Report: Magic will retain two assistant coaches
Just because the Magic brought in a new head coach this offseason doesn't mean there will be turnover on the entire coaching staff over the summer.
Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel has a report on the status of their bench:
The Magic fired Jacque Vaughn midway through last season and let James Borrego finish out the year as interim head coach. He has since left for the Spurs.
Orlando hired Scott Skiles to take over duties at the front of the bench for the upcoming season. It also brought in Adrian Griffin as lead assistant coach next to him. Hernandez and Profit were integral parts for player development. It appears management and the current coaching staff realized as such.
(h/t Orlando Sentinel)
The Orlando Magic will bring back Laron Profit and Jay Hernandez as assistant coaches for player development for Scott Skiles’ coaching staff, the Orlando Sentinel has learned.
The 2015-16 season will be Profit’s fourth season with the Magic. He was hired by the team in 2012 as an assistant coach for player development under Jacque Vaughn.
Hernandez will be in his second season with the Magic in 2015-16.
Magic officials were pleased with Profit’s and Hernandez’s work last season, and Profit and Hernandez helped James Borrego when Borrego was named the team’s interim head coach on Feb. 5.
Profit served as a mentor for shooting guard Victor Oladipo during Oladipo's first two seasons, while Hernandez helped train restricted free agent-to-be Tobias Harris even before Hernandez was hired by the Magic.