Orlando Magic Hire Jamahl Mosley As New Head Coach


The Orlando Magic employed former Dallas assistant Jamahl Mosley as their new head coach and can formally introduce him  Monday in Orlando.

Mosley, who spent the final seven seasons with the Magic as an assistant coach beneath Rick Carlise, reportedly agreed to a four-year deal per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman welcomed Mosley in an announcement.

“We want to welcome Jamahl and his household to the Magic household,” mentioned Weltman. “Inside the NBA teaching group, Jamahl is taken into account a rising star. His teaching path is rooted in participant growth. He’s a communicator and connector, and we sit up for him main our group.”

After Carlisle resigned, the Mavs handed on Mosley, selecting as a substitute to rent former Dallas participant and Lakers’ assistant Jason Kidd.

Present Dallas star Luka Doncic tweeted out his congratulations to his former coach, who labored carefully with the budding famous person.

Mosley led the Mavs to a victory in opposition to the Knick final April when Carlisle was quarantined.

After the sport, Doncic instructed reporters, “He’s [Mosley] acquired the issues wanted for a head coach.”

Mosley spent 4 years with the Cleveland Cavaliers (2010-2014) and 5 years with the Denver Nuggets (2005-2010) earlier than becoming a member of Dallas.

After Orlando traded Nikola Vucevic, Aaron Gordon, and Evan Fournier this previous spring, Mosley, 42, will inherit a really younger workforce.

Cole Anthony, Chuma Okeke, Mo Bamba, Jonathan Isaac, Markelle Fultzand, and Wendell Carter Jr. are all stable constructing blocks, however doable commerce situations may carry some stronger firepower to the workforce.

Already being talked about are the Philadelphia Seventy-Sixers’ Ben Simmons and the Miami Warmth’s Tyer Hero.

After a disastrous playoffs, Simmons wants a recent begin, and although Hero had a sensational rookie 12 months within the bubble, his sophomore stoop and off-the-court diversions have been a priority for Warmth brass.

Regardless of who fits up for the Magic subsequent season, Mosley can be seeking to flip round a workforce that has solely made the playoffs 3 times within the final ten years.


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