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.