                          @        Orlando

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

1st game                      11:00 a.m.       Utah                            @        Brooklyn

2nd game                     1:00 p.m.         OKC                            @        Philadelphia

3rd game                      3:00 p.m.         Boston                         @        Houston

 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

1st game                      11:00 a.m.       Indiana                        @        Utah

2nd game                     1:00 p.m.         Miami                          @        Detroit

3rd game                      3:00 p.m.         Houston                       @        Brooklyn

4th game                      5:00 p.m.         Philadelphia                 @        Orlando

 

Friday, July 12, 2013 *Championship Day*

1st game                      8:00 a.m.         6th place                      @        5th place

2nd game                     10:00 a.m.       4th place                      @        3rd place

3rd game                      12:00 p.m.       2nd place                     @        1st place

4th game                      2:00 p.m.         8th place                      @        7th place

5th game                      4:00 p.m.         10th place                    @        9th place

 

ALL GAMES WILL BE PLAYED AT THE AMWAY CENTER ON THE MAGIC PRACTICE COURT.

 

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES ORLANDO PRO SUMMER LEAGUE RULES

  • ·         Four 10-minute quarters
  • ·         10-minute halftime
  • ·         Five full timeouts per team per game
  • ·         Two one-minute mandatory TV timeouts per quarter on dead ball at 5:59 and again at 2:59
  • ·         Maximum of three full timeouts to be used in 4th quarter per team
  • ·         One :20 second timeout per team per half
  • ·         Three-minute overtime period if necessary
  • ·         One full timeout and one :20 second per overtime period per team
  • ·         Teams will be in the penalty on the 5th team foul of each quarter
  • ·         Teams will be in the penalty in overtime on the 3rd team foul
  • ·         No foul-out rule – for each personal foul in excess of six, the opposing team receives two free throws.  For each personal foul in excess of 10, the opposing team receives two free throws and the ball.
  • ·         10-minute warm-up/intermission between games

 

COMPETITION FORMAT

  • ·         Each team will play five games over the six-day event
  • ·         New to this year’s event will be a Championship Day on the sixth day of the league
  • ·         Standings will be kept over the first five days of the league according to a point system (described below)
  • ·         Every team will play their fifth and final game against the opponent seeded most closely to them in the standings

-For example, the two teams with the highest point totals will play in the Championship game; the teams with the third and fourth-highest point totals play in a third place game, etc.

 

POINT SYSTEM

  • ·         Standings over the first five days of the league will be kept using a SEVEN POINT SYSTEM (similar to the old CBA). In this system, seven points are awarded each game and distributed as follows:

-three points for winning the game

-one point for every quarter a team wins (in the event of a tied quarter, both teams will receive 0.5 points)

  • ·         As a result, the winning team in each game can collect between four to seven points, while the losing team can collect from zero to three points.

 

CHAMPIONSHIP SEEDING CRITERIA

  • ·         Day six Championship seeding will be determined by a team’s total points in the league standings
  • ·         In the event of a tie, the following tie-breaker steps will be in place:

Tiebreaker 1:               Total point differential

Tiebreaker 2:               Total points allowed

Tiebreaker 3:               Coin flip

ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.

In its 42nd year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by nearly 46,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually.  Southwest is the nation’s largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded, and including wholly-owned subsidiary, AirTran Airways, operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world to serve 97 destinations in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and six near-international countries. Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for its triple bottom line approach that takes into account the carrier’s performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities it serves, and its commitment to efficiency and the planet.  The 2011 Southwest Airlines One Report™ can be found at southwest.com/citizenship.

 

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES

From its first flights on June 18, 1971, Southwest Airlines launched an era of unprecedented affordability in air travel quantified by the U.S. Department of Transportation as “The Southwest Effect,” a lowering of fares and increase in passenger traffic wherever the carrier serves.  On every flight, Southwest offers Customers the first two pieces of checked luggage (weight and size limitations apply) and all ticket changes without additional fees. Southwest’s all Boeing fleet consistently offers leather seating and the comfort of full-size cabins, many of which are equipped with satellite-based WiFi connectivity and a new, sustainable cabin interior.  With 40 consecutive years of profitability, the People of Southwest operate nearly 3,400 flights a day and serve communities around 84 airports in Southwest’s network of domestic destinations.  Southwest Airlines’ frequent flights and low fares are available only atsouthwest.com.

 

AIRTRAN AIRWAYS

AirTran Airways, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co., offers coast-to-coast and near-international service with close to 600 flights a day to 49 destinations.  The carrier’s high-quality product includes assigned seating and Business Class. As Southwest continues to integrate AirTran’s People, places, and planes into Southwest Airlines, Customers of both carriers may book flights at airtran.com and exchange earned loyalty points between both AirTran’s A+ Rewards® and Southwest’s Rapid Rewards® for reward travel on either airline.

 

ABOUT THE ORLANDO MAGIC

Orlando’s NBA franchise since 1989, the Magic’s mission is to be world champions on and off the court, delivering legendary moments every step of the way. On the court, Orlando has won five division championships (1995, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2010), had seven 50-plus win seasons, and won the Eastern Conference title in 1995 and 2009. Off the court, on an annual basis, the Orlando Magic gives more than $2 million to the local community by way of sponsorships of events, donated tickets, autographed merchandise, scholarships and grants. Orlando Magic community relations programs impact an estimated 75,000 kids each year, while a Magic staff-wide initiative provides more than 6,000 volunteer hours annually. In addition, over the last 23 years more than $18 million has been distributed to local nonprofit community organizations via the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation and Orlando Magic Youth Fund (OMYF-MFF), a McCormick Foundation Fund since 1994, which serves at-risk youth. Ticket highlights for the 2013-14 season in the Amway Center, named SportsBusiness Journal’s 2012 Sports Facility of the Year, include: 2,500 seats priced $20 or less, 8,000 seats priced $40 or less and 10,000 seats priced $50 or under. For ticket information log on to www.orlandomagic.com or call 407-89-MAGIC.

 

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