How many more wins can Scott Skiles get the Magic next season?

Some teams made big splashes this offseason. Others more or less stood pat. For the Orlando Magic, the biggest change of the summer came on the bench, where Scott Skiles will replace interim head coach James Borrego and the deposed Jacque Vaughn.The Magic added Mario Hezonja too, of course, and the rookie could develop into a fantastic contributor for Orlando moving forward. But...
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3 days ago  |  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...
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28 days ago  |  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...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

James Borrego Reaches Coaching Deal With Spurs, Leaving Magic

Orlando Magic assistant James Borrego has finalized a coaching deal to rejoin Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs, league sources told RealGM. Borrego was an assistant coach under Popovich from 2003 to 2010 before joining Monty Williams with the New Orleans Pelicans and then Jacque Vaughn with the Magic. Borrego finished this season as the Orlando interim head coach after the...
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June 16, 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 […]
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic invested in young core headed into offseason

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Three seasons removed from overhauling their front office, coaching staff and roster, this was supposed to be the year the Orlando Magic be playing in meaningful basketball games by season's end. Instead the Magic entered the offseason Thursday with almost as many unknowns as they had three years ago. Orlando did improve, winning 25 games after notching just 23...
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April 16, 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 […]
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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February 18, 2015  |  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...
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February 17, 2015  |  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
February 14, 2015  |  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...
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February 12, 2015  |  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...
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February 10, 2015  |  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...
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February 06, 2015  |  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
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February 06, 2015  |  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
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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