Player News - Magic

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Magic head coach Frank Vogel said Aaron Gordon has the tools to succeed in the NBA.

This will make the "Free Aaron Gordon" crowd happy. "Aaron Gordon has the tools to succeed in today's NBA," Vogel said in an interview on SiriusXM NBA. After a season during which former Magic head coach Scott Skiles played yo-yo with Gordon's minutes, the 20-year-old could have a breakout 2016-17 season under Vogel after averaging 11.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.7 blocks as a starter in 2015-16.
May 24 - 11:04 AM

Magic head coach Frank Vogel called Victor Oladipo a special talent.

Vogel hasn't had a chance to coach Oladipo yet, but is familiar with the 24-year-old from his time as the Pacers head coach. "I think Victor Oladipo is a special, special talent," Vogel said. Oladipo averaged 16.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.6 steals, 0.8 blocks, and 1.4 three-pointers in 2015-16 and will be an elite fantasy option in 2016-17 if Vogel can help him take the next step.
May 24 - 10:57 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.
May 24 - 9:40 AM

Adrian Griffin had his interview with the Rockets on Monday.

All signs point to the job being Mike D'Antoni's to lose, but the Rockets are still doing their due diligence. Even if Griffin doesn't walk away with the Houston gig, he should have no trouble finding work as an assistant coach.
May 23 - 12:37 PM

Elfrid Payton is excited to play under new head coach Frank Vogel.

"I'm pretty excited," Payton said. "I think it definitely fits us. We have guys who are athletic, who can get out and run, so it’s definitely something that would play to our strengths." Vogel's arrival should be good news for Payton's fantasy prospects since Scott Skiles was not a fan of EP's game, but the new head coach will still need to figure out the best way to deploy the Payton-Victor Oladipo backcourt. As for his offseason plans, Payton is working on improving his jumper, mid-range game and finishing at the rim.
May 23 - 8:52 AM

Magic head coach Frank Vogel believes he can help Nikola Vucevic on the defensive end.

"It's really mostly about body position in today's NBA," Vogel said. "It's angles and anticipation. I feel like I can work with him to improve him. But anybody that's going to be caught in that center position has got to be the anchor of your defense. We work diligently on teaching the angles, teaching the anticipation, teaching the coverages for when there's help." Vucevic obviously isn't known for his defense, but Vogel's had some success getting the best out of guys like Roy Hibbert and Ian Mahinmi, so he should be great for Vucevic's development.
May 22 - 10:10 AM

The Rockets will interview Adrian Griffin for their head-coaching position.

Griffin is currently an assistant coach with the Magic, but he will be the 12th candidate that the Rockets are considering. After reports seemed to indicate that Stephen Silas and Mike D'Antoni are the frontrunners for the job, it's clear that this coaching search is far from over.
May 21 - 12:32 PM

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.
May 20 - 4:31 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.

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.
May 19 - 2:39 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.
May 19 - 9:22 AM

Trail Blazers assistant coach David Vanterpool interviewed for Orlando's vacant head coaching position on Wednesday.

Vanterpool has interviewed for head coaching jobs before but he's never made the leap, and Orlando has also discussed their position with Frank Vogel and current assistant Adrian Griffin. GM Rob Hennigan said recently that "stability is very important," seemingly giving Griffin an advantage, but we shouldn't have to wait long for Orlando's final decision.
Source: CSNNW.com
May 18 - 10:26 PM

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
May 18 - 12:59 PM

The Magic reportedly interviewed Adrian Griffin for their head coaching position on Tuesday.

Griffin served as Scott Skiles' lead assistant coach during the 2015-16 season, and he also spent time working as an assistant coach on Tom Thibodeau's staff in Chicago from 2010 to 2015. Thus far, Frank Vogel has been the only other guy mentioned as a potential candidate to land the head coaching vacancy in Orlando, but given his resume, Vogel likely has the edge on Griffin for the job.
May 17 - 4:15 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.
May 15 - 3:41 PM


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