Following a 21-50 season that made for the 3rd worst in the league, the Orlando Magic have decided to part ways with Steve Clifford. This continues the thoughts of the Magic entering a rebuild once again. First on the list of changes, the head coach position.
The decision comes after multiple weeks worth of meetings resulting in Clifford and Orlando management agreeing a mutual split was best.
Ever since Dwight Howard left, Orlando has failed to show any promise. The team lacks the ability to draft well and has little to no success when targeting free agents. The Magic have not made it past the first round since the 2009-2010 season. Now the Magic will be looking for a new head coach once again. This has become usual for them as they have had six coaches the past ten seasons in Orlando. Next season it will become seven in the past ten years.
The list of coaches available for hire is vast but until the Magic find a steady General Manager, the odds of a coach making a substantial impact are slim.
One potential option for the now vacant position is Terry Stotts, the former Trailblazers coach who was released yesterday. Other names floating around include Jason Kidd, Lloyd Pierce, Sam Cassell, Juwan Howard, and more.