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February 5, 2015 Updates

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

Last season, Stoudemire told The Post he would entertain playing for the Israeli team he co-owns in Jerusalem when his contract is up. But he sounds like he is not done with the NBA, even if next season he is reduced to signing a veteran’s minimum deal for $1.9 million, because of his unpredictable health. A return to Phoenix is quite possible. Orlando could have interest, as he is a native son. When the Knicks are there next week, he will hold an event in his hometown of Lake Wales, Fla., refurbishing basketball courts. New York Post

February 4, 2015 Updates
February 3, 2015 Updates

On Friday, Gordon and Marble got a chance to be an inspiration to kids by showing what it takes to excel in sports and live a healthy lifestyle. They joined Magic Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw and other volunteers in a Magic FIT Fun Day at Greenwood Lakes Middle School in Lake Mary. The event was a reward for these students who participated and won the Magic FIT 8 week challenge, which promotes health and wellness and helps youth understand the importance of healthy food choices and fitness exercises. “We are motivating kids to get active,” Gordon said. “When you have a healthy body, generally you have a healthy life. That’s one of the top priorities for us.” NBA.com

Usually quiet and totally under control, Gordon admitted on Monday that he let his emotions get the best of him on Saturday when he was ejected for vehemently arguing a non-call. Television replays showed Dallas guard Monta Ellis clearly whacking Gordon across both arms as he drove into the lane, causing the shooting guard to lose the ball. When there was no whistle, Gordon stormed in the direction of referee Kane Fitzgerald and used language strong enough to get himself ejected after just one technical foul. ``I was just frustrated – not just from that foul, but also how the game was going,’’ said Gordon, referring to the Magic falling behind by as much as 27 points before mounting a huge second-half rally. ``I definitely overreacted and I probably owe that ref an apology. That wasn’t like me and it was out of frustration.’’ NBA.com


Two dominant big men and a couple of flashy perimeter players top the Magic's list.


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