Jacque Vaughn Named Head Coach, Brent Gunning Assistant Coach Of Orlando Magic

Jacque Vaughn has been named the new head coach of the Orlando Magic and have added Brent Gunning as an assistant coach.

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Jacque Vaughn Finalizes Coaching Staff

On Thursday, new Orlando Magic head coach Jacque Vaughn hired six assistants to complete his coaching staff as he prepares for the upcoming season, according to an SI.com report:

Vaughn and general manager Rob Hennigan announced Thursday that the team hired James Borrego, Wes Unseld, Jr. and Brett Gunning to serve as Vaughn's main assistants. Laron Profit and Luke Stuckey will lead player development, and Gordon Chiesa was hired as a special consultant to Vaughn.

Vaughn was hired in late July to replace Stan Van Gundy, who was fired in May along with former general manager, Otis Smith. Vaughn worked as an assistant under San Antonio Spurs head man Gregg Popovich from 2012 to 2012.

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Orlando Magic Hire James Borrego

New Orleans assistant coach James Borrego has been hired by the Orlando Magic to the same position according to a report from John Reid of The Times-Picayune.

Borrego has spent the past nine years in the NBA as an assistant coach, with the last two in New Orleans under the tutelage of Monty Williams. Before that, Borrego moved up the ranks from assistant video coordinator to assistant coach with Greg Popavich with the San Antonio Spurs.

Before moving to the NBA, Borrego spent two years at the University of San Diego as an assistant coach.

Borrego is the second assistant hired by new head coach Jacque Vaughn joining former Houston Rockets assistant Brent Gunning who was hired on Aug 14.

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Rob Murphy Declines Position With Orlando Magic

Eastern Michigan head coach Rob Murphy admitted on Thursday the Orlando Magic were interested in hiring him in some sort of capacity, but it's clear that Murphy plans on honoring his contract with EMU.

As the Detroit Free Press reported, Murphy would have to pay the equivalent to one year's salary to break his contract with EMU and would need it to be paid in a lump sum or in monthly payments over the remaining term of the five-year contract, which is four more years. So that'd be $210,000 over a four-year span.

Murphy is going to pass on the Magic, who recently hired Jacque Vaughn as head coach.

"I would like to end the speculation about my leaving Eastern Michigan University," Murphy said in his statement. "I am pleased to confirm that I am remaining at EMU.

"It is true that I had an opportunity to join the Orlando Magic. Representatives of the Magic were both professional in their approach and respectful of our situation at EMU. I am very appreciative of the opportunity to have spoken with them and would like to publicly thank them for their professionalism and interest."

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Magic Coach Jacque Vaughn Wants Players Who Want To Play For Orlando

New Orlando Magic coach Jacque Vaughn has more than a few issues to deal with when getting his team ready for the 2012-13 NBA season. But, theoretically, he won't have to slog through a season with his best player looking for a new home, now that Dwight Howard is gone to Los Angeles, and that's good for Vaughn, who told WGYM in Orlando that he's looking for players who want to play for the Magic.

Vaughn was asked why it was important to have players who want to be in Orlando, and gave this answer:

"I think you thrive in situations you want to be in. You commit yourself to the organization and to that element. You totally selfishly give yourself for the benefit of the organization for the benefit of the team, so if you don’t have that initial commitment it makes it an uphill battle going forward."

A Magic team based on commitment may take Magic fans back not just to pre-Howard days, but to the beloved "Heart and Hustle" squad that just missed the 2000 NBA playoffs while playing without a star in the run-up to the free agency period that netted Orlando Tracy McGrady and Grant Hill.

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Orlando Magic Hire Brent Gunning

The Orlando Magic have added Houston Rockets assistant coach Brent Gunning to new head coach Jacque Vaughn's staff.

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Jacque Vaughn Named Head Coach Of Orlando Magic, According To Report

Jacque Vaughn has been named the new head coach of the Orlando Magic, according to a report from the Orlando Sentinel.

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