Magic fires coach Vaughn
ORLANDO – For several weeks, Orlando Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan has felt the team has been stuck in a rut. He's hoping a change of leadership on the bench will get them out of it.
Citing a "stalled" growth process, the Magic fired Jacque Vaughn as coach Thursday after 2½ seasons, ending the tenure of the first-time head coach brought in to help rebuild the franchise.
The Magic made the move following a 15-37 start and after a series of lopsided losses during a 10-game losing streak. It is the team's second skid of at least five games since the start of 2015. Orlando was also 15-37 last season.
Assistant James Borrego has been named interim coach. Hennigan wouldn't disclose a timeline for naming Vaughn's successor, but he said Borrego would have an opportunity to vie for the job on a full-time basis.
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