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Orlando will begin a national coaching search and, according to sources, plans to cast a wide net. Scott Skiles, the former Magic guard, is a leading candidate. Mark Jackson, Mike Malone and Vinny Del Negro figure to eventually be on the interview list. If the Magic go with a stop-gap the rest of the season -- assistant coach James Borrego is the interim coach -- several league sources believe Orlando could make a run at Chicago’s Tom Thibodeau, should the relationship between Thibodeau and the Bulls become too toxic to continue. Sports Illustrated

Magic officials have turned the team over to an interim coach, 37-year-old James Borrego, who had been the lead assistant coach under Vaughn but has never coached a full regular-season NBA game. "We went into the season wanting to see some progress," Hennigan said. "We wanted to see growth, and we just didn't feel like we were seeing the type of growth that we wanted to see. So that led us to this point. I would say that we find ourselves in a little bit of a rut right now. We'll call it what it is. But I would also say that it's a road bump, not a road block." Orlando Sentinel

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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

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New Orleans Hornets assistant coach James Borrego has accepted an assistant job with the Orlando Magic, Coach Monty Williams confirmed Friday. Borrego had been with the Hornets for two seasons under Williams. Borrego, who coached seven seasons with the San Antonio Spurs before joining Williams' staff, coached the Hornets' summer league team last month in Las Vegas. Borrego will be joining the staff of 37-year-old head coach Jacque Vaughn, whom the Magic hired last month. New Orleans Times-Picayune

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