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Thursday, September 11, 2008

All Hail Pat Garrity, Long Live Pat Garrity!

Orlando Sentinel - Pat Garrity Announces Retirement by

The Magic's human anchor has retired, leaving the job of mediocre big man dragging the team down from off the bench to Tony Battie and his remaining two years and $12 million in salary. Only Grant Hill has contributed less to the Magic in recent years, and like Hill leaving last year, this bodes well for the Magic in the upcoming season.

Currently it looks like the Magic will replace Garrity ($4 million, 2.1 points, 1.4 rebounds in 31 games) with an empty chair ($19 from Office Depot, 0 points, 0 rebounds). The article does not say who will now join JJ Redick on the nightly non-roster list.

The Magic currently have 13 players under contract following the loss of Mo Evans, Keyon Dooling, Carlos Arroyo, James Augustine and now Pat Garrity. Only Evans and Dooling were good enough to stay in the NBA.

I'd wish Pat well, but doubt he needs it after pulling down $20 million the past five years.

Is the season ever going to get here?

4 Comments:

  • At 8:49 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    It would be easy to go on and on about Garrity's deficiencies when he was on the court, but there's no point doing that now.

    He was always a class guy and a team player, and he should do well in retirement with all the money he got from the Magic over the years, as WeRDevos mentioned.

     
  • At 3:36 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Hard to believe that Garrity played in 513 games for the Magic, scoring 3800 points, with a more-than-respectable .398 3 point field goal percentage.

    Garrity's best year with the Magic was the 2001-02 season, where he started in 43 of the 80 games he appeared in, and averaged 11.1 PPG and 4.2 rebounds and shot 42.7% from three point range in 30.1 minutes per game.

     
  • At 1:17 PM, Anonymous Josh g. said…

    finally, even thought he was a really nice guy, he wasnt as ghood as a guy as a basketball player right now.

    so long pat. my dawg!

     
  • At 6:12 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Thanks for everything Pat! Enjoy retirement!

     

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