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Feb 25

Grades: Miami Heat 93, Orlando Magic 90 (OT)

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   Miami Heat 93 Final Recap | Box Score 90 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 10-21 FG | 6-9 FT | 1 STL | 8 REB | 26 PTS | -11 Although Hassan Whiteside played 18 minutes in the Magic’s 102-101 win on December 29 in Miami, he was …

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Feb 23

Power Rankings Roundup: Week 17

  Matt Moore, CBS Sports: No. 26 (Last week: No. 28) Three straight wins for the Magic, with a defensive efficiency (points allowed per 100 possessions) of under 97 points. (That’s really, really good.) Nice little stretch for them, but it’s also moving them further from the high lottery spots. Marc Stein, ESPN: No. 26 …

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Feb 22

Grades: Orlando Magic 103, Philadelphia 76ers 98

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   Orlando Magic 103 Final Recap | Box Score 98 Philadelphia 76ers Nikola Vucevic 14-24 FG | 3-5 FT | 2 STL | 14 REB | 31 PTS | +14 Did you know? Against his former team, Vucevic recorded his ninth game this season with 25-plus points 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

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 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 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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