Your 2020 Orlando Magic Hall Of Fame inductee Darrell Armstrong!
The Orlando Magic Hall of Fame was introduced to honour & celebrates the great players, coaches & executives who had a major impact during the team’s history. The inductees are determined on their overall contributions to the team & organisation both on & off the court, as well as years of service & impact in the community, along with the character of the individual.
Joining Magic Giants
Armstrong joins Nick Anderson & Pat Williams (2014), Shaquille O’Neal (2015), Richard DeVos (2016), Penny Hardaway & Jim Hewitt (2017), Tracy McGrady (2018) & David Steele (2019). You can see his plaque in the Fan Experience on the Terrace Level of the Amway. He is the 5th player to be inducted.
Heart & Hustle
He is loved by Magic fans. Armstrong is as a player who left everything on the court every game. Playing for us from 1995 to 2003 & making 502 appearances. Of those appearances he started 291 & averaged 11.7 points per game. He was captain of the 1999-2000 “Heart & Hustle” team. During that season he had his career year with 16.2 points & 6.1 assists per game but also became the first player to simultaneously win the NBA’s Most Improved Player & Sixth Man of the Year awards. During his 9 years with the team we never posted a losing record & made the post season 7 times.
Darrell also played for the Dallas Mavericks between 2004 & 2006. He subsequently joined them in 2009 as an assistant coach, where he helped win the 2011 NBA title & still remains.
Congratulations & a genuinely deserving recipient.