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The Magic have fired GM Rob Hennigan according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
The Magic aren't wasting any time here. Hennigan has made some puzzling trades and questionable signings for the Magic, and the writing has been on the wall for some time. Hennigan traded away Tobias Harris for Ersan Ilyasova and Brandon Jennings in 2015-16, he moved Victor Oladipo and their 2016 first-round pick (Domantas Sabonis) for Serge Ibaka in June of 2016, and then he accepted defeat by acquiring Terrence Ross from the Raptors in exchange for Ibaka during this year's deadline -- the Magic feared that Ibaka would walk for nothing as a free agent this summer. Matt Lloyd will take over as the interim GM and could be a candidate to keep the job. Apr 13 - 10:18 AM

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Frank Vogel said he'll start with his regular lineup for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Pistons, and then, "play it by ear after that."

It sounds like Vogel would like to get an extended look at some of the younger guys on the roster tonight, so Mario Hezonja could see his minutes in the 30s again, and new additions Marcus Georges-Hunt and Patricio Garino could see some extended minutes in the rotation. If these guys do indeed earn significant minutes in the rotation tonight, Terrence Ross might only see his minutes in the 20s.

The Magic are reportedly giving strong consideration to parting ways with GM Rob Hennigan at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season.

In the five years since Hennigan has come on board with Orlando, they haven't even sniffed the playoffs, and they've also made some major whiffs on trades and draft picks. "First and foremost, the criticism is warranted," Hennigan stated during a recent interview. "I don't know if it's welcome because no one likes to get criticized, but the job we have and the job we're trying to do is certainly subject to that. Our fans, quite frankly, deserve to be upset and deserve to be frustrated.
Source: ESPN
Mar 20 - 3:20 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical believes the Magic will be active at the deadline.

The Magic tried to be cool and go bigger while the rest of the NBA went smaller, but it clearly didn't work and they had to sell Serge Ibaka at a discount. Now, they have to hit the reset button and may look to sell off some players. Besides guys like Jeff Green and D.J. Augustin, we haven't seen too many rumored names on the block. Still, this team could make some surprising moves.
Feb 22 - 5:06 PM

Magic head coach Frank Vogel is contemplating yet another lineup change after his team was blown out by 32 points to the Mavericks on Saturday.

"The bench unit the last two games has come in and created big deficits," Vogel said on Saturday. "We went away from it early tonight, and it didn’t work. Coming back to the starters didn’t work. Maybe that group’s not a good fit, so we have to shuffle the deck again and figure it out again." Nikola Vucevic called their performance "embarrassing," while Evan Fournier said the team needs to play "with more heart and pride." The Magic have now lost 17 out of their last 22 games and that was their fifth loss by 30+ points, so it's no wonder that they are expected to be one of the busiest teams at the trade deadline.
Feb 12 - 9:17 AM

Magic coach Frank Vogel explained his decision to tweak his starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Bucks.

"We're 30th in offense, and I want to explore some new combinations within the same nine guys being in the rotation and try to get a different feel — a different feel out there, a different flow," Vogel said. "[I want to] try to take the first quarter and put the ball in Evan Fournier's hands a lot more with a spot-up 3-point shooting point guard out there with him." Vogel wouldn't commit to using the same starting five against the Spurs on Tuesday, but if he does it looks like Fournier and D.J. Augustin could end up being the biggest fantasy winners based off Sunday's results.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 09:30:00 AM

Frank Vogel thinks the Magic can make a splash in free agency this summer.

The Magic have a young and talented roster, but Vogel thinks they'll be able to add even more talent to their roster. "I think this team is capable of making a big free agent acquisition this summer," Vogel said. We'll keep an eye on the Magic's moves when free agency starts on July 1 as Vogel's presence could help lure a solid free agent to Orlando.
Tue, May 24, 2016 09:40:00 AM

Coach Frank Vogel said the Magic will " execute more of an analytically-based offensive approach" next season.

"I think smaller lineups are definitely valuable and needed in today’s NBA," Vogel said. "So I think I’ve just grown in flexibility to try to adapt to today’s game really on both ends of the court: having the defensive versatility to do it but also getting involved in the running game." This sounds a lot like what Vogel was going to try to do with the Pacers, but he didn't really have the personnel. He does this time, so expect the Magic to run a little more. This is good news for all the Magic players.
Fri, May 20, 2016 04:31:00 PM

The Magic have reportedly reached a deal in principle to bring on Frank Vogel as their next head coach.

Vogel will have a very young and talented roster to work with, and with Scott Skiles no longer a part of the equation, guys like Victor Oladipo, Aaron Gordon and perhaps even Mario Hezonja will see a boost in value. Oladipo was a first-round stud after the All-Star break this season, so he'll likely cost you a second-round pick on draft day. Vogel's Pacers produced a regular-season record of 250-181 over six seasons, and he coached the team to the playoffs in five of his six seasons there.
Thu, May 19, 2016 03:51:00 PM

The Magic are reportedly moving towards offering Frank Vogel the head coaching position in Orlando.

Vogel will reportedly begin contract negotiations on Thursday, and it seems all but certain he'll take over the helm of the Magic next season. J.B. Bickerstaff reportedly impressed management during his interview, but not enough to sway them away from Vogel.
Thu, May 19, 2016 02:39:00 PM

Frank Vogel will have contract talks with the Magic on Thursday.

Vogel has already met with the teams' owners, so this could move very quickly. Vogel has been mentioned as a candidate for several vacant head coaching positions, but it looks like he's close to inheriting a very young and talented Magic roster. Stay tuned.
Thu, May 19, 2016 09:22:00 AM

Frank Vogel has reportedly emerged as a "serious candidate" to land the head coaching gig in Orlando.

Vogel is also being pursued by the Knicks, Grizzlies and Rockets, although he's reportedly most intrigued with the Orlando gig. Vogel is currently one of the more accomplished head coaching candidates out there seeking work, so he'll more than likely be employed next season.
Source: NBC Sports
Wed, May 18, 2016 12:59:00 PM

Phil Jackson reportedly met with Frank Vogel last week to discuss the head coaching vacancy in New York.

Kurt Rambis, Davis Blatt and Vogel are reportedly the top-3 candidates for the head coaching position in New York, with Rambis still believed to be the frontrunner. It seems unlikely that Jackson will go with a coach that won't exclusively run the triangle offense.
Sun, May 15, 2016 03:41:00 PM

The Magic are expected to reach out to Frank Vogel for their coaching vacancy.

He's the most coveted coach right now. The Scott Skiles story happened out of nowhere and it had a lot to do with disagreements on personnel. Vogel would likely handle the rotation in a similar fashion compared to Skiles, but he obviously is not as likely to put players in the doghouse.
Sat, May 14, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Frank Vogel is reportedly at the top of the Grizzlies list to become their next head coach.

The Rockets and Knicks have also reached out to Vogel, but the Vogel has history with Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace from their days together with the Celtics. While Memphis appears to be the front-runner for Joerger's services, we'll keep an eye on this situation as the former Pacers head coach won't be out of a job for very long.
Tue, May 10, 2016 10:08:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Elfrid Payton
2D.J. Augustin
3C.J. Watson
SG1Evan Fournier
2Jodie Meeks
3Patricio Garino
4Marcus Georges-Hunt
SF1Terrence Ross
2Jeff Green
3Mario Hezonja
4Damjan Rudez
5Anthony Brown
PF1Aaron Gordon
C1Nikola Vucevic
2Bismack Biyombo
3Stephen Zimmerman