Shaq Is Reportedly On The Orlando Magic's List For Open GM Job

February 25, 2012; Orlando FL, USA; TNT anchor and former player Shaquille O'Neal reports on air before the 2012 NBA All-Star Shooting Stars competition at the Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Shaq is reportedly on the Orlando Magic's list of general manager candidates and may meet with the team next week. Say that out loud with a straight face, because it was reported.

Please bear with us for a moment. Try to suppress your laughter. This was an actual report, and it did air live on ESPN.

Off we go!

My man @Chris_Broussard, on ESPN's NBA Countdown, just reported Shaq could meet next week w/Magic to talk about GM job. Yes, that @SHAQ

That's Marc Stein confirming what I swore I saw on NBA Countdown. It took two DVR rewinds and more than a few double-takes to make sure I wasn't insane. And I'm still not sure.

So, Shaq is, apparently, a general manager candidate in Orlando. And beyond just his name being floated, Chris Broussard is reporting there may be a meeting next week. For a general manager job. With the Magic. Shaq.

If this is the route things are going to go -- and, really, is anyone buying this right now? -- then the Magic should just go full insane. That means hiring Charles Barkley as head coach, Shaq as general manager, and Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson as assistants. Just take the whole TNT crew.

No idea what Shaq's qualifications are, to be honest, but he does have his Ph.D Ed.D. Dr. Shaq as a general manager would be the craziest thing to happen in the NBA in a long time, but if it's going to happen, the Magic are probably the most likely candidate.

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