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  1. Jacque Vaughn hired as head coach of the Orlando Magic

    Jul 28, 2012, 11:36 AM EDT

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    The Orlando Magic announced Saturday, following multiple media reports including the first from the Orlando Sentinel, that they have hired 37-year-old former NBA player and Spurs assistant Jacque Vaughn as their new head coach. The move is not a surprise, as Vaughn has been in the running for weeks, and held a second reported interview with…

  2. 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)…

  3. Larry Brown has an interest in joining the Celtics

    Jul 23, 2011, 8:31 PM EDT

    Larry Brown

    Yahoo! Sports reports that the Celtics have a Hall of Famer coach looking for a job… as an assistant. Larry Brown reportedly is looking to join Doc Rivers’ team on the bench. Despite Brown’s credentials and good relationship with Rivers, the Celtics coach is inclined to promote a well-regarded young assistant on his staff –…

  4. This Nellie to Minnesota thing may actually be happening. Ye Gods.

    Jul 16, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Minnesota Timberwolves

    If it takes two to tango, the unholy dance of David Kahn and Don Nelson together is halfway to the dance floor. After rumors popped up earlier this week of a potential meeting between the two for Nelson to take over as head coach following Kurt Rambis’ departure, Jerry Zgoda of the Minnesota Star-Tribune spoke…

  5. Conflicting reports suggest confusion on whether Kuester will return to Detroit

    May 29, 2011, 4:32 PM EDT

    IL: Detroit Pistons v Chicago Bulls

    ESPN.com’s Ric Bucher reports that Detroit Pistons coach John Kuester will not return as head coach next season: Detroit head coach John Kuester will not be returning to the Pistons, according to sources. It is presumed that president Joe Dumars and his staff will be returning, but there has been no definitive indication of that…

  6. Rick Adelman doesn’t know if he’ll coach again

    May 28, 2011, 3:11 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Boston Celtics

    When the Lakers hired Mike Brown, the immediate response, outside of “Oh, good grief” and “Really?Really?!” was “Wait, what happened to Adelman?” Rick Adelman was a perfect fit for the Lakers. A similar offensive system to the triangle, a coach that could work both sides of the ball, a veteran ego-manager who could both coach…

  7. Kevin McHale reaches deal to coach Rockets

    May 27, 2011, 3:24 PM EDT

    Assistant coach Kevin McHale of the Rook

    UPDATE 3:24 pm: Well, that didn’t take long. The two sides have come to an agreement in principle and Kevin McHale is your new coach of the Houston Rockets. This is reportedly a four year deal with a team option for the last year. This is a Rockets roster in flux, it will be interesting…

  8. Rockets expected to offer coaching job soon… to someone

    May 27, 2011, 9:41 AM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v New Orleans Hornets

    The Rockets are going to offer their head-coaching job maybe as soon as Friday to… someone. Friday is the deadline but there is still the little question of deciding who should actually get that offer, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports. “The next step is to make a decision,” a person with knowledge of…

  9. Warriors met with Mark Jackson for head coaching gig

    May 22, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Yahoo! Sports reports that former NBA player and current ESPN analyst Mark Jackson interviewed for the head coaching position for the Golden State Warriors shortly after Keith Smart was let go. Jackson may get another interview, though Mike Brown remains the leading candidate. Jackson’s experience in… broadcasting certainly makes him an attractive candidate considering how…

  10. Lakers contact Adelman about coaching position

    May 21, 2011, 2:59 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Boston Celtics

    The Los Angeles Times reports Friday night that the Lakers have reached out to Rick Adelman about their vacant coaching position in the wake of Phil Jackson’s imminent and assumed retirement. The move comes after word broke last week regarding the Lakers’ interest in Adelman. There’s no indication at the moment if the interest is…

  11. Lawrence Frank has second meeting with Rockets

    May 17, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks

    Looks like the Houston Rockets are on to the second round of interviews for their head coaching gig. Lawrence Frank, the Celtics lead assistant, is had a second interview with the Rockets Monday, according to Comcast Sports New England. Frank, once the head coach of the New Jersey Nets, is one of the three finalists…

  12. You know who’s NOT coaching the Warriors? Jerry Sloan or Jeff Van Gundy.

    May 14, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers

    The Warriors’ head coaching gig is kind of an interesting mesh of issues. You’ve got a management that has pledged to provide a new coach with defensive personnel, but there’s still a roster full of guys who don’t fit that description. There’s certainly talent, but not necessarily a cohesive unit, and few experienced veterans. There’s…

  13. Golden State to interview Lakers assistant Brian Shaw

    May 13, 2011, 10:31 AM EDT

    Brian Shaw

    Brian Shaw remains the most likely guy to replace Phil Jackson on the Lakers bench. Getting the endorsement of Kobe Bryant matters. But if the Lakers go another direction (hello Rick Adelman) Shaw is going to have options. The Golden State Warriors got permission to talk to Shaw, according to Matt Steinmetz of CSN Bay…

  14. Warriors not bringing back coach Keith Smart

    Apr 27, 2011, 1:35 PM EDT

    Keith Smart

    UPDATE 1:35 pm: The Warriors have decided to let Keith Smart go as coach, according to CSN Bay Area. Smart had been the head coach of the Warriors for one year, but had spent the previous seven as an assistant. This isn’t a shock — owner Joe Lacob wanted to put the team on a…

  15. Add Kevin McHale, Sam Cassell to Rockets interview list

    Apr 26, 2011, 10:53 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v New Orleans Hornets

    You know that phone call you missed today? The one where you looked at your cell and didn’t recognize the number so you sent it to voice mail? That was Rockets GM Daryl Morey calling to schedule you for an interview for the Houston head coaching job. We’re not kidding. He seems to be literally…

  16. Report: Houston may make run at Stan Van Gundy for coach

    Apr 19, 2011, 10:09 AM EDT

    Stan Van Gundy

    Houston got rid of one steady, veteran coach because of some ongoing clashes with management. But for his replacement, they seem to be looking at veterans as well, according to a tweet from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. Adelman was troubled that organization wouldn’t offer an extension during season. Two names to watch for job: Mike…

  17. Rick Adelman let go as coach in Houston

    Apr 18, 2011, 6:19 PM EDT

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    In a move that is not shocking — even though the thought of an NBA season without him on the sidelines is — Rick Adelman has been let go by the Houston Rockets, according to multiple reports. This was expected. Adelman’s deal was up and not expected to be renewed. The Rockets missed the playoffs…

  18. Joe Dumars is safe from new management

    Apr 9, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons Introduce John Kuester

    Now that the Pistons are safely in the hands of Mr. Tom Gores (pending NBA approval), the team can finally move forward. But what does that mean for the management and coaching? The Detroit Free Press reports that the architect of the 2004 championship team and the team that made about a billion Conference Finals…

  19. Is Doc Rivers ready to walk away from Boston after season?

    Mar 18, 2011, 5:43 PM EDT

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    Doc Rivers almost left the Boston Celtics last season, but after coming within a quarter of an NBA title, and with the core of his team back, he decided to return and make another run at it. But will he walk away this summer? A lot of people in the coaching fraternity think he will,…

  20. Pistons officially have no respect left for John Kuester

    Feb 26, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    IL: Detroit Pistons v Chicago Bulls

    Yesterday, the Pistons staged a “sleep-in protest” of John Kuester, with five pistons skipping practice.   Kuester responded by benching those players for last night’s game against the Sixers, and wound up playing just six players. In a shocker, the Pistons lost by a healthy margin. But that wasn’t the surprising part. Kuester was ejected…

  21. Pacers coach Jim O’Brien fired

    Jan 30, 2011, 12:57 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks

    UPDATE 1:22 p.m. EST: The Indianapolis Star reports that assistant coach Frank Vogel will be named interim coach. Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star as well as Yahoo! Sports are reporting that Pacers coach Jim O’Brien has been fired. The report comes just days after his job was said to be safe for the remainder…

  22. That warm feeling, Pacers staff, is underneath you

    Jan 22, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks

    This is a long story, let-me-sum-up kind of weekend. Get used to it. The short version: ESPN reports that Pacers management is unhappy with both coach Jim O’Brien and GM David Morway (you thought Larry Bird was the GM, didn’t you? Meet more Pacers fans. They’re nice.). They’re so unhappy, should the team suffer another…

  23. John Kuester’s safe! Yeah, we’re as surprised as you.

    Nov 6, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

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    So the Pistons won last night, which is a big deal for them, since it’s their first. I remember my first time. Wait, that’s not what we’re talking about. Anyway, they got off the early season snide against the Bobcats (of course) last night. The problem is they’re still 1 and 5 and have had…

  24. Pat Riley has Doc at the top of the list.

    Oct 9, 2010, 10:11 AM EDT

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    See, now, if this is true, it is neither cool nor fair, nor unexpected. We already told you about the Yahoo! Sports post that indicates Doc might want to hang with the Celtics for a while. But in the middle of that post is another tasty nugget for you. From the inevitable Adrian Wojnarowski: Rivers…

  25. Vegas has a list of odds on the first coach to get canned, and it's pretty harsh

    Oct 2, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT

    Like we said, a coach will get canned before the calendar flips to 2011. But who’s the unlucky guy? Turns out Vegas has its own list of candidates. The New Jersey Star-Ledger checked in with a gambling site called YouWager.com and looked at the list of prospective candidates to get canned. Essentially, if this is…

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