The Orlando Magic have won just 43 games in two seasons since trading center Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers. During the 2012 offseason, the Magic not only traded Howard but completely cleaned house, bringing in Rob Hennigan as General Manager and Jacque Vaughn as Head coach.
The two have formed a good relationship and although there hasn’t been any on the court success, they like where the team is headed and will continue to preach patience.
“Overall, our group has been extremely patient and the people of Orlando have been extremely patient and we appreciate that,” Vaughn told Raul Barrigon of Hoops Hype. “When we set out on this journey, we talked about it. We wanted a product that was going to be sustainable for a lot of years to come. We got great young guys around us and they are going to get better. This is a team that is going to have four or five of your favorite players. You’re not going to have just one favorite player. Good things are ahead for us. We have versatility with this group. I’ll be able to play a lot of different lineups and I’m looking forward to that. That’s exciting for me as a coach.”
The Magic do have a lot of young talent including center Nikola Vučević, forward Tobias Harris, guard Victor Oladipo and their two lottery picks from this year’s draft, forward Aaron Gordon and point guard Elfrid Payton.
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