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Report: Magic haven’t ruled out firing Jacque Vaughn in-season

Jacque Vaughn

Jacque Vaughn


The Orlando Magic lost 115-100 to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night, dropping their record to 15-34 on the season. By all indications, Jacque Vaughn’s days as head coach in Orlando may be numbered due to the poor performance.

The Magic haven’t ruled out making an in-season coaching change.

— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) January 30, 2015

Safe to say Jacque Vaughn is in trouble. Magic management “not happy at all.” Source to Sentinel: “We won’t settle for this.”

— Brian K. Schmitz (@MagicInsider) January 30, 2015

Orlando Sentinel: Magic brass have been told by one Western Conference coach that Magic have better talent than 15-34 record shows.

— Brian K. Schmitz (@MagicInsider) January 30, 2015

The Magic are not untalented. Nikola Vucevic is one of the best young big men in the NBA. Victor Oladipo and Elfrid Payton are promising guards. They have a veteran sharpshooting big man in Channing Frye. Tobias Harris is having a good season. In the horrible Eastern Conference, they should be better. Vaughn has shown no ability to adapt to his roster’s needs or to put his players in the best position to develop.

Even as bad as the Magic have been, they’re only 5.5 games out of the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. If management feels that a different coach could get more out of their talent, it’s absolutely possible they could part ways with Vaughn.