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Jacque Vaughn

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  • Mario Hezonja gives Magic edgy ego...and skills

    The Orlando Magic didn’t go with the choir-boy appeal in the 2015 NBA Draft. They went for brash. Big-time brash. Mario Hezonja is no wallflower. He was asked earlier this year if he went to go see soccer legend Lionel Messi play for FC...
  • Bianchi: After racist murders, South Carolina should heed Spurrier, get rid of Confederate flag

    Running off at the typewriter. … In the wake of the sad and sickening racist murders in Charleston, it is time for the State of South Carolina to listen to what head ballcoach Steve Spurrier has been saying for years: Get rid of the ugly,...
  • Can a Skiles-Magic reunion bring back wins?

    Can a Skiles-Magic reunion bring back wins?
    Now is not the time to be sentimental, so no: The Magic's pending hiring of Scott Skiles cannot be a romantic reunion brokered to arouse or appease an antsy fan base. Yes, Scott's a former Magic player – one of the most popular players in...
  • Brian Schmitz: Count on Scott Skiles to deliver wins

    Brian Schmitz: Count on Scott Skiles to deliver wins
    Scott Skiles has lost a few steps and most of his hair at 51. His former teammate, Nick Anderson, joked that Skiles was never "the most athletic guy anyway," having made a name for himself as a point guard with the Orlando Magic on grit and wit. But now...
  • Orlando Magic hire Scott Skiles as their coach

    Orlando Magic hire Scott Skiles as their coach
    The Orlando Magic hired Scott Skiles as their new coach Friday, but the announcement and the accompanying hoopla felt anticlimactic. Skiles’ name had been linked to the job ever since team officials fired Jacque Vaughn in early February. After...
  • Scott Skiles' players have to earn their minutes

    Scott Skiles' players have to earn their minutes
    Throughout most of the Orlando Magic's last three seasons, playing time was given rather than earned. The roster had so many inexperienced players and so few capable veterans that Jacque Vaughn and even James Borrego had few other options. The...
  • Orlando Magic hires Scott Skiles to be head coach

    Orlando Magic hires Scott Skiles to be head coach
    Scott Skiles will be the next head coach of the Orlando Magic, the team announced Friday. Skiles was a member of the very first Orlando Magic roster during the 1989-90 season, and spent five years of his 10-year NBA career with the organization....
  • Skiles would give Magic much-needed toughness

    Skiles would give Magic much-needed toughness
    The day after last season’s draft, Magic GM Rob Hennigan said he was looking to select some “hard-nosed dudes.” Well, Hennigan and the Magic just might be handing the head-coaching reins over to perhaps the hardest-nose dude in...
  • Whitley: NBA's Final Four shows Magic how to make it

    Whitley: NBA's Final Four shows Magic how to make it
    The NBA's Final Four is set, and Magic fans should be humming a Frank Sinatra tune. "If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere." If title contenders can be made in Houston, Golden State, Cleveland and Atlanta, they truly can be made anywhere....
  • Evaluating Evan Fournier's 2014-15 season

    Evaluating Evan Fournier's 2014-15 season
    When the Magic traded veteran Arron Afflalo last summer, the deal returned another promising yet unproven youngster. And many fans likely had to Google “Evan Fournier” to get the skinny on him. Fournier, however, made an impression in his...
  • Tom Thibodeau's playoff exit could accelerate the Magic's coaching search

    Tom Thibodeau's playoff exit could accelerate the Magic's coaching search
    CHICAGO — The seemingly glacially slow pace of the Orlando Magic's coaching search might be about to accelerate after the Chicago Bulls lost their second-round playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night. The expectation...