As reported last week, the Orlando Magic did indeed interview former Pistons player and coach Michael Curry and former Pistons player and unofficial assistant coach Lindsey Hunter for their head coaching vacancy. And apparently, those interviews went well. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel:
— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) July 16, 2012
Honestly, I’m pulling for Hunter or Vaughn here. I know that it’s the NBA, and coaches who do poorly get second opportunities, sometimes inexplicably (looking at you, Vinny Del Negro), but I’d just much rather see a first-timer like Hunter or Vaughn get a shot before Curry gets a second one. Vaughn has a good pedigree, too, learning on San Antonio’s staff under Gregg Popovich. Still though … just three years after one of the most uninspiring Pistons seasons ever engineered by Curry, he’s in the running for another head coaching gig. That statement would’ve seemed pretty improbable not that long ago.