Orlando Magic | Magic Basketball - Part 5

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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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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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Feb 05

Grades: San Antonio Spurs 110, Orlando Magic 103

AP Photo/Darren Abate   San Antonio Spurs 110 Final Recap | Box Score 103 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 11-17 FG | 3-3 FT | 13 REB | 1 AST | 25 PTS | +8 Although Boris Diaw was listed as the nominal center for the Spurs, Vucevic was primarily matched up against Tim Duncan and …

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Feb 04

Elfrid Payton named East Rookie of the Month

Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton was named the Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in January, the NBA has announced today. Payton is just the sixth Magic player to be awarded the honor. Dennis Scott won the award …

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Feb 04

Preview: Orlando Magic at San Antonio Spurs

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at San Antonio Spurs Date: February 4, 2015 Time: 8:30 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: AT&T Center Records Magic: 15-36 Spurs: 30-18 Probable starters Magic: Elfrid Payton Victor Oladipo Evan Fournier Tobias Harris Nikola Vucevic Spurs: Tony Parker Danny Green Kawhi Leonard Boris Diaw Tim Duncan Advanced stats Magic: Pace: …

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Feb 03

Grades: Oklahoma City Thunder 104, Orlando Magic 97

Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images   Oklahoma City Thunder 104 Final Recap | Box Score 97 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 9-16 FG | 2-2 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 20 PTS | -20 If it seems like Vucevic’s midrange jump shot is borderline automatic, that’s because it is. For the …

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Feb 02

Preview: Orlando Magic at Oklahoma City Thunder

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Oklahoma City Thunder Date: February 2, 2015 Time: 8:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Chesapeake Energy Arena Records Magic: 15-35 Thunder: 23-24 Probable starters Magic: Elfrid Payton Victor Oladipo Aaron Gordon Tobias Harris Nikola Vucevic Thunder: Russell Westbrook Dion Waiters Andre Roberson Serge Ibaka Steven Adams Advanced stats Magic: …

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