Orlando Magic fire head coach Jacque Vaughn
Vaughn fired after Magic's 10th loss in a row
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Magic on Thursday fired head coach Jacque Vaughn and named James Borrego interim head coach.
Vaughn was fired a day after the Magic lost their 10th game in a row.
"Jacque (Vaughn) has been a trusted friend and colleague," General Manager Rob Hennigan said in a news release. "We thank him immensely for his contributions and sacrifices in bringing our team to this point, and we greatly appreciate his unwavering commitment to our organization. We have tremendous respect for Jacque and certainly wish him the best as he embarks on the next phase of his career."
"I would like to thank Mr. DeVos and family for the opportunity of representing the Orlando Magic as head coach," Vaughn said in a statement Thursday afternoon. "I am a stronger and wiser man and coach because of the opportunity. I look forward to seeing this group continue to grow. God bless, good luck.”
Vaughn, 39, was in his third year as Orlando's coach. He is a former San Antonio Spurs assistant coach under Gregg Popovich.
Vaughn replaced Stan Van Gundy before the start of the 2012-13 season. He has a 58-155 overall record with the Magic.
Borrego is in his third season with the Magic, spending his previous two season as an assistant coach in New Orleans and seven seasons with the San Antonio Spurs.
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