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Aaron Gordon, Zach LaVine Could Command Max Offer Sheets In RFA

Jun 7, 2018 4:43 PM

Aaron Gordon and Zach LaVine are expected to be two of the top restricted free agents on the open market this offseason.

The Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls are widely expected to keep Gordon and LaVine respectively.

"I think both teams are aware that they need to go to a max number for them. The question will be are they going to go get a sheet? The sentiment I've gotten from both teams is (that they'll match a max offer sheet)."

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Tags: Zach LaVine, Aaron Gordon, Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Magic Hire Steve Clifford As Head Coach

May 30, 2018 11:06 AM

The Orlando Magic have hired Steve Clifford as head coach.

Clifford was fired by the Charlotte Hornets this offseason.

Clifford previously worked for the Magic as an assistant coach under Stan Van Gundy.

The Magic have been without a head coach since April 12 when they fired Frank Vogel following a 25-57 record.

Clifford will become Orlando's fifth head coach since 2012. 

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Magic Reach Out To Tom Izzo

May 24, 2018 11:23 AM

The Orlando Magic have reached out to express interest in Tom Izzo.

Izzo has been a candidate for head coaching jobs in the past but has elected to remain with Michigan State.

The Magic are also considering Steve Clifford and Kelvin Sampson.

Michael Scotto/The Athletic

Tags: Orlando Magic, Michigan State Spartans, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Magic Interviewing Steve Clifford For Head Coaching Job

May 24, 2018 11:21 AM

The Orlando Magic are interviewing Steve Clifford for their head coaching vacancy.

The Charlotte Hornets parted ways with Clifford this offseason.

The Magic have been secretive during their coaching search with Kelvin Sampson being the only other known candidate.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Tags: Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Kelvin Sampson Emerges As Primary Target Of Magic

May 16, 2018 4:04 PM

Kelvin Sampson has emerged as the primary target in the head coaching search of the Orlando Magic.

Sampson worked previously with Jeff Weltman and John Hammond with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Sampson is currently head coach at the University of Houston.

Sampson worked in the NBA previously as an assistant coach for the Bucks and Rockets.

Orlando had kept their search fairly private to this point.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Tags: Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Suns Win 2018 NBA Draft Lottery, Kings At No. 2, Hawks At No. 3

May 15, 2018 8:15 PM

The Phoenix Suns have won the 2018 NBA Draft Lottery while the Sacramento Kings moved up to No. 2 and the Atlanta Hawks will select at No. 3.

1. Phoenix Suns
2. Sacramento Kings
3. Atlanta Hawks
4. Memphis Grizzlies
5. Dallas Mavericks
6. Orlando Magic
7. Chicago Bulls
8. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Nets)
9. New York Knicks
10. Philadelphia 76ers (from Lakers)
11. Charlotte Hornets
12. Los Angeles Clippers (from Pistons)
13. Los Angeles Clippers
14. Denver Nuggets

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Hornets Finalizing Deal To Hire James Borrego As Head Coach

May 8, 2018 12:58 PM

Jame Borrego is finalizing a deal with the Charlotte Hornets to become their next head coach.

Borrego was an assistant coach for the Spurs from 2003 until 2010 and again from 2015 until now. Borrego was briefly interim head coach of the Magic when he replaced Jacques Vaughn. 

Borrego has also served as an assistant coach for New Orleans under Monty Williams.

The Hornets parted ways with Steve Clifford this offseason under new general manager Mitch Kupchak.

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Tags: Orlando Magic, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Grizzlies To Hire Chad Forcier As Lead Assistant

May 4, 2018 11:37 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies are finalizing deal to hire Chad Forcier as their lead assistant coach on the staff of J.B. Bickerstaff.

Forcier was most recently an assistant coach with the Orlando Magic.

Forcier has also previously worked with the Pistons, Pacers and Spurs.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

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Ime Udoka To Interview With Magic

May 1, 2018 10:18 AM

Ime Udoka will interview this week for the Orlando Magic head coaching vacancy.

Udoka also interviewed this offseason with the Charlotte Hornets.

Udoka has been an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs since 2012.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Charlotte Hornets, Orlando Magic, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Jerry Stackhouse To Interview With Hornets, Magic, Knicks

Apr 16, 2018 1:16 PM

The Charlotte Hornets and Orlando Magic plan on interviewing Jerry Stackhouse.

Stackhouse will also interview with the New York Knicks.

Stackhouse is currently head coach of Raptors 905 of the G League.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Charlotte Hornets, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, Raptors 905, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

Frank Vogel Fired By Magic
Frank Vogel was hired by the Magic before the 16-17 season.

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Frank Vogel Was Surprised Knicks Didn't Hire Him In 2016
The Knicks instead hired Jeff Hornacek while Frank Vogel joined the Magic.

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Magic Sign Rodney Purvis For Remainder Of Season
Rodney Purvis has played in six games with Orlando, averaging 6.3 ppg. in 13.7 minpg.

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Magic Sign Rodney Purvis To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Rodney Purvis has played in five games with Orlando, averaging 3.8 ppg. in 11.5 minpg.

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Magic Sign Rodney Purvis To 10-Day Contract
Rodney Purvis is averaging 20.5 ppg., 4.0 rpg., 3.5 apg. and 1.35 stlpg in the G League.

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Magic Waive Rashad Vaughn
Rashad Vaughn was signed to successive 10-day contracts.

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Magic Sign Rashad Vaughn To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Rashad Vaughn has appeared in four games with the Magic, averaging 1.3 ppg. in 6.2 minpg.

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Rashad Vaughn Signs 10-Day Contract With Magic
John Hammond was general manager of the Bucks when Rashad Vaughn was drafted in 2015.

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Suns Acquire Elfrid Payton From Magic For 2nd Round Pick
Elfrid Payton will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

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Forbes Values Average NBA Franchise At $1.65 Billion
Every NBA team is valued at $1 billion or more for the first time in league history.


Knicks Interested In Trading For Elfrid Payton
Scott Perry was with the Magic when the franchise drafted Elfrid Payton.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Donovan Mitchell Replaces Aaron Gordon In Dunk Contest
Aaron Gordon has a strained left hip flexor.

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Magic Exploring Trade Market On Aaron Gordon
Aaron Gordon will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

Michael Scotto/The Athletic

Magic Waive Adreian Payne From Two-Way Contract
Adreian Payne appeared in five games this season for the Magic and 17 games for the Magic's G-League team in Lakeland.

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

Nikola Vucevic Hopes He's Not Traded By Magic
Nikola Vucevic has been with the Magic since 2012 and has no desire to be traded.

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

Aaron Gordon, Victor Oladipo, Dennis Smith Jr. Commit To Dunk Contest
Larry Nance Jr. is a strong candidate to be the fourth contestant.

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Arron Afflalo Receives Two-Game Suspension For Fight With Nemanja Bjelica
Arron Afflalo landed a punch on Nemanja Bjelica.

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Magic Expected To Shop Evan Fournier, Elfrid Payton, Mario Hezonja
The Magic have gone 4-27 after beginning the season with an 8-4 record.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Pistons Pursued Trade For Evan Fournier
The Pistons would have struggled to find a workable trade without including the contract of Reggie Jackson.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Jonathan Isaac Out Indefinitely With Ankle Injury
Jonathan Isaac will be placed in an injury rehabilitation and conditioning program.

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