HoopsHype James Borrego rumors


March 29, 2015 Updates

First, the franchise must settle on a new head coach. Although team officials have been impressed with Borrego, it seems most likely that the team will seek to hire a more experienced coach with a proven track record. The coaching search likely will be a methodical search that could last two or three months. Orlando Sentinel

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Now, they have something else in common: They're both serving as interim coaches. Borrego was moved into his current role on Feb. 5, while Hunt was moved into his current role on March 3. "My kindred brother," Hunt said when asked about Borrego. "We may just break down and cry and just hug and [sing] kumbaya at halfcourt before the game," Hunt added. "It's a tough situation to be in, but we're both big boys, and we're both embracing it. He's done an incredible job." Orlando Sentinel

March 17, 2015 Updates

The head coaching job has opened at Magic interim coach James Borrego’s alma mater, the University of San Diego. The Toreros (15-16) fired Bill Grier on Monday after eight seasons. Borrego, 37, played forward for three seasons at San Diego and then served as a graduate assistant coach. The Magic will begin a coaching search after the season and the odds of Borrego being retained are long. They are 6-10 under Borrego, who took over for the fired Jacque Vaughn in early February. Orlando Sentinel

March 4, 2015 Updates

Steve Kyler: Borrego said the addition of Igor Kokoskov has been really helpful, as he's brought a blank-slate mentality to the process. Borrego said Kokoskov is seeing the team really for the first time and thats been helpful in crafting the process, in all phases of the game. Twitter @stevekylerNBA

March 3, 2015 Updates

"Overall, I love the city," Frye said. "I love this opportunity to play with these guys. After the [coaching] change, I think it's really for me, in my personal opinion, been a breath of fresh air with J.B. I'm not saying that it wasn't awesome before. But I'm just saying the way his philosophy is a little different, it's a little bit more my style. For me, I've just tried to do the best I can every day, and it's been a learning process. I kind of know I'm not the fan favorite right now. But I think that, for me, I'm just trying to do everything I can to help the team both on and off the court and help us get wins." Orlando Sentinel

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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

February 5, 2015 Updates

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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