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February 5, 2015 Updates

Adrian Wojnarowski: Orlando's had no contact with potential candidates or reps, including Skiles; beginning to gather more intel today. Still wide-open process. The young core of talent in Orlando makes Magic an attractive coaching job, especially based on how few openings there could be this year. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

Orlando will consider his possible hiring during the All-Star break next week, or could possibly wait until season's end and do an extended search. Nevertheless, the firing of three assistant coaches Thursday – Wes Unseld Jr., Brett Gunning and Zack Guthrie – as reported by the Orlando Sentinel, suggests a new head coach could come sooner than later. Yahoo! Sports

It is likely the Magic will promote one of their assistant coaches to interim head coach, but several league executives have speculated that former Magic player Scott Skiles could be a front-runner for the job. Skiles played five of his 10 NBA seasons with the Magic, enjoying the best years of his career there. ESPN.com

The Orlando Magic have fired coach Jacque Vaughn, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Vaughn, 39, was informed of the decision on Thursday in Orlando. Yahoo! Sports

The players will be informed at a meeting at 1 p.m. EST, sources told Yahoo. Assistant coach James Borrego is expected to become interim head coach, sources told Yahoo. Yahoo! Sports

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 contributions and sacrifices in bringing our team to this point, and we greatly appreciate his unwavering commitment to our organization. We have tremendous respect for Jacque and certainly wish him the best as he embarks on the next phase of his career." NBA.com

Adrian Wojnarowski: The Orlando Magic fired coach Jacque Vaughn, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

Adrian Wojnarowski: After 10 straight losses, the firing of Orlando coach Jacque Vaughn is imminent, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Twitter @WojYahooNBA


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