5 potential replacements for Steve Clifford as Magic head coach

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Like DAntoni, Billups and Cassell, however, Hammon may prefer to continue biding her time for the right opening. Thats a riskier move in a male-dominated league where she has not gotten the very same chances as some of her male colleagues, however if the Spurs are grooming her for command behind Pop a la Jon Snow, would she truly abandon the Watch now for a post in Orlando? Perhaps waiting just a bit longer to be successful Popovich is the strategy down in Texas.

It was clear at the 2021 NBA Trade Deadline that the Orlando Magic were heading in a new instructions. Saturdays news only reinforced that course.
After a number of meetings in between group management and head coach Steve Clifford, the two sides equally concurred to part methods, leading the way for the full-blown reconstruct Orlando welcomed when it shipped off Nikola Vucevic, Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier prior to the trade deadline.
While the Clifford choice might have been mutual, it still leaves the Magic looking for a brand-new head coach as the franchise prepares to go through the restore it mustve devoted to much sooner. The Boston Celtics and Portland Trail Blazers likewise have head coaching vacancies, which puts Orlando in a hard spot, considering that their gig is easily the least appealing of the 3.
While the Magic job would come with more persistence and task stability given that this is a young group, there is no Damian Lillard or Jayson Tatum in Orlando. There may not even be a Jaylen Brown or CJ McCollum. The Magic have a few appealing children in Jonathan Isaac, Markelle Fultz, Cole Anthony, Wendell Carter Jr., Gary Harris, RJ Hampton and Mohamed Bamba, however none is a safe bet, and numerous of them are still rehabbing from injury.
That implies numerous typical candidates whose names have come up– Chauncey Billups, Sam Cassell– may not have actually an interest compared to other openings. Mike DAntoni is another existing assistant who may prefer sticking with his pal Steve Nash on a title contender like the Brooklyn Nets, biding his time for the ideal vacancy to open before becoming a head coach once again. Assistant coach Tyrone Corbin is an alternative, however hes easily the least appealing compared to these five prospects who should have a more severe appearance as Cliffords replacement.
Honorable discusses: Tyrone Corbin, Jay Larranaga, Mike DAntoni, Lloyd Pierce, Chauncey Billups, Sam Cassell, Wes Unseld Jr., Jarron Collins, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson
5. Becky Hammon
We keep saying its just a matter of time till Becky Hammon becomes the NBAs first female head coach, but it really needs among these groups to stroll the walk instead of just talking the talk. Possibly the Magic, looking for somebody fresh who can usher in a brand-new age as a developmental coach, will lastly be the ones to give Hammon a well-deserved look?
After an embellished playing career in the WNBA, Hammon ended up being an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs in 2014 and has existed since. When Gregg Popovich got ejected from a video game last December, shes coached their Summer League team to a championship and ended up being the first female acting head coach in NBA history.

While the Magic job would come with more perseverance and task stability given that this is a young team, there is no Damian Lillard or Jayson Tatum in Orlando. Mike DAntoni is another existing assistant who may choose sticking with his friend Steve Nash on a title contender like the Brooklyn Nets, biding his time for the best job to open up before ending up being a head coach once again. Assistant coach Tyrone Corbin is an alternative, but hes easily the least appealing compared to these 5 candidates who deserve a more serious appearance as Cliffords replacement.
Thats a riskier move in a male-dominated league where she has not gotten the same chances as some of her male coworkers, but if the Spurs are grooming her for command behind Pop a la Jon Snow, would she really abandon the Watch now for a post in Orlando?

The Orlando Magic require a brand-new head coach after parting methods with Steve Clifford.