JACQUE VAUGHN NEWS

After frustrating loss, Magic determined to snap out of current funk

ORLANDO, Fla. -- There's no such thing as a sure thing in the NBA. So Orlando Magic coach Jacque Vaughn knew there was some risk involved in deciding to pair rookie Elfrid Payton with second-year pro Victor Oladipo in the starting lineup for the first time Sunday night. Still, with the 2-23 Philadelphia 76ers providing the opposition, what was the worst that could happen? This happened...
Via Fox Sports Florida
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tobias Harris: “It’s Embarrassing” and More Sixers-Magic Postgame

  Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Tobias Harris is right, it is very embarrassing for the Orlando Magic to have lost tonight. Tobias Harris:   Below are interviews from Jacque Vaughn, Victor Oladipo, Nikola Vucevic, and Elfrid Payton.   Jacque Vaughn:   Victor Oladipo:   Nikola Vucevic:   Elfrid Payton:   Adam Papageorgiou is Owner/Editor of MBO and...
Via Magic Basketball Online
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic Contemplate Defense, Effort, and Mental Strength at Practice

The Orlando Magic began their practice preparations for their Sunday matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers. Defense, effort, mental strength, flagrant worries with Kyle O’Quinn, and Victor Oladipo‘s bad home shooting were the themes. Evan Fournier dropped truth bombs after the Jazz loss last night, and Channing Frye picked up the slack on Saturday morning. Jacque Vaughn: ...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier: “We’re Just Not Tough Enough” & More Jazz-Magic Postgame

  Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Evan Fournier said it all tonight after the Magic lost to the Jazz at Amway Center: “Look at ourselves in the mirror. Come tomorrow to work. Be ready to practice. ‘Cause we’re going to play the Sixers. Yes they are the worst team, but they play really hard. So if we don’t play hard, they’re going to kick our ass at home...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz at Orlando Magic game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. The Orlando Magic believe their time on the road has built chemistry, but they're excited to finally have an extended stay at home. Orlando looks to avoid a third consecutive defeat as it begins a four-game homestand against the Utah Jazz on Friday night. The Magic (10-18) have played by far the most road games...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz at Orlando Magic game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. The Orlando Magic believe their time on the road has built chemistry, but they're excited to finally have an extended stay at home. Orlando looks to avoid a third consecutive defeat as it begins a four-game homestand against the Utah Jazz on Friday night. The Magic (10-18) have played by far the most road games in...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz-Magic Preview

The Orlando Magic believe their time on the road has built chemistry, but they're excited to finally have an extended stay at home. Orlando looks to avoid a third consecutive defeat as it begins a four-game homestand against the Utah Jazz on Friday night. The Magic (10-18) have played by far the most road games in the league, going 7-12 in such contests after falling 95-82 at Toronto...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Envy: What Magic fans said - 12/17

Magic fans really want their coach, Jacque Vaughn out of town. Top Three:Can we send Vaughn to D-league?JV MVP of the game for Boston!losing by 17 points should not seem tough.The Good, the bad, and the depressed:Who cares we suck but still got to support #magicprideEmbarrassing isn't strong enough.When will the owner go on facebook and read through all of our comments begging him...
Via Celtics Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks-Magic Post-Tobias Harris Game-Winner Interviews

Photo by Gary Bassing/NBAE via Getty Images   It’s all about that Tobias Harris game-winner. That Orlando Magic locker room needed that victory so badly. Tobias Harris:   Below are interviews from Nikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier, Jacque Vaughn, and Victor Oladipo.   Nikola Vucevic:   Evan Fournier:   Jacque Vaughn:   Victor Oladipo:   Adam Papageorgiou is Owner/Editor...
Via Magic Basketball Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Injury Update: Vucevic will start against the Hawks tonight

The Orlando Magic head into tonight's game against the Atlanta Hawks with a record of 9-16, fourth in the Southeast Division. The Magic have struggled, particularly on the offensive end, are 26th in the NBA in scoring. Help should be on the way tonight, as center Nikola Vucevic will be back in the starting lineup after missing time with a back injury.   Mike via Wikimedia CommonsI...
Via NBA Injury News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite injuries, improved Magic in thick of things in East

ORLANDO, Fla. -- In a conference where only five teams currently have winning records, the Orlando Magic find themselves in better shape through their first 24 games than most NBA experts would have expected. Despite being without Victor Oladipo for the first nine games and losing rookie Aaron Gordon indefinitely after 11, the Magic have avoided the type of lengthy losing streaks...
Via Fox Sports Florida
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic handed frustrating case of deja vu with loss to Wizards

ORLANDO, Fla. -- This wasn't exactly the same as Stephen Curry's 3-pointer over Tobias Harris in the closing seconds at Golden State. But for the second time in barely a week, the Orlando Magic were left with a sickening feeling Wednesday night knowing they let what should have been a victory slip away. "We pretty much just handed them the game in the last two minutes. That's disappointing...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards-Magic Postgame Locker Room Interviews

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images A very bad, awful, horrendous Orlando Magic loss. Jacque Vaughn:   Below are interviews from Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris, and Elfrid Payton.    Victor Oladipo:   Tobias Harris:   Elfrid Payton:   Adam Papageorgiou is Owner/Editor of MBO and Founder of Orlando Magic Greek
Via Magic Basketball Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Must Shift Mindset to Protecting Home Court

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli   The Orlando Magic are the owners of a respectable 9-14 record following their six-game road trip. Coincidentally, 9 of the next 14 games on Orlando’s schedule – December 10th through January 3rd – will be played at home inside Amway Center. This is a drastic change of pace from the road warrior mentality that Orlando has dealt with so far this...
Via Magic Basketball Online
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns show up too late to defeat Orlando

PHOENIX -- The Orlando Magic have a modest five victories in 14 showdowns with their pals in the NBA's not-exactly-gruesome Eastern Conference. So, for a Phoenix team seemingly capable of reaching the postseason in the dreaded Western Conference, a date with the visiting Magic might qualify as a teed-up opportunity. "We're at home, we should be winning these games," Suns coach Jeff...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic players, coaches and staff give thanks this holiday

ORLANDO -- In what has become a heart-warming 22-year tradition and reflects "the core of who we are as an organization and what we're all about," the Orlando Magic teamed with the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida on Thursday to put warm food in bellies and smiles on kids' faces. This, Magic GM Rob Hennigan and Head Coach Jacque Vaughn said as they dished out food in...
Via Fox Sports Florida
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors-Magic Shootaround Interviews

The Orlando Magic and the Golden State Warriors will clash on the night before Thanksgiving. Right now Head Coach Jacque Vaughn would be thankful for some added depth to his depleted forward options. Aaron Gordon we know is out indefinitely with a broken foot, but Kyle O’Quinn, Tobias Harris, Evan Fournier, and Devyn Marble are all question marks leading into Wednesday evening’s...
Via Magic Basketball Online
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat-Magic Postgame Locker Room Interviews

  This current era of Orlando Magic basketball seems to have one franchise that they just absolutely can’t overcome no matter the circumstances. Unfortunately, it’s their in-state rivals the Miami Heat. Nikola Vucevic had another enormous night against the Heat. This loss at Amway Center saw similar defensive and 3-pointer shooting struggles that occurred in Wednesday’s defeat...
Via Magic Basketball Online
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Cold Shooting Magic Fall To Heat

In a game where all eyes were on the intriguing front-court match-up between Chris Bosh and Nikola Vucevic, both big men more than delivered for their respective teams. Coach Vaughn described Vucevic’s skill of always seeming to locate the ball off the rim as “an innate ability”. He used that ability to negate his counterpart en route to a career-high 33 points and 17 rebounds...
Via Magic Basketball Online
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic-Hornets Practice Preparation Interviews

The Orlando Magic practice on Thursday before flying out to Charlotte for a Friday meeting against the Hornets. Jacque Vaughn talked about how pleased he was with his team’s looks against the Clippers the night before, the shots just didn’t fall. It’s unknown whether Kyle O’Quinn will travel to Charlotte, but he’s thrilled to be practicing with the team. Devyn Marble is...
Via Magic Basketball Online
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers-Magic Shootaround Interviews

The Orlando Magic are briefly at home for a showdown with the Los Angeles Clippers at Amway Center on Wednesday evening. Team morale may be at an all-time high under the Jacque Vaughn regime with Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris being the scoring leaders on a Magic squad that continues to improve with offensive sharing and ball movement. Kyle O’Quinn and Devyn Marble both participated...
Via Magic Basketball Online
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic Injury Update: Kyle O'Quinn is considered 'unlikely' for tonight's game against the Bucks

The Orlando Magic head into tonight's game against the Milwaukee Bucks coming off a 97-95 win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday. At 3-6, the Magic are in last place in the Southeast Division. The Magic were lead by Evan Fournier, who scored 28 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the floor and 10-of-14 from the free throw line. The Magic continue to play without Kyle O'Quinn and...
Via NBA Injury News
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves-Magic Shootaround Interviews

The 2-2 Minnesota Timberwolves are in Orlando to take on your 1-4 Orlando Magic who are seeking their first home victory. Head Coach Jacque Vaughn says Kyle O’Quinn will most likely be a game-time decision tonight as he’s missed four games with a sprained left ankle. This is an improved T-Wolves team with Flip Saunders back at the helm. A nice mixture of youth and veterans....
Via Magic Basketball Online
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic 8-Ball: Is Orlando’s First Winnable Game Tonight?

In our Magic 8-Ball you’ll find quotes, tweets, Magic player social media posts, a random prediction that sticks to the Magic 8-Ball theme, any stats or tidbits you don’t find in our other MBO postings, and more. Basically a buffet of things that may slip through the cracks that are worth bringing up.    #1: Elfrid Payton is in Good Historic Company   Elfrid Payton has started...
Via Magic Basketball Online
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic Injury Update: Kyle O'Quinn a game-time decision for tonight's game against the Raptors

The Orlando Magic enter Saturday night's game against the Toronto Raptors coming off a 105-98 loss to the Washington Wizards on Thursday night. In order to pick up their first win of the season tonight, the Magic will need to improve upon an offense that is 24th in scoring and a defense which is 24th in points allowed. They may be without Kyle O'Quinn, who is a game-time decision...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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