Report: Orlando Magic request to interview Lakers assistant coach for vacant head coaching position

Peter Dewey
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The Orlando Magic reportedly have requested to interview Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd for their open head coaching position.

The Magic parted ways with head coach Steve Clifford following the 2020-21 regular season.

Orlando is entering a rebuilding phase after it traded Aaron Gordon, Evan Fournier and Nikola Vucevic at the trade deadline during the season.

Kidd has been an assistant for the Lakers for the past two seasons. He was a part of the team that won the title in the NBA’s Orlando, Fla. bubble and is a highly respected assistant.

In his coaching career, Kidd served as the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks.

He has a career record of 183-190. He led both franchises to the playoffs and won one playoff series with the Nets in the 2013-14 season.

The Magic finished the 2020-21 season with a 21-51 record which was 14th in the Eastern Conference.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.