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Mar 01

Grades: Charlotte Hornets 98, Orlando Magic 83

AP Photo/John Raoux   Charlotte Hornets 98 Final Recap | Box Score 83 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 4-12 FG | 2-2 FT | 9 REB | 2 AST | 10 PTS | -23 This is the third time this season that Vucevic has been held to 10 points, which is his lowest point total in …

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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 06

3-on-3: Reactions to Jacque Vaughn’s firing

Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images The coaching hot seat got too warm in Orlando. The pressure was on Jacque Vaughn to make progress, or else. Which available coaches would make for good fits? Our experts break it down. 1. Fair or unfair: Jacque Vaughn was fired by the Magic. Joe Atmonavage: Fair? I am not …

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Feb 06

Jacque Vaughn failed to live up to his potential

AP Photo/Jason DeCrow When the Magic named Jacque Vaughn as their new head coach in July 2012, making him the NBA’s youngest head coach at the time (then 37), the hiring was met with a mix of skepticism and optimism. Not much was known about Vaughn from a coaching standpoint, aside from the fact that …

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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 21

Grades: Detroit Pistons 128, Orlando Magic 118

AP Photo/Paul Sancya   Detroit Pistons 128 Final Recap | Box Score 118 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 11-23 FG | 4-4 FT | 15 REB | 1 AST | 26 PTS | -22 There’s a lot of things that Vucevic does well. He’s a double-double machine (tied with DeMarcus Cousins for the league-lead with 25) …

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Jan 21

Preview: Orlando Magic at Detroit Pistons

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Detroit Pistons Date: January 21, 2015 Time: 7:30 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: The Palace at Auburn Hills Records Magic: 15-29 Pistons: 16-26 Probable starters Magic: Elfrid Payton Victor Oladipo Devyn Marble Channing Frye Nikola Vucevic Pistons: Brandon Jennings Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Kyle Singler Greg Monroe Andre Drummond Advanced stats …

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Jan 12

Power Rankings Roundup: Week 11

  Matt Moore, CBS Sports: No. 27 (Last week: No. 24) The Magic’s recent woes aren’t the problem; they’ve played better teams on a West Coast road trip. The problem is they have so few surprise wins against better teams to counterbalance the ones they should lose. You wonder if changes aren’t coming. Marc Stein, …

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Jan 07

Poof! Magic’s playoff hopes disappear

AP Photo/John Raoux The Magic opened the 2014-15 NBA season playing 19 of their first 28 games on the road. During that stretch, Orlando was 10-18 and No. 9 in the Eastern Conference — two games back of the Nets and the eighth seed. In fact, the Magic’s record could have been better, having lost …

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Jan 05

Power Rankings Roundup: Week 10

  Matt Moore, CBS Sports: No. 24 (Last week: No. 19) Three straight losses to Pistons, Nets, and Hornets — not exactly a murderer’s row. Orlando tried making a leap this season, but it won’t happen unless it gets a significant talent injection. Marc Stein, ESPN: No. 26 (Last week: No. 23) A home defeat …

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