Sources: Magic close to firing Vaughn as head coach

Jacque Vaughn has gone 43-121 his first two seasons as head coach of the Magic.

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Jacque Vaughn’s days as head coach of the Orlando Magic appears to be numbered. And that number isn’t very high.

Orlando is inching closer to firing Vaughn, in the midst of his third season as head coach of the team, Yahoo Sports/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski and other media reported late Thursday.

"It isn’t a matter of ‘if,’ anymore, but ‘when,’" a source close to the situation told Wojnarowski.

Vaughn compiled a 43-121 record his first two seasons with the Magic and there was an expectation that the team would have to show some improvement this season for Vaughn to keep his job, according to the report. Orlando exercised a fourth-year option on Vaughn’s deal over the summer, guaranteeing his salary for next season.

The Magic have lost 13 of their past 15 games after falling to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, dropping them to 13th in the East. The Magic might have already made the move if not for the lack of an interim candidate on the young, inexperienced staff, Wojnarowski reports.