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Sep 09

Jay Hernandez named Magic assistant coach

Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have named Jay Hernandez assistant coach/player development general manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. “We are extremely excited to add Jay (Hernandez) and his family to the Orlando Magic,” said head coach Jacque Vaughn. “Jay will bring a …

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Jul 02

Who is Aaron Gordon and what does he do?

John Raoux, AP Photo On Thursday, the Orlando Magic selected Aaron Gordon with the No. 4 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft to the surprise of many. The general consensus was that the team, in need of a point guard, would select Dante Exum (that need would eventually be filled with the draft day trade …

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Jun 11

Investigating Nikola Vucevic’s path to greatness

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images Over the past two seasons, Nikola Vucevic has shown us he has the ability to be a serviceable — if not great — big man for the Magic in the coming years. He has continued to refine his offensive game since coming into the league, shooting a …

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May 23

In defense of Jacque Vaughn

Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports When the Orlando Magic extended the contract of coach Jacque Vaughn (and GM Rob Hennigan) through the 2015-16 season, the general consensus among Magic fans was that Vaughn was not deserving of his extension. Their reasoning was simple: he has not proven to be a good head coach. Even …

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May 19

Revisiting Oladipo’s point guard development

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images In February, after everyone had witnessed Victor Oladipo’s steady development as a point guard in the first few months of his rookie season, Jacque Vaughn said that ‘Dipo may remain a combo guard further into his career. Oladipo-at-point guard was an experiment in having him as a primary …

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May 02

Magic extend contracts of Hennigan, Vaughn

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have exercised their fourth-year team option and extended the contracts of general manager Rob Hennigan and head coach Jacque Vaughn, chief executive officer Alex Martins announced today. Both contracts have been extended through the 2015-16 season. Per team policy, terms of the …

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Apr 22

The rise of Kyle O’Quinn

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images While we as basketball fans love to determine improvement through an increase in the main statistical categories, the indication it can give can be minimal at times. Take Kyle O’Quinn for instance: when comparing his stats from this season to last, you’ll notice they’re fairly similar — a slight jump …

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Apr 15

Tuesday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “As he’s prepared for games late in the season, Vaughn has often popped in video of the Magic playing a similar opponent early in the season to see the level of improvement. He is satisfied that several of the players have made significant strides – even if it hasn’t necessarily translated …

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Apr 15

Grades: Chicago Bulls 108, Orlando Magic 95

AP Photo/Jeff Haynes   Chicago Bulls 108 Final Recap | Box Score 95 Orlando Magic Arron Afflalo 5-7 FG | 2-2 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 13 PTS | +3 Afflalo’s best offensive sequence came when he made a fadeaway jumper along the right baseline, a 3-pointer off the dribble from the …

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Apr 14

Grades: Brooklyn Nets 97, Orlando Magic 88

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images   Brooklyn Nets 97 Final Recap | Box Score 88 Orlando Magic Arron Afflalo 2-7 FG | 1-2 3P | 0 REB | 5 AST | 5 PTS | +2 Another game, another single-digit scoring performance from Afflalo, who’s been piling those up in the past two …

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