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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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic game preview

TV: FOX SPORTS FLORIDA TIME: COVERAGE BEGINS AT 5:30 P.M. A new coach has meant a newfound commitment to defense by the Orlando Magic. Looking to maintain that stinginess, the Magic again try for a season-high third straight victory Sunday night against a visiting Philadelphia 76ers team that's even thinner on talent than before the trade deadline. Orlando (18-39) allowed 102.3 points...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers-Magic Preview

A new coach has meant a newfound commitment to defense by the Orlando Magic. Looking to maintain that stinginess, the Magic again try for a season-high third straight victory Sunday night against a visiting Philadelphia 76ers team that's even thinner on talent than before the trade deadline. Orlando (18-39) allowed 102.3 points per contest and 47.1 percent shooting in 52 games before...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic game preview

TV: FOX SPORTS FLORIDA TIME: COVERAGE BEGINS AT 5:30 P.M. A new coach has meant a newfound commitment to defense by the Orlando Magic. Looking to maintain that stinginess, the Magic again try for a season-high third straight victory Sunday night against a visiting Philadelphia 76ers team that's even thinner on talent than before the trade deadline. Orlando (18-39) allowed 102.3 points...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Locker Room is Buying into Borrego; More Pelicans-Magic Interviews

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The second half of that win over the Pelicans was mighty impressive. That Orlando Magic locker room has bought into what ever interim Head Coach James Borrego has been saying. The evidence is there 5 games under J.B., Jacque Vaughn just wasn’t getting his message across to this roster. Hopefully this nice stretch of Orlando play continues...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: Another strong defensive effort, another home victory

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Winning consecutive home games for only the second time all season, the Orlando Magic continued to flex their new-found defensive muscle Friday night in defeating the New Orleans Pelicans 95-84. The victory marked the fifth time in as many games since James Borrego replaced Jacque Vaughn as head coach that the Magic held an opponent under 100 points. The Pelicans...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic interim coach Borrego to finish the season

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Orlando Magic interim coach James Borrego will remain in that post at least through the end of the season. In addition, the team announced Tuesday that it has added Igor Kokoskov (kuh-KOS-kov) as an assistant coach. Borrego took over after Jacque Vaughn was fired earlier this month following a 15-37 start to his third season. Vaughn's assistant coaches Brett Gunning...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Magic Victories During Jacque Vaughn’s Head Coach Reign

It wasn’t all bad for former Orlando Magic Head Coach Jacque Vaughn. There were some very quality victories during his 58-158 reign over the last two and a half years. Let’s go through ten of the best wins. This isn’t a list of JV’s best ‘coached’ games, just the most entertaining ones. This Top 10 will be conducted in chronological order.   November 2, 2012 Nothing...
Via Magic Basketball Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Oust Jacque Vaughn After Disappointing Half-Season

The Orlando Magic fired head coach Jacque Vaughn after a 10-game losing streak and a season-long inability to build a cohesive team. Jacque Vaughn, a first-time head coach, took control of the post-Dwight Howard Orlando Magic in 2012. In his time with the Magic, he saw some ups and downs, but ultimately he failed to build any sort of structure that was moving the Magic toward...
Via The Lottery Mafia
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Men Talk All-Star Break Following Knicks Victory

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images I’d be surprised if James Borrego doesn’t finish this season as Head Coach. This Magic team has gone from coughing 100+ points in 14 straight games with Jacque Vaughn to 4 consecutive games of allowing less than one hundred to their opponents. Dewayne Dedmon is earning a greater role as a defensive terror. Victor Oladipo and Elfrid...
Via Magic Basketball Online
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Jacque Vaughn Firing Grade

(Source: Rob Carr/Getty Images North America) Orlando Magic: Jacque Vaughn Firing Grade By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… It was confirmed this week that Orlando Magic head coach Jacque Vaughn has been fired by the club. This is hardly surprising news, with the rumours having circulated for a while after a ten game losing streak left them 15-37. They are at bottom of...
Via HoopStuff
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Borrego exhausted, but pleased after winning Magic debut

ORLANDO, Fla. -- James Borrego was appreciative Friday night of Tobias Harris' performance hours after the Orlando Magic forward returned from the funeral of his grandfather in New York. The NBA's newest and youngest coach also admitted he can now appreciate what those in his fraternity have to go through on a game-to-game basis. "It's exhausting. It really is," Borrego said following...
Via Fox Sports Florida
20 days ago  |  Discuss

In wake of Vaughn's dismissal, Magic players know defense must improve

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Staggering from a 10-game losing streak and stunned by the firing of Jacque Vaughn, the Orlando Magic went back to work Friday morning intent on regaining their competitive spirit under interim coach James Borrego. "Guys really like him and appreciate him," center Nikola Vucevic said, hours before Borrego's coaching debut against the Los Angeles Lakers. "And I think...
Via Fox Sports Florida
20 days ago  |  Discuss

George Karl interested in Orlando Magic job

The Orlando Magic may have some top coaches on the horizon as potential replacements for Jacque Vaughn. Vaughn was fired Thursday amid a 10-game losing streak and three poor seasons as head coach of the Magic. Former Magic player Scott Skiles was immediately mentioned as a candidate for the job. Mark Jackson and Mike Malone...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Orlando Magic have fired head coach Jacque Vaughn

Add body No. 2 to the dispatched head coaches of the 2014-15 NBA season. Jacque Vaughn joined the previously fired Mike Malone in the unemployment...
Via Athlon Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Five free-agent coaches the Magic may consider

ORLANDO, Fla. — James Borrego's first game as head coach of the Orlando Magic takes place Friday night when the Los Angeles Lakers come to town. While the presumption is he'll remain in charge for the final 30 games of the 2014-15 season, Borrego is not thought of as anything other than an interim coach. Since he has no previous head coaching experience, just like Jacque Vaughn...
Via Fox Sports Florida
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Bid Farewell to Jacque Vaughn and 3 Assistant Coaches

AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack For just the 4th time in franchise history, the Orlando Magic will have a different individual finish up a season from the one that began training camp. Jacque Vaughn is no longer Head Coach of the Magic as he along with assistant coaches Brett Gunning, Wes Unseld Jr., and Zach Guthrie have all been let go. This coming with the Magic currently on a 10...
Via Magic Basketball Online
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Skiles a ‘serious candidate’ for Orlando Magic job

Scott Skiles could be getting back into coaching, and it could be with his former team. The Orlando Magic on Thursday fired head coach Jacque Vaughn, who was in the middle of his third unsuccessful season as the team’s head coach. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported news of the firing and says Skiles could be a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers at Orlando Magic game preview

TV: FOX SPORTS FLORIDA TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE STARTS AT 6:30 P.M. Mired in their longest slide of the season, the Orlando Magic are ready to move on without coach Jacque Vaughn. A day after firing their coach, the Magic try to avoid losing 11 straight for the second time in three seasons Friday night against a Los Angeles Lakers team on the verge of its first nine-game road losing...
Via Fox Sports Florida
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Fire Head Coach Jacque Vaughn After 10th Straight Loss

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Magic fired Jacque Vaughn as coach Thursday after two and half seasons, ending the tenure of the first-time head coach brought in to help rebuild the franchise. General manager Rob Hennigan announced the move, following a 15-37 start to the season and after a series of lopsided losses during a 10-game losing streak. It is the Magic’s second skid of...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers-Magic Preview

Mired in their longest slide of the season, the Orlando Magic are ready to move on without coach Jacque Vaughn. A day after firing their coach, the Magic try to avoid losing 11 straight for the second time in three seasons Friday night against a Los Angeles Lakers team on the verge of its first nine-game road losing streak in nearly a decade. Despite his players continuing to play...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Make Right Move in Firing Jacque Vaughn

On Thursday, the Orlando Magic parted ways with head coach Jacque Vaughn following Wednesday night’s 110-103 loss to the San Antonio Spurs — the 10th straight for Orlando. The firing comes as little surprise as it was reported that the team had been leaning that direction for the last week, but now, it is official. In more than two seasons with Orlando, Vaughn’s Magic compiled...
Via Bloguin Best
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic fire coach Jacque Vaughn after 2-plus seasons

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Orlando Magic have fired Jacque Vaughn as coach after two and half seasons, ending the tenure of the first-time head coach brought in to help rebuild the franchise. General manager Rob Hennigan announced the move Thursday, following a 15-37 start to the season and after a series of lopsided losses during a 10-game losing streak. It is the Magic's second skid...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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