With his team mired in a seven-game losing streak, Orlando Magic coach Jacque Vaughn's future with the club appears to be in doubt, according to several reports published Thursday evening and Friday morning.
According to longtime Magic beat writer Brian Schmitz, Orlando's management is "not happy at all" with the team's play. Josh Robbins, Schmitz's Orlando Sentinel colleague, reports an "in-season coaching change" is still an option for the Magic.
Citing "sources," ESPN scribe Chris Broussard confirmed those rumors, calling them "accurate."
Orlando stands at 15-34 following Thursday's loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, and its 5-16 home record is the third-worst in the league, better than those of only the moribund Philadelphia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves. A 9-14 start had the Magic looking like a possible playoff team in the diluted Eastern Conference, but the club has dropped 20 of its last 26 since then. Orlando's uninspired play of late has earned Vaughn derision from Magic fans.
In May, Orlando extended Vaughn's contract through the 2015/16 season.