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Feb 23

Where do the Magic rate with analytics?

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com rated 32 NBA teams on the strength of each franchise’s analytics staff, its buy-in from execs and coaches, its investment in biometric data and how much its approach is predicated on analytics. ESPN looked at the stats, reached out to every team and …

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Feb 17

Magic reluctant to trade Nicholson for small return

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: Orlando Magic management remains reluctant to unload forward Andrew Nicholson for a marginal return, still wondering how a new coach next season would better utilize him offensively, sources tell Yahoo Sports. Jacque Vaughn and his interim successor, James Borrego, have been unable …

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Feb 17

Borrego to coach Magic for remainder of season

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Marc Stein of ESPN.com: The Orlando Magic want interim coach James Borrego to lead the team for the rest of the season, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Magic, after initially flirting with the idea of making an in-season veteran hire in the wake …

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Feb 16

Magic will look to move Nicholson and Harkless

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Zach Lowe of Grantland: The Magic will look to move little side pieces like Andrew Nicholson and Maurice Harkless [at the trade deadline], though it wouldn’t be a shocker if a front office that might be in some danger searches for something juicier.

Feb 12

Magic make Andrew Nicholson available

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Via Marc Stein of ESPN.com: Orlando, thanks to a surplus of young big men, has made Andrew Nicholson available, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com on Thursday that the Magic are working with Nicholson’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, to find a new home for the 25-year-old Canadian, …

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Feb 05

Magic fire coach Jacque Vaughn

AP Photo/John Raoux Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: The Orlando Magic have fired coach Jacque Vaughn, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Vaughn, 39, was informed of the decision on Thursday in Orlando. The players will be informed at a meeting at 1 p.m. EST, sources told Yahoo. Assistant coach James Borrego is expected to …

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Jan 30

Magic are close to firing coach Jacque Vaughn

AP Photo/Brandon Dill Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: The Orlando Magic are close to firing coach Jacque Vaughn and a change could come soon, league sources told Yahoo Sports. As embarrassing losses accumulate, Vaughn is rapidly running out of time to show the progress needed to make it through the next several days – …

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Jan 21

Victor Oladipo to participate in dunk contest

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: The Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo and Orlando Magic’s Victor Oladipo have committed to participating in the All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk contest, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee and Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine also will be a part …

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Jan 16

Aaron Gordon cleared to play

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Orlando Magic rookie forward Aaron Gordon has been cleared to play in games and appears on track to play tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies at Amway Center. If Gordon returns tonight, it would be exactly two months since the team announced …

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Nov 16

Aaron Gordon out indefinitely after fracturing foot

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: Orlando Magic rookie Aaron Gordon, the No. 4 pick in last June’s NBA Draft, fractured a bone in his left foot on Saturday night and will be out indefinitely, GM Rob Hennigan announced on Sunday. Gordon, a valuable reserve this season for the Magic because …

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