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Report: Magic coaching search down to three candidates

Jul 22, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT

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The Orlando Sentinel reports that the search for the next Orlando Magic head coach is down to three candidates:

Magic general manager Rob Hennigan conducted first-round interviews with six candidates and whittled the field down to three: Philadelphia 76ers associate head coach Michael Curry, Phoenix Suns player development coach Lindsey Hunter and (Spurs assistant coach) Jacque Vaughn.

Martins was going to conduct the second-round interviews and then narrow the list to one or two finalists for meetings with the DeVos family.

via Orlando Magic coaching search: Orlando Magic coaching search enters critical phase with Jacque Vaughn as the presumed front-runner – Orlando Sentinel.

The Sentinel also reports that Hennigan has already interviewed Vaughn a second time. Vaughn was absent from coaching the Spurs’ second-to-last summer league game in conspicuous manner, leading to speculation he had already been granted the job.

Vaughn hasn’t been on any of the major lists of candidates prior to Hennigan’s interest in him for the Orlando gig. Curry and Hunter have been discussed before. The trend is consistent with Orlando’s search for a player’s coach, with Vaughn, Curry, and Hunter all former players.

One thing’s certain. Shaq is not a fan.

It’s the awesome spelling that really makes that tweet art.

  1. magicbucs - Jul 22, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    I’m sure a lot of people said the same thing when OKC hired Scotty brooks. Or doc rivers getting his first head coaching job with the magic and winning coach of the year by making the playoffs with tmac and a bunch of scrubs. Shaq shut your big ugly mouth. Your opinions don’t matter.

  2. jagwar73 - Jul 22, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    Shaq who? Irrelevant now! Go away. Please go away!

  3. congocash - Jul 22, 2012 at 11:23 PM

    They should get brett farve… The timeout huddles would be epic….

  4. diablito0402 - Jul 23, 2012 at 1:30 AM

    Im surprised shaq spelled his own name right..

  5. dlhouse18 - Jul 23, 2012 at 6:04 AM

    Does anyone really want this job?

  6. raidmagic - Jul 23, 2012 at 7:28 AM

    Uh Shaq…”Dwite” won’t be there when it comes time for the new coach to take the floor.

  7. jostler18 - Jul 23, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    So when Shaq played “Neon Bordeaux”, and he only scored a 400 on the SAT, and they joked that he couldn’t spell his name… I guess they wrote that from real-life.

  8. detroitcityryda - Jul 23, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    As a pistons fan I Tell u don’t hire curry that dude is crap beyond crap and his players never respected him he sucked as a player and couldn’t coach if he’s life depended on it .but knowing the magic they prolly hire him

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