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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 20

The evolution of Channing Frye

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images Inspired by this article on Dirk Nowitzki’s changing shot selection over the years, I decided to conduct the same exercise on Channing Frye because he’s someone with a unique career arc. The fascinating thing about Frye is that his greatest strength as an NBA player (3-point shooting) …

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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

Stein’s Power Rankings: Week 16

This is an excerpt from Stein’s Power Rankings for Week 16: Eddy Rivera, Magic Basketball: A lack of progress led to Jacque Vaughn’s dismissal just a few games before the break. Will the Magic rush out to make a name hire or let interim coach James Borrego have his shot for the rest of the …

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Feb 09

Power Rankings Roundup: Week 15

  Matt Moore, CBS Sports: No. 28 (Last week: No. 30) Talent matters, but so do discipline and habits. This Magic team is terrific in terms of talent, but lack the experience (and coaching) to convert that to wins. Ingredients matter, but you’ve got to have a good kitchen to cook with. Marc Stein, ESPN: …

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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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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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