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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
2 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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 Bloguin Best
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 Crossover Chronicles
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...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Borrego to coach Magic rest of season, Kokoskov added as assistant

The Orlando Magic have informed James Borrego that he will be their head coach for the remainder of season and have also hired a new lead assistant, Igor Kokoskov, to help him out. The Magic have gone 2-2 since promoting Borrego from an assistant coach after the firing of Jacque Vaughn on Feb. 5. They have held their opponents under 100 points in all four games after giving up more...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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...
Via The Lottery Mafia
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...
Via HoopStuff
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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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
Via Larry Brown Sports
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

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
February 05, 2015  |  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
February 05, 2015  |  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
February 05, 2015  |  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
February 05, 2015  |  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
February 05, 2015  |  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
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Magic fire head coach Jacque Vaughn

The Orlando Magic have fired head coach Jacque Vaughn, Yahoo Sports/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The Magic entered this season with increased expectations after signing Channing Frye in free agency and drafting Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton, but things have not panned out. They currently are in the midst of a 10-game losing streak and are 13th in the East...
Via Fox Sports
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic fire coach Jacque Vaughn

The Orlando Magic, mired in a 10-game losing streak and stuck with one of the worst records in the NBA this season, have fired Jacque Vaughn as their head coach. The Magic had not won more than 23 games in either of Vaughn’s two previous seasons after he was hired in July 2012 to replace Stan Van Gundy. They are 15-37 this season, with only two victories since defeating the Miami...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic Expected To Fire Jacque Vaughn

Jacque Vaughn is expected to be fired on Thursday as head coach of the Orlando Magic. Vaughn's job has been in danger for over a week as the Magic have struggled this season. The Magic are currently in the middle of a 10-game losing streak.
Via RealGM
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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