Jacque Vaughn To Be Named Orlando Magic Coach, According To Report

Exeunt Stan Van Gundy, pursued by the malevolent spirit of Dwight Howard. Enter Jacque Vaughn, who will become the Orlando Magic's next head coach, according to the Orlando Sentinel's Joshua Robbins.

Vaughn had been rumored to be the top candidate for the Magic's top job since, at least, the 2012 Las Vegas Summer League, where he was coaching the Spurs' Summer League squad before mysteriously disappearing from the bench. Vaughn had been a Spurs assistant since 2010, having jumped directly into the coaching ranks under Gregg Popovich after retiring from the NBA following the 2009 season, when he served as a reserve point guard for San Antonio.

The power structure that had led the Orlando Magic for much of the Dwight Howard era was disassembled in early 2012 after the Magic failed to break into the top ranks of the Eastern Conference. Van Gundy was first to go, fired in May, followed by a "mutual" parting of ways with general manager Otis Smith, who was later replaced by former Thunder executive Rob Hennigan.

Will all of this convince Howard to stay in Orlando? No.

For more on the Magic, visit Orlando Pinstriped Post and SB Nation Tampa Bay.

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