Former Jayhawk Jacque Vaughn fired from Orlando Magic

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2015, file photo, Orlando Magic head coach Jacque Vaughn disputes a call by officials during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Orlando, Fla. The Orlando Magic fired Jacque Vaughn as coach Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, after two and half seasons, ending the tenure of the first-time head coach brought in to help rebuild the franchise. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The Orlando Magic have fired Jacque Vaughn as coach after two and half seasons, ending the tenure of the first-time head coach brought in to help rebuild the franchise.

General manager Rob Hennigan announced the move Thursday, following a 15-37 start to the season and after a series of lopsided losses during a 10-game losing streak. It is the Magic’s second skid of at least five games since the start of 2015. The team is set to hold a news conference Thursday afternoon. Assistant James Borrego has been named interim coach.

Orlando was also 15-37 through 52 games last season.

The 39-year-old Vaughn ends his Orlando tenure with a 58-158 overall record.

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