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Mosley formally introduced as coach of Orlando Magic

Jul. 12, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

Jamahl Mosley first got noticed as someone with NBA coaching potential when he was hired by the Denver Nuggets as a development coach 16 years ago. Also in Denver at the time: an assistant general manager named Jeff Weltman, now the basketball operations president of the...

Magic finalize hiring of Mavs assistant Mosley as head coach

Jul. 11, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

Jamahl Mosley has agreed to become the new coach of the Orlando Magic, the team announced Sunday, giving the longtime NBA assistant his first chance at running his own club. Mosley replaces Steve Clifford, who left Orlando by mutual agreement after three seasons and two...

Steve Clifford out as Orlando Magic coach after 3 seasons

Jun. 05, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

Steve Clifford and the Orlando Magic took some time after the season to rest, recover and contemplate the future. And after a couple weeks, they decided the fit wasn't right anymore. Orlando's rebuilding project will no longer include Clifford, after...

Person with knowledge of decision to AP: Steve Clifford will not be back as Magic coach

Jun. 05, 2021 13:16 PM EDT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Person with knowledge of decision to AP: Steve Clifford will not be back as Magic coach.

Next season has already started for rebuilding Orlando Magic

May. 17, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

For the Orlando Magic, next season doesn’t start in October. It started in March. The next season — the next chapter, really — for the Magic began when the trade-deadline frenzy of March 25 happened, the day when Orlando traded away Nikola...

Maxey leads 76ers past Magic 128-117 in meaningless finale

May. 16, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tyrese Maxey had 30 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and the Eastern Conference champion Philadelphia 76ers beat the Orlando Magic 128-117 on Sunday night in a meaningless regular-season finale. Philadelphia didn’t play any of its usual...

Curry, Embiid help 76ers top Magic, clinch top seed in East

May. 14, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid and the 76ers are happy to have earned home-court advantage for the playoffs — but they are a long way from their goal. Seth Curry scored 20 points, Embiid had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Philadelphia clinched the top seed in the...

Antetokounmpo lifts Bucks past Magic, 114-102

May. 12, 2021 00:38 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points and the Milwaukee Bucks kept up their chase of the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 114-102 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. The Bucks (44-25) remained a game behind Brooklyn (45-24) for...

Towns, Russell each score 27 points, T-Wolves throttle Magic

May. 09, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell each scored 27 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves built a 30-point halftime lead, led by 43 in the third quarter and cruised to a 128-96 rout of the Orlando Magic on Sunday night. Rookie guard Anthony...

Hornets top Magic 122-112, inch closer to play-in tournament

May. 07, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Terry Rozier scored 28 points, LaMelo Ball added 27 points and the Charlotte Hornets inched closer to securing a spot in the play-in tournament with a 122-112 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday night. The Hornets needed a win and a loss by...