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Magic general manager Rob Hennigan conducted first-round interviews with six candidates and whittled the field down to three: Philadelphia 76ers associate head coach Michael Curry, Phoenix Suns player development coach Lindsey Hunter and Vaughn. Martins was going to conduct the second-round interviews and then narrow the list to one or two finalists for meetings with the DeVos family. Orlando Sentinel

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Doug Collins points to scheme and teaching for creating this now defensive-minded group of guys. “The thing that (associate head coach) Michael (Curry) does so well is that he gears our defense to our personnel and what we can do,” Collins said. “There are certain limitations that are big guys have defensively that he has done a great job putting the scheme in that we can be successful. We don’t have a great shot blocker at the basket or a great defensive rebounder but our wings rebound well and we know that we have to pressure the ball.” The Sixers' success defending the three-point line is a credit to scheme as well, but discipline plays a big part, too. “We aren’t running all over the floor,” Collins continued. “Guys have responsibilities and Michael grades guys every game and we post them so there is individual accountability as a team. The one thing in this game, if you’re scrambling you are not going to be able to defend the three.” CSNPhilly.com

The Wizards came to town Friday with a 1-9 record, and yet because they are playing much better defensively they believe they can soon turn a corner. Washington is trying to take a page out of the Sixers' book from a year ago. “We’re defending well, we just can’t put the ball in the basket,” Flip Saunders said, with his team averaging a league-low 83 points. “It is similar to how Philadelphia was last year when they started 3-13 and they just kept on fighting and set a foundation of how they wanted to play. Then they started making shots and things fell into place and they started winning games. We’re hoping we can do the same thing.” CSNPhilly.com

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