Magic Rumors: Hesitance to Add Coaches Could be Precursor to Dwight Howard Trade

February 17, 2012; Orlando FL, USA; Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders (8) forces a turn over on Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard (12) during the first half at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
Adam FromalNational NBA Featured ColumnistAugust 3, 2012

The Orlando Magic have brought Jacque Vaughn aboard as the head coach of the team, but the management is hesitant to fill up the rest of the vacancies in the coaching staff. 

According to the Orlando Sentinel's Josh Robbins, some spots in the staff may remain empty for quite some time: 

The Orlando Magic's coaching staff likely won't be totally filled out for a couple of weeks.

— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) August 2, 2012


@insta_magic The team will announce all of their assistant coaches at one time. Unclear how many have been signed so far.

— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) August 2, 2012

There's been plenty of time to find coaches who can join Vaughn on the bench, which leads me to believe that there's something more to this story. 

Could it be a precursor to the seemingly inevitable Dwight Howard trade? 

Coaches aren't just hired because they're the best at what they do. They're brought into the organization because they're the best at what they do and because the systems that they're comfortable running fit in with the mentality and skill set of the team they work for. 

The hesitance could be because the Magic's roster is in no way set.

Without Dwight leading the charge from the paint in the Amway Center, this roster is going to look entirely different. When he's traded, there's no telling who will be brought back and who will be shipped off.

You don't want to hire a coach that fits in well with Howard, only to see that value negated as soon as he becomes a member of a different team.

If the Magic are waiting to make a move, perhaps it's because a more significant, more glamorous one could be coming in the near future. 

We can only hope to be so lucky. 

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