Thursday, February 5, 2015

Jacque Vaughn out, Scott Skiles in? Magic in flux after firing head coach

Posted By on Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 3:53 PM

click to enlarge PHOTO BY JEREMY REPER
  • Photo by Jeremy Reper
Today, Chris Broussard reported on ESPN that the Orlando Magic have let Jacque Vaughn go after the team has continued to struggle this season on his watch. Vaughn was definitely a ray of hope when the Magic brought him on after Dwight abandoned the Magic franchise (and the Magic franchise ousted lovingly uptight former coach Stan Van Gundy). That was a hot mess, but according to released statements, the break-up with Vaughn appears much more amicable. 

Until a new coach is named, assistant coach James Borrego will step up as interim coach, but any Magic fan who still has a pulse has got to be squirming wondering who the next head coach thrown in the arena will be. Broussard suggested that veteran Magic player Scott Skiles could be the No. 1 pick for the franchise, whose restructuring efforts could really ramp up with the right leadership given the young talent the team has on its current roster. Skiles could be the dream choice, especially since it's not like we haven't relied heavily on his assistance in the past:

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