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Age / DOB:  (44) / 6/21/1973

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According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Magic have fired head coach Frank Vogel.
Vogel had a lot of success as the head coach for the Pacers, but his time with the Magic wa a different story. The Magic had a 54-110 during his two seasons at the helm, so they will move on to their fifth coach since firing Stan Van Gundy in 2012. This job opening will certainly have a lot of appeal, as the Magic have some nice young pieces in Aaron Gordon and Jonathan Isaac to go with a likely top-5 pick in a strong draft. Apr 12 - 9:10 AM
Source: ESPN

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Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon offered public support for coach Frank Vogel this week, but the Magic front office has been ominously silent about his future.

"I think he’s done the best job he could," Vucevic said. "Last year, he came in and he had a team that was just put together — a lot of new players. It didn’t work out. We just couldn’t get things together on the court at all. It looked good on paper. On the court, it never clicked." Gordon said his coach has been "great" but there's widespread speculation that his job will be vacant this summer. Stay tuned.
Apr 11 - 11:29 PM

The Magic will hire Pete D'Alessandro as an assistant general manager.

After a miserable run as the general manager in Sacramento, D'Alessandro moved to Denver and wasn't involved in the basketball operations. This move will get him back on track and he'll work under general manager John Hammond.
Fri, Jun 9, 2017 10:16:00 PM

John Hammond has agreed to a five-year deal to become Orlando's new GM.

Hammond has served as Milwaukee's GM since 2008, and some of his more impressive accomplishments include drafting Giannis Antetokounmpo with the No. 15 overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft and also orchestrating a sign-and-trade deal that sent Brandon Jennings to Detroit in exchange for Brandon Knight and Khris Middleton. With Hammond leaving the Bucks, assistant GM Justin Zanik is expected to be promoted to GM.
Tue, May 23, 2017 03:06:00 PM

The Magic formally announced Tuesday that they have hired Jeff Weltman as their new president of basketball operations.

Weltman had previously worked for the Bucks, Pistons and Clippers earlier in his career. He spent the past four seasons in Toronto, working alongside Raptors president Masai Ujiri. "Jeff brings tremendous experience and a team-first approach to our president of basketball operations position," Magic CEO Alex Martins said in a statement.
Tue, May 23, 2017 11:14:00 AM

The Magic have reportedly hired Jeff Weltman to be their new president of basketball operations.

Jeff Weltman has served as Masai Ujiri's right-hand man with the Raptors since the pair arrived in 2013 and began the turnaround for the Toronto franchise, so this should be viewed as a very positive hiring for an organization in need of some new direction. The deal is reportedly for five years, and Weltman will be responsible for hiring Orlando's next general manager.
Mon, May 22, 2017 06:45:00 PM

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.
Thu, Apr 13, 2017 10:18:00 AM

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
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 03:20:00 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.
Wed, Feb 22, 2017 05:06:00 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.
Sun, Feb 12, 2017 09:17:00 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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1D.J. Augustin
2Shelvin Mack
SG1Jonathon Simmons
2Terrence Ross
3Arron Afflalo
4Rodney Purvis
SF1Evan Fournier
2Mario Hezonja
3Wesley Iwundu
4Jamel Artis
PF1Aaron Gordon
2Jonathan Isaac
3Khem Birch
C1Nikola Vucevic
2Bismack Biyombo
3Marreese Speights