Orlando Magic names ABQ native as interim head coach

Magic-Vaughn Fired Basketball
Orlando Magic interim head coach James Borrego smiles during a news conference after the firing of Orlando Magic head coach Jacque Vaughn on Thursday in Orlando. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Stephen M. Dowell) MAGS OUT; NO SALES

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque Academy grad, James Borrego, was named interim head coach of the Orlando Magic on Thursday after the team fired Jacque Vaughn.

Borrego is in his third season with the Magic. He spent two previous seasons as an assistant with New Orleans. Prior to that, Borrego spent seven seasons with the San Antonio Spurs.

He played college basketball for the University of San Diego. While a player at Albuquerque Academy, Borrego won a pair of state championships.

Borrego has 30 games left to prove to Magic brass that he deserves to be the permanent solution as head coach. The Magic will reportedly take a look at coaching candidates during NBA All Star weekend.

There is speculation that former Magic player and NBA coach Scott Skiles will be considered.

KRQE.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s