Salem Radio Network News Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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Report: Jamahl Mosley reaches deal to coach Orlando Magic

Orlando reached agreement with Jamahl Mosley on a four-year deal to coach the Magic, according to ESPN.

It’s the first head coaching job for the 42-year-old Mosley, who spent the past seven seasons as an assistant to Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle. He’s also had stints as an assistant in Cleveland (2010-14) and Denver (2005-10).

The Magic had narrowed down their candidates to Mosley and Denver Nuggets assistant Wes Unseld Jr., who remains a leading candidate to take over the Washington Wizards, per the report.

The Magic and Steve Clifford mutually parted ways last month after finishing 21-51 in 2020-21. Clifford compiled a 96-131 record in three seasons in Orlando.

Due to a series of midseason trades, the Magic have entered a rebuilding mode. Orlando has two lottery picks in the 2021 NBA Draft and potentially $30 million in cap space to build a team around a young core of Cole Anthony, Mo Bamba, Wendell Carter Jr. and Chuma Okeke and returning starters Markelle Fultz and Jonathan Isaac, who both had season-ending injuries.

Mosley played collegiately at Colorado, averaging 11.4 points per game in 103 contests (79 starts) from 1997-2001.

–Field Level Media

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