By Adrian Silva |Staff Writer|
General manager of the team, Rob Hennigan made the announcement after starting the season of (15-37) and 10 consecutive lopsided losses, according to ESPN news services.
Vaughn is accountable for coaching the Magic and has cost the team a .269 win percentage, setting him up to be the worst coach since the 2011-12 season, according to ESPN stats and information.
After the 2011-12 season, the Magic relieved Stan Van Gundy after he held a win percentage of .657.
Vaughn has had the opportunity to build his roster for one of the NBA’s youngest teams, obtaining first round talent such as Victor Oladipo and Aaron Gordon.
According to ESPN, the Orlando team has been patient with Vaughn and allowed his first two seasons with the Magic (43-121) to serve as learning experiences and motivate him to improve his coaching.
Even with a new starting roster however, there has been little improvement and the Magic held a losing record in the 2013-14 season (15-37).
Hennigan recognized changes had to be made as he stated, “there’s never an ideal time to make a change of this magnitude, but we needed change and this was the time to do it”.
However, Hennigan is aware that Vaughn should not bear all the blame for the team’s performance, stating, “There’s a lot of inconsistency on the floor, Vaughn is not the only reason for that”.
According to ESPN, Vaughn’s team had a lack of chemistry on the court due to the many new players on the team.
In the meantime, assistant James Borrego has been instated as the interim coach.
According to ESPN, as of Wednesday the Magic lost to the San Antonio Spurs (110-103).
The Magic have lost their tenth consecutive game and have lost 16 out of 18 previous games.
Orlando Magic have lost by 100 points or more in their last 14 games.
The Magic have lost five out of six at home, leaving them with a record of (5-17) this season.
League executives have been taking interest in former Magic player and coach veteran Scott Skiles for the position as head coach for the Orlando Magic, according to ESPN news services.
He has played five of his 10 NBA seasons with the Magic.
Skiles has accumulated a winning record of as part of the coaching staff with Chicago, Milwaukee, and Phoenix. (more specific?)
Despite two and a half seasons with the NBA Orlando Magic team, general manager Hennigan decided to fire coach Vaughn, as he felt that Vaughn was one of the many inconsistencies on the court.
Vaughn stated, “I am a stronger, wiser man, and coach because of this opportunity. I look forward to seeing this group continue to grow”.