Orlando Magic name Jamahl Mosley new head coach

The Orlando Magic have appointed Jamahl Mosley as its new head coach.

“We would like to welcome Jamahl and his family to the Magic family,” Jeff Weltman, president of basketball operations for the Magic, announced Sunday. “Within the NBA coaching community, Jamahl is considered a rising star. His coaching path is rooted in player development. He is a communicator and connector, and we look forward to him leading our group.”

Mosley replaced Steve Clifford, who left Orlando after three seasons and two playoff appearances by mutual agreement.

For the past 15 years, Mosley has been an assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Dallas Mavericks. He spent the last seven seasons with the Mavericks.

Mosley was in Las Vegas last week as an assistant coach for the U.S. men’s National team that will compete in Tokyo Olympics.

Mosley is the 14th coach in Magic history. He became the fifth Black coach to be hired in recent weeks. Previously, Ime Udoka was hired by the Boston Celtics, Chauncey Billups by the Portland Trail Blazers, Jason Kidd by Dallas, and Nate McMillan was promoted to head coach from his role as the Atlanta Hawks’ interim coach.

 

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