Orlando Magic Rumors
James Ennis, HoopsHype has learned, is looking for a three-year deal if he can but is open to a two-year deal. He wants to get some stability. He’s bounced around a little bit. Ideally, he’s looking for near the non-taxpayer to the taxpayer exception in that range coming off a year where he shot 43 percent from three.
Some names to watch for the Orlando Magic head coaching position that I’ve heard are Ime Udoka and Kenny Atkinson – a guy who’s proven he can lead a rebuilding effort as he did with the Nets and change the culture. Another name I’ve heard is Darvin Ham, the Milwaukee Bucks assistant.
Jordan Schultz: Per league sources, #Nets assistant coach Mike D’Antoni is receiving interest for the #Blazers, #Celtics and #Magic HC jobs. The Nets will grant interview requests for D’Antoni — following the playoffs.
Mark Giannotto: Penny Hardaway to @Greg_Gaston and @Eli Savoie about Orlando Magic job: “I’m definitely flattered by that situation. My heart is in Memphis. I’m here. I love the Tigers. I love our fans. I started off doing something and I want to finish that.”
Two new head coaching positions have opened in the past week in Portland and Orlando as those two teams parted ways respectively with Terry Stotts and Steve Clifford. Portland is a respected job around the league with an All-Star but the Celtics opening remains the most high sought after opening on the market according to league sources