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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 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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Dec 30

Staying ahead of the statistical revolution

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images Though a rising tide ostensibly lifts all boats, the trend toward analytically-minded NBA head coaches has left Orlando Magic coach Jacque Vaughn adrift in the wake of public opinion. And it’s too bad, too, as Vaughn and the Magic were a year ahead of the curve. This past …

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