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Feb 17

Magic name Igor Kokoskov assistant coach

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have named Igor Kokoskov (kuh-KOS-kov) assistant coach, general manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Kokoskov, 43, has spent 14 seasons as an assistant coach in the NBA, most recently with the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2013-14 campaign. During his tenure on an NBA …

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Feb 12

Elfrid Payton added to Taco Bell Skills Challenge

Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images Via NBA press release: Atlanta Hawks All-Star forward Paul Millsap will replace injured All-Star forward Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans in the Degree® Shooting Stars during State Farm® All-Star Saturday Night on Feb. 14 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. In addition, Orlando Magic guard Elfrid …

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Feb 11

Oladipo donating part of dunk prize to charity

AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr. Via Orlando Magic press release: As part of the Dunk Cancer Social Media Fundraiser during the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend, Magic guard Victor Oladipo will donate earnings from the 2015 Slam Dunk Contest to three charities, Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, Children’s National Medical Center and the Indiana University Melvin and …

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Feb 05

Statement from Jacque Vaughn

Via Orlando Magic press release: The following is a statement from Jacque Vaughn: “I would like to thank Mr. DeVos and family for the opportunity of representing the Orlando Magic as head coach. I am a stronger and wiser man and coach because of the opportunity. I look forward to seeing this group continue to …

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Feb 05

Magic relieve Vaughn, name Borrego interim coach

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have relieved Jacque Vaughn from his head coaching duties, general manager Rob Hennigan announced today. In addition, James Borrego has been named interim head coach. “Jacque (Vaughn) has been a trusted friend and colleague,” said Hennigan. “We thank him immensely for his …

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Feb 04

Elfrid Payton named East Rookie of the Month

Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton was named the Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in January, the NBA has announced today. Payton is just the sixth Magic player to be awarded the honor. Dennis Scott won the award …

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Feb 02

Devyn Marble assigned to Erie BayHawks

Via Orlando Magic press release: Orlando Magic guard Devyn Marble has been assigned to the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League, general manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Marble (6’6”, 200, 9/21/92) has appeared in 16 games (seven starts) during his rookie season with Orlando, averaging 2.3 ppg., 1.9 rpg. and 1.1 apg. in 13.0 …

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Jan 28

Oladipo, Payton to play in Rising Stars Challenge

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images Via NBA press release: The Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins, who has won two straight Kia NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month awards, and the Philadelphia 76ers’ Michael Carter-Williams, last season’s Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, highlight the list of 20 players selected to play in the …

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Jan 27

Oladipo to compete in 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via NBA press release: The 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk at NBA All-Star 2015 in New York City will feature four exciting, up-and-coming players and a format change that adds an old-school feel to the 30th edition of the contest. A first-time champion will be crowned as three surging …

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Jan 15

Tobias Harris to be featured on NBA Inside Stuff

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Via NBA TV press release: NBA TV’s NBA Inside Stuff presented by Samsung Galaxy will debut a new episode Saturday, Jan. 17, at noon ET featuring Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris and his mother, Lisa Harris. The two will reflect on the story of Harris’ grandfather, John …

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