Magic hiring Jamahl Mosley as head coach


The Orlando Magic will hire Dallas Mavericks assistant Jamahl Mosley to be their new head coach, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The two sides are expected to finalize terms on Sunday as Mosley is traveling to meet with the team.

The Magic and coach Steve Clifford parted ways earlier this offseason and at the time, team president Jeff Weltman expressed confidence that the opening would attract a quality candidate.

“I can tell you that I think it’s going to be an attractive destination. But I know it is,” Weltman told FortyEightMinutes in early June.

Mosley interviewed with the Wizards on Friday and was among the candidates who made the second-round in their process. Wes Unseld Jr., Darvin Ham, and Charles Lee are other candidates rumored to still be in the running for the position.


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Blazers hiring Scott Brooks as lead assistant coach

The Blazers are bringing in former Wizards coach Scott Brooks to be the top assistant on Chauncey Billups’ coaching staff.

Portland had been looking for a veteran coach to pair with Billups, who is entering his first venture as a head coach in the NBA. Lionel Hollins and Vinny Del were also in the mix, though Brooks ultimately beat them out for the position.

Brooks spent five years coaching the Wizards, compiling a 183-207 record, though the wins and losses do not tell the whole story. With John Wall on the sidelines for large parts of two seasons and the team managing through a COVID-filled campaign last year, Brooks did an admirable job, making the best of the situation.

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