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Scott Skiles, Mark Jackson Candidates For Magic Head Coaching Job

If the Orlando Magic eventually fire Jacque Vaughn as head coach, sources say Scott Skiles and Mark Jackson are two candidates. Skiles most recently was head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks and was a member of the Magic during his playing career. Jackson is currently a broadcaster with ESPN following his dismissal last season by the Golden State Warriors.
Via RealGM
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Magic coach Jacque Vaughn blocking out reports about job security

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Magic coach Jacque Vaughn is blocking out any talk about his job security and remains focused on helping his team turnaround its recent string of losses. Vaughn said Friday morning before Orlando's practice that he is taking his third season as the Magic's coach "day-by-day" and that his approach hasn't changed despite a season-high, seven-game losing streak...
Via AP on Fox
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Magic coach Vaughn blocking out reports about his job security

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Magic coach Jacque Vaughn is blocking out any talk about his job security and remains focused on helping his team turnaround its recent string of losses. Vaughn said Friday morning before Orlando's practice that he is taking his third season as the Magic's coach ''day-by-day'' and that his approach hasn't changed despite a season-high, seven-game losing streak. The...
Via AP on Fox
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Victor Oladipo skies for monster slam dunk against Bucks

As we near the start of All-Star Weekend, the slam dunk contest will include many notables names include Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo. During last night’s Magic-Bucks game, Oladipo decided to show off his ability to fly to the basket with this impressive two-handed slam dunk: Nice slam dunk, Victor! *** Oladipo high-flying dunk [NBA] Oladipo image courtesy of Getty Images
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Magic Could Soon Fire Jacque Vaughn

The Orlando Magic are close to firing Jacque Vaughn as head coach. “It isn’t a matter of ‘if,’ anymore, but ‘when,'” a source close to the decision-making process told Yahoo Sports about Vaughn’s fading job security. The Magic have lost 13 of 15 games. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reported that the Magic “haven’t ruled out making an in-season coaching change.”
Via RealGM
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Magic reportedly close to firing Vaughn as head coach

Jacque Vaughn's time as head coach of the Orlando Magic appears to be dwindling. Orlando is inching closer to firing Vaughn in the midst of third season as head coach of the team, Yahoo Sports/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski and other media report. "It isn't a matter of 'if,' anymore, but 'when,'" a source close to the situation told Wojnarowski. Vaughn compiled a 43...
Via Fox Sports
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Willie Green: “…Bite Somebody’s Ear Off…We’ve Got to Get a Win” and More Bucks-Magic Postgame

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   How about Willie Green with the quote of the year. Willie Green:   Below are interviews of Victor Oladipo, Jacque Vaughn, and Tobias Harris.   Victor Oladipo:   Jacque Vaughn:   Tobias Harris:     Adam Papageorgiou is Owner/Editor of MBO and Founder of Orlando Magic Greek
Via Magic Basketball Online
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bucks end 17-game losing streak in Orlando with win over Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- For the first time in more than a decade, the Milwaukee Bucks could celebrate after a game in Orlando. Jerryd Bayless scored 19 points, Jared Dudley and Khris Middleton had 17 apiece and the Bucks ended a 17-game losing streak in Orlando with a 115-100 victory on Thursday night. The Bucks never trailed and placed seven players in double figures, including all...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
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NBA Sprite Slam Dunk Contest: Worth Watching?

Victor Oladipo slamming it home The NBA has announced the 2015 All Star Weekend Sprite Slam Dunk Contest participants, and I’d be lying if I said I was excited, or even satisfied for that matter. Rookie Zach Lavine (Timberwolves), Victor Oladipo (Magic), ‘Greek Freak’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks), and Mason Plumlee (Nets) are the four contestants this year, all of whom are...
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Orlando Magic: Positives In A Losing Season

(Source: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/HoopStuff… The Orlando Magic have established themselves as arguably the most inconsistent team this season. One week, they will conquer the likes of Chicago in dominating fashion, only to fall to a subpar Knicks sqaud days later. However, Orlando’s rapidly paced offensive attack led by a...
Via HoopStuff
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Oladipo and Payton Selected for All-Star Weekend Rising Stars Challenge

Orlando Magic guards Victor Oladipo and Elfrid Payton have been selected to participate in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge as part of 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend in New York City. Oladipo, the 2013-14 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year runner-up, has increased his scoring average from 13.8 points in his first season to 16.5 points in his second season and improved his field goal percentage...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Recognized at NBA Retail Summit

Orlando Magic Director of Retail Operations, Doug Smith was recently awarded the “Full Nelson Award” at the NBA Retail Summit that occurred January 11th through the 15th. The award is presented annually to the person demonstrating passion, leadership and dedication to improving the collective team business. Smith is in his sixth season with the Magic overseeing the team...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: Losing streak grows to 5 after 4th-quarter frustrations

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Up by nine points with eight minutes remaining Sunday night, the Orlando Magic appeared to be on the verge of snapping a four-game losing streak and winning for only the third time this month. Instead, the Indiana Pacers were the team that supplied the finishing kick as they broke a lengthy slide of their own in coming away with a 106-99 victory. The Magic shot 52...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Current State of the Orlando Magic

Led by Tobias Harris and Nikola Vucevic, the Orlando Magic are steadily moving in the right direction. In 2012, the Orlando Magic were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs for the second consecutive season. Despite qualifying for the postseason six years in a row (2007-12), the team made just one NBA Finals appearance, a 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. To make matters...
Via The Lottery Mafia
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Orlando’s Tobias Harris wants to win a championship…with a DIFFERENT team

Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris has lofty expectations and apparently they aren’t for his current team. The 22 year-old Tennessee product from New York has been long rumored to be a target for the Knicks after this season and it looks like Harris has high aspirations for the New York Knicks if he lands with them. Via NY Post: Harris, a free agent forward the Knicks plan to...
Via New York Sports-Kings
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Rawlins Q&A: The evolution and expectations of Orlando City SC

Phil Rawlins is the founder and president of Orlando City SC, which officially begins play March 8 as one of two MLS expansion franchises. Orlando City won three USL PRO regular-season titles and two postseason championships in the four years after Rawlins moved the franchise from Austin, Texas. Orlando City, also known as the Orlando Lions, will play 34 regular-season games from...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Russell Westbrook's amazing rock the cradle dunk

Russell Westbrook decided to pay homage to MJ by rocking the cradle on the Orlando Magic. The post VIDEO: Russell Westbrook Just Rocked The Cradle On The Orlando Magic appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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WATCH: Jeff Green dunks all over Victor Oladipo

We officially have our first true highlight of Jeff Green in a Memphis Grizzlies uniform. Green was limited to 10 points Wednesday in a nondescript Grizzlies debut after being traded from the Boston Celtics, and he failed to make a field goal in the first half of Friday’s meeting with the Orlando Magic. Good Jeff Green showed up in the third quarter, though, as the ex-Celtic...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo ices Magic win over Rockets with 360 slam dunk (Video / GIF)

Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo was the star of Wednesday night's 120-113 win over the Houston Rockets as he scored 32 points, highlighted by this 360 breakaway slam dunk which iced the game in the final minute.Oladipo's dunk excited the crowd - and the Magic bench:Video via NBA. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check us out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
Via Holdout Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic Posterizes Pau Gasol (Video)

Nikola Vucevic climbs the escalator for the one-hand-jam posterizing Pau Gasol with authority. The post Nikola Vucevic Posterizes Pau Gasol (Video) appeared first on Basketball Bicker by Gary Altenor.
Via Basketball Bicker
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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