The Orlando Magic have decided to move on from Dwight Howard and back to their lack of a head coach, which means that a list of finalists has finally emerged. While Quin Snyder was once considered to be a possibility in Orlando (along with the Charlotte Bobcats), the former Missouri coach is now gone. Instead, a new list of five candidates is out with Jacque Vaughn as one of the possibilities.
Lindsey Hunter, Mike Malone, Brian Shaw, Jacque Vaughn and Jeff Hornacek have emerged as candidates for the Orlando Magic head coaching job.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 11, 2012
Vaughn is a former point guard for the Kansas Jayhawks who has served as an active player as recently as 2009. Then with the San Antonio Spurs, Vaughn traded his uniform for a clipboard and became an assistant coach. If he were able to land a head coaching position so quickly, it would truly be a surprise and even his inclusion here is a nod to how promising his future stock must be.
For more coverage of the Magic's coaching search, check out their SB Nation team blog the Orlando Pinstriped Post.