List of Orlando Magic head coaches

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Jacque Vaughn is the current Orlando Magic head coach.

The Orlando Magic are an American professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. They play in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The franchise was founded in 1989 as an expansion team, and has played at the Amway Center. The team is owned by Orlando Magic, Ltd., a subsidiary of RDV Sports, Inc.[1] The team has won four division titles (1995, 1996, 2008, 2009), two conference titles (1995, 2009), but no league championships.[2]

Doc Rivers is the Orlando Magic's only coach to have won Coach of the Year.

There have been eight former head coaches for the Magic franchise.[3] The team's first head coach was Matt Guokas, who coached the team for 328 games over four seasons.[4] Brian Hill is the team's all-time leader in regular-season games coached (459).[5] Hill is also the team's all-time leader in regular-season games won (267), and he is the team's only coach to have coached during two non-consecutive periods.[5] Stan Van Gundy was the team's coach from the beginning of the 2007–08 season until the end of the 2011–12 season. He is the team's all-time leader in playoff games coached (59), playoff games won (31), regular-season winning percentage (.657), and playoff winning percentage (.523).[6] Doc Rivers is the team's only coach to have won the NBA Coach of the Year award, winning it after the 1999–2000 season.[7] Chris Jent is the team's only head coach to have spent his entire career with the Magic.[8]

Stan Van Gundy coached the Magic to their second NBA Finals appearance in franchise history in 2009.

On July 28, 2012, Jacque Vaughn was named the new head coach. He was the assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs in the two seasons prior to his hiring.[9]

Key[edit]

GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
Win% Winning percentage
# Number of coaches[a]
* Spent entire NBA head coaching career with the Magic
dagger Inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach

Coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2013–14 season.

# Name Term[b] GC W L Win% GC W L Win% Achievements Reference
Regular season Playoffs
1 Guokas, MattMatt Guokas 19891993 328 111 217 .338 [4]
2 Hill, BrianBrian Hill 19931997 295 191 104 .647 36 18 18 .500 [5]
3 Adubato, RichieRichie Adubato 1997 33 21 12 .636 5 2 3 .400 [10]
4 Daly, ChuckChuck Dalydagger 19971999 132 74 58 .561 4 1 3 .250 [11]
5 Rivers, DocDoc Rivers 19992003 339 171 168 .504 15 5 10 .333 1999–2000 NBA Coach of the Year[7] [12]
6 Davis, JohnnyJohnny Davis 20032005 135 51 84 .378 [13]
7 Jent, ChrisChris Jent* 2005 18 5 13 .278 [8]
Hill, BrianBrian Hill 20052007 164 76 88 .463 4 0 4 .000 [5]
8 Van Gundy, StanStan Van Gundy 20072012 394 259 135 .657 59 31 28 .525 [6]
9 Vaughn, JacqueJacque Vaughn* 2012–present 164 43 121 .262 [14]

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of coaches of the Magic. Thus any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
  • b Each year is linked to an article about that particular NBA season.

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Orlando Magic Executives". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved January 11, 2009. 
  2. ^ "The RDV Sports Family". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved January 11, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Orlando Magic Coach Register". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 11, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Matt Guokas Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 11, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Brian Hill Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 11, 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Stan Van Gundy Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 11, 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Coach of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved January 11, 2009. 
  8. ^ a b "Chris Jent Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 11, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Jacque Vaughn named as Magic head coach". WFTV Channel 9 Orlando. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Richie Adubato Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 11, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Chuck Daly Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 11, 2009. 
  12. ^ "Doc Rivers Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 11, 2009. 
  13. ^ "Johnny Davis Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 11, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Jacque Vaughn Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 18, 2012.