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Bulls, Spurs and Magic shuffle assistant coaches among themselves

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 16: Summer League Head Coach of the Chicago Bulls Adrian Griffin gathers his team during NBA Summer League game between the Chicago Bulls and the Portland Trail Blazers on July 16, 2013 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Bulls, Spurs and Magic rotated coaches in the last couple days.

I think the Magic are the big winner in the shuffle. There’s probably a shelf-life on Scott Skiles’ hard-driving disciplinary style. If Orlando has his eventual replacement on the bench when Skiles burns out or his players burn out on him, that’s a nice bonus. Griffin is developing a reputation as someone with the defensive approach of Skiles (or his old boss, Tom Thibodeau) but with better people skills. He’s on track to become an NBA head coach.

Borrego was the Magic’s interim coach last season, and he previously worked for the Spurs. His experience in both roles should be an asset in San Antonio.

Boylen gets to spread his wings outside Gregg Popovich’s shadow, getting the “associate head coach” title with the Bulls. It’ll be interesting to see whether the can still land a former NBA head coach to ease Fred Hoiberg’s transition from Iowa State. Hoiberg played in the NBA and worked in the Timberwolves’ front office, but it’d still help to have a former NBA head coach on staff.