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Shaquille O’Neal Denies He Has Interest In Vacant Orlando Magic GM Position

The greatest story in NBA history may have gotten derailed before it could ever catch fire.  Shaquille O’Neal has denied that he is interested in taking over the Orlando Magic general manager position.  This started yesterday, as it was believed that Shaq had been lobbying to take over the position.

However, this is not a job I have an interest in pursuing.  I feel very fortunate to be with TNT and to have the best job in sports.  I look forward to many more years with Charles, Kenny and E.J.  I wish the best for the Magic and I am confident that they will select a great GM and coach.”

According to Shaquille O’Neal himself, he has zero interest in the job, which I find strange.  Is Shaq just saving face or is he really not interested in the job?  I tend to think that he has interest in the job and he is trying to keep it low key for now.

I would seriously doubt that Shaquille O’Neal would be a good GM for numerous reasons.  First off, who thinks that Shaq wants to put in all the work that goes into being a GM?  It just isn’t about getting players.  You have to understand the cap and what not.

Second of all, what says that Shaquille O’Neal is a great talent evaluator?  If he became the GM, he could easily end up screwing the Dwight Howard situation up to where Orlando gets nothing.  I think Shaq is smart to deny interest in this job, although a lot of bloggers just lost out on a lot of jokes.

Riley Schmitt is a writer for Rant Sports.