Jacque Vaughn named as new Orlando Magic head coach

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Jacque Vaughn has been named as the new head coach for the Orlando Magic, officials announced on Saturday.

Vaughn has been the assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs for the last two NBA seasons. In addition, he played in the NBA for 12 years, from 1997 until 2009, according to officials.

Orlando Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan announced the hiring of Vaughn Saturday morning.

"As we navigated through our coaching search, we quickly saw that Jacque's spirit and leadership strengths made him the clear choice," Hennigan said.

Vaughn is now the tenth head coach in Orlando Magic history. Former head coach, Stan Van Gundy, was fired from the team in May.

Team officials have scheduled a press conference to introduce Vaughn on Monday.