Magic fire head coach Vaughn

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Posted: Feb 05, 2015 1:20 PM

(Reuters) - The Orlando Magic have fired head coach Jacque Vaughn, the National Basketball Association team said on Thursday.

Assistant James Borrego has been named interim head coach of the Magic, who are in last place in the Southeast Division with a 15-37 record, 27 games behind the leading Atlanta Hawks.

"Jacque (Vaughn) has been a trusted friend and colleague," Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan said in a statement about dismissing Vaughn, who was in his third season as coach.

"We thank him immensely for his contributions and sacrifices in bringing our team to this point."

(Reporting by Larry Fine in New York; Editing by Frank Pingue)