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The Magic are making progress as they search for a new head coach.

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The Orlando Magic coaching search is quickly heating up.

After Scott Skiles' surprise resignation last Thursday, the Magic were expected to quickly begin their search for a new head coach. With four other openings -- New York, Houston, Indiana and Memphis -- the Magic were going to need to be quick if they wanted to get their top pick.

Now, less than a week removed from Skiles' departure, the Magic are making headway with the interview process.

According to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Magic interviewed former Pacers head coach Frank Vogel on Monday, as well as current Magic assistant Adrian Griffin on Tuesday. The Orlando Sentinel first reported that the team had interviewed Griffin.

Interviewing Vogel and Griffin should come as no surprise. Vogel is one of the most sought after free agent coaches this summer, and is reported to being considered for many of the current openings.

Griffin, one of the league's top assistant coaches, would give the team some stability and continuity that they haven't had in the last few years -- this will be the team's fourth head coach in the last 16 months. Having one year with the roster under his belt, Griffin could be the favorite to land the opening.

Along with Vogel and Griffin, reports have said the team could reach out to former Phoenix Suns coach Jeff Hornacek as well as former Magic intern and current San Antonio Spurs assistant James Borrego.

With the team moving quick, it wouldn't be surprising to see them name a head coach in the next few days. Vogel and Griffin are the front runners, and it will likely come down to price, familiarity, and continuity, which would put Griffin as the front runner.