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Report: Jamahl Mosley the “frontrunner” to be next Orlando Magic head coach

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Woj reported that the Magic are “closing in” on the Mavs assistant coach

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The Orlando Magic’s coaching search could be nearing an end.

The new frontrunner for the job is Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Jamahl Mosley, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Mosley has been an assistant coach for the Mavericks for the last five seasons. He was put in charge of the team’s defensive strategy prior to the 2018-2019 season. He has also worked closely with Mavs star Luka Doncic, who in April said of Mosley, “He’s got the things needed for a head coach.

Mosley was also an assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2010 to 2014. Prior to that he spent five seasons with the Denver Nuggets, the last three of which he served as an assistant coach with a focus on player development.

The Milwaukee-native played for the University of Colorado from 1997 to 2001 before playing professionally overseas for two years.