One Year After Jacque Vaughn’s Departure, Magic Remain Flawed

Jacque Vaughn was relieved of his Orlando Magic head coaching duties on February 5, 2015 following another 10-game losing streak. Vaughn’s 58-158 record is infamous for being the worst win-loss percentage in franchise history. 365 days later, it doesn’t feel like the squad has improved all that much since ‘JV’ departed. James Borrego finished off that ’14-’15 campaign...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

One Team-Building Mulligan: Southeast Division

I continue my majestic tour of the biggest mistakes that each NBA team has made in building their current team. First I worked through the Western Conference, covering the Northwest, Pacific, and Southwest Divisions. Now I’m working through the Eastern Conference, tackling the Southeast Division today after going through the Central Division. Atlanta Hawks On draft night last...
Via The Sports Post
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Spurs assistant: 'This franchise is always thinking ahead'

The San Antonio Spurs have hired James Borrego twice. The second time was last summer, after he spent time as interim head coach of the Orlando Magic, when Jacque Vaughn was fired. Through it all, the 38-year-old has always appreciated San Antonio's forward-thinking atmosphere. He told the San Antonio Express-News as much in this fantastic profile:Borrego didn't have much success...
Via Fox Sports
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs add to front office and begin season routine

More than one seasonal change is underway as the Spurs showcased their new changes when they took player photos on Thursday. These are the first head shots of many for some on the roster in the black and silver, although they were in the white jerseys. The Spurs have added another coach to the staff as well. Training camp is about two weeks out and the preseason starts Oct. 8. Little...
Via isportsweb.com
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Free Magic Open Practice at Amway Center on Monday October 5th

The Orlando Magic will be hosting its first free open practice in the Scott Skiles coaching era on Monday October 5th at Amway Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. EST, so I’m going to assume this starts at 7 p.m. Did I mention it’s free for the public? Go claim your ticket(s). Folks that attend will enjoy exclusive Magic giveaways, free parking, and merchandise discounts. Last year...
Via Magic Basketball Online
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Spurs bring back Vaughn as pro scout

Monday, a report was released stating the San Antonio Spurs were in the process of bringing back former player and assistant coach Jacque Vaughn, as Vaughn was said to be replacing Trajan Langdon in a player-personnel role. Tuesday, the organization announced Vaughn has been added as a pro scout for the team. Before taking his […]
Via Project Spurs
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Jacque Vaughn Returns To Spurs In Player-Personnel Role

Jacque Vaughn is returning to the San Antonio Spurs after two-plus seasons with the Orlando Magic. Vaughn will return in a player-personnel role, replacing Trajan Langdon. Vaughn has a longstanding relationship with the Spurs’ organization, where he served as an assistant coach (2010-12) and played the final three seasons (2006-09) of his 12-year NBA career. There are no openings...
Via RealGM
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs bringing back former Magic coach Jacque Vaughn

His stint with the Orlando Magic over two seasons and part of a third ended without much progress. But former head coach Jacque Vaughn has found a comfortable landing spot, according to a report from Yahoo Sports/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski.Before he joined the Magic, Vaughn was an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs. And Wojnarowski reports that the Spurs...
Via Fox Sports
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs bring back Jacque Vaughn for player-personnel role

Jacque Vaughn is returning to the San Antonio Spurs organization to fill a player-personnel role, according to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Vaughn is replacing Trajan Langdon, who took a front-office job with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 40-year-old spent two years on the Spurs bench as an assistant coach from 2010-12 before taking a head coaching […]
Via Project Spurs
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Starting Aaron Gordon could be key for the Magic in 2015-16

It's a trend the Orlando Magic tried to start under coaches Jacque Vaughn and James Borrego. And with Scott Skiles in town, defense will continue to rule the day for this young team.To some extent, that's by necessity. Outside of Channing Frye, this team doesn't have great outside shooting (unless, of course, Mario Hezonja comes into the league with his jumper on fire). To beat teams...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Magic will retain two assistant coaches

Just because the Magic brought in a new head coach this offseason doesn't mean there will be turnover on the entire coaching staff over the summer. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel has a report on the status of their bench:The Magic fired Jacque Vaughn midway through last season and let James Borrego finish out the year as interim head coach. He has since left for the Spurs...
Via Fox Sports
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Malone selects his assistants, nudges Nuggets in right direction

  According to Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post, Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone has completed the process of hiring assistants. In addition to the highly revered Ed Pinckney as his lead sidekick Malone has also cajoled Chris Fleming, current head coach of the German national team; Wes Unseld Jr., most recently of Jacque Vaughn’s staff in Orlando; Micah Nori, who...
Via BSN Denver
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

The Spurs will have a familiar face back on the bench next season

The San Antonio Spurs might be losing an assistant coach — Jim Boylen is heading to Chicago — but it seems they’ve already got another guy in mind according to RealGM. Borrego was with the Orlando Magic since 2012 and became the interim head coach this past season when former Spur Jacque Vaughn was fired. Borrego finished […]
Via Project Spurs
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

What does the Scott Skiles hire mean for the Magic's rebuild?

The Magic are in the midst of a rebuild and recently had to make an adjustment. Jacque Vaughn wasn't good enough. Neither way James Borrego. So, Orlando brought in Scott Skiles to be its bench leader.Whenever a new coach comes into town, questions about fit arise, especially when it's regarding a guy who's entering an organization in the midst of a rebuild. The always insightful...
Via Fox Sports
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder in talks with James Borrego

The Magic ousted Jacque Vaughn and hired James Borrego as head coach midway through this season. Unfortunately, Borrego never stood much of a chance at earning the full-time coaching job. By the end, he wasn't able to wave goodbye to the "interim" label on his title.Now, with the Magic having hired Scott Skiles, Borrego is a free agent. So, where is he headed? Well, one report says...
Via Fox Sports
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Devyn Marble Can Improve on a Challenging Rookie Campaign

This is an MBO series of 2014-2015 Orlando Magic seasonal player recaps and evaluations. Throughout this month of May – as the NBA Draft and free agency approach – we’ll dive into statistics, highlights, and more as we dissect the 15-man roster and figure out who should stay and who should go as we enter a very important offseason in the franchise’s history. Previously...
Via Magic Basketball Online
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic, GM Rob Hennigan sign two-year contract extension

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic have extended general manager Rob Hennigan through the 2017-18 season. The team announced the two-year extension Thursday. Terms of the new deal were not disclosed. Hennigan just completed his third season as the Magic's leader of basketball operations, and was entering the final year of his contract before Thursday's new pact. Magic CEO Alex Martin...
Via AP on Fox
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic and Nuggets could face off for their desired coach

Both the Denver Nuggets and the Orlando Magic are in the market for a new head coach. The Magic fired Jacque Vaughn this season after a disappointing tenure, while the Nuggets fired Brian Shaw after he failed to connect with his players on any level.Both teams' situations are eerily similar, which could lead to an interesting offseason. We've seen teams compete for the same players...
Via Fox Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

James Borrego remembers Spurs roots

Orlando Magic interim coach James Borrego took over for the fired Jacque Vaughn in February and both have connections to the San Antonio Spurs. The former assistant video coordinator and assistant coach for the five-time champion Spurs remembers what San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich taught him, even 12 years later. Via Magic.com “I think […]
Via Project Spurs
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Extension or Not, Rob Hennigan Must Reel in Real Results

You’ve seen the report by now from Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. The Orlando Magic are potentially looking to give Rob Hennigan to an extension on his contract. Last May, the team extended ‘Henny’ and now former Head Coach Jacque Vaughn through the ’15-’16 season. Extensions now-a-days mean very little in regards to job security. Just look at all college and professional...
Via Magic Basketball Online
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Orlando Magic to Extend Contract of GM Rob Hennigan

Despite a turbulent season that culminated in the firing of head coach Jacque Vaughn, the Orlando Magic are looking to extend the contract of general manager Rob Hennigan, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. On the surface, it would seem such a decision is premature. The Magic are in the third year of a rebuilding effort and remain a long way from contention in the...
Via Sportsnaut
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 4 Potential Coaching Vacancies, Who Fills Them

Thus far in the 2014-2015 NBA season three head coaches have lost their jobs. Mike Malone, formerly the Kings head coach, led the way followed by Orlando’s release of Jacque Vaughn, and most recently Brian Shaw in Denver. George Karl quickly filled the Kings’ coaching hole, but Orlando and Denver stay committed to their interim head coaches for the rest of the season. Along with...
Via Crossover Chronicles
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic quickly establish defensive identity under Borrego

ORLANDO, Fla. -- As recently as three weeks ago, few people other than those inside the Orlando Magic organization knew who James Borrego was. That was far less a concern to him than determining exactly who the Magic were. When the 37-year-old native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, with no previous head coaching experience outside of a couple of NBA summer leagues took over Feb. 5 for...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando to keep James Borrego for the rest of the season

The Orlando Magic has decided that it will keep interim head coach James Borrego in that same position through the end of the year. After firing Jacque Vaughn, the Magic were putting out feelers for potential coaching candidates, but decided to take the time to find a good fit and bring in a veteran coach after the season is over. Names like Scott Skiles — an ex-Magic player and...
Via Crossover Chronicles
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando to keep James Borrego for the rest of the season

The Orlando Magic has decided that it will keep interim head coach James Borrego in that same position through the end of the year. After firing Jacque Vaughn, the Magic were putting out feelers for potential coaching candidates, but decided to take the time to find a good fit and bring in a veteran coach after the season is over. Names like Scott Skiles — an ex-Magic player and...
Via Bloguin Best
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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