Reports: Magic fire coach Jacque Vaughn

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Orlando Magic fire Jacque Vaughn
Thursday February 5th, 2015

The Orlando Magic have fired coach Jacque Vaughn, according to a report from Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel.

Separate reports from Yahoo Sports said that assistant coach James Borrego is expected to take over as the team's interim coach and that Scott Skiles is a "serious candidate" to become the head coach.

Orlando failed to make the playoffs in 2012-13 and 2013-14 and has fallen out of the race this season.

The Magic have lost 10 consecutive games, and 16 of their last 18, to fall to 15-37, the third-worst record in the Eastern Conference.

In the offseason, Orlando picked up the fourth-year option on Vaughn's contract, which guarantees he will be paid his salary for the 2015-16 season.

Vaughn replaced Stan Van Gundy as the team's head coach in July 2012. Prior to taking over in Orlando, he served as an assistant for the San Antonio Spurs.

Vaughn also played in the NBA from 1997-98 to 2008-09, with the JazzHawks, Magic, Nets and Spurs.

Orlando hosts the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.

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