The Magic is progressing in its search for a new head coach and the trade talks with the Nets concerning Dwight Howard have reached a "stationary position," according to Orlando's general manager Rob Hennigan. In fact, with Brook Lopez expected to sign a new maximum-salary contract with Brooklyn Wednesday night, the center could not be traded this summer. Lopez would have been a key piece of any trade between the two teams.
Orlando has also been engaged in trade talks with the Lakers and Rockets on a trade involving Howard.
Hennigan informed Howard that the Magic attempted to make a deal, but none of the offers met the team's asking price.
Brian Shaw, Mike Malone, Lindsey Hunter and Jeff Hornacek are among the candidates to become the next head coach of Orlando.
The Nets were up against a deadline in their negotiations for Howard due to the unresolved free agency of Brook Lopez and Kris Humphries.