Orlando Magic Rumors: Orlando Magic Set to Hire Lindsey Hunter as Assistant Coach, According to Report

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Phoenix Suns player-development coach Lindsey Hunter will join Jacque Vaughn's Orlando Magic coaching staff, reports Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio. The Magic considered Hunter for the head-coaching position before hiring Vaughn on Saturday.

The Magic have yet to formally announce Hunter's hiring.

Hunter, 41, played 17 seasons in the NBA and earned a reputation as a hard-nosed defender at point guard. He wound down his playing career as a benchwarmer and unofficial assistant coach for the Chicago Bulls in 2009/10, during which season he made only 13 appearances.

Orlando dismissed Stan Van Gundy in May after five seasons; his tenure included two Eastern Conference Finals appearances and one NBA Finals appearance. Assistant coaches Ahmad Ajami, Bob Beyer, Steve Clifford, Patrick Ewing, and Brendan Malone declined the club's offer to allow them to stay on with the next head coach.

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