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The Top 5 Coaches In Orlando Magic History

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The Top 5 Coaches In Orlando Magic History

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The Orlando Magic have a somewhat storied history with head coaches. As current head coach Jacque Vaughn tries to carve out a space in Magic history, I thought it would be great to take a look back at the top five head coaches in team history.

5. Matt Guokas

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5. Matt Guokas

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Guokas was the Magic's first head coach, coming over from the Philadelphia 76ers in 1988. Though he only compiled an 111-217 record in his four seasons as head coach, he will always hold a special place in the hearts of Magic fans.

4. Chuck Daly

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4. Chuck Daly

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Daly will always be remembered for being the legendary coach of the Detroit Pistons. But he spent two successful seasons in Orlando, where he guided the Penny Hardaway-led Magic to a 74-58 record. He may not have won it all, but he won enough to be on this list.

3. Doc Rivers

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3. Doc Rivers

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Many people forget this, but Orlando was where Rivers launched his coaching career. He was the coach of the famous "heart and hustle" team in 1999-2000, and went on to compile a 171-168 record with the Magic. So yeah, he was Orlando's first, Boston and L.A.!

2. Stan Van Gundy

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2. Stan Van Gundy

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Van Gundy was the leader of the Magic's second golden age of 2007-2012. He developed Dwight Howard into the player he is now and led the team to their second Finals berth in team history. Whatever fans may feel about him, he was the second greatest coach in team history.

1. Brian Hill

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1. Brian Hill

Brian Hill, Orlando Magic
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Although he is no longer the team's all-time leader in victories (that now belongs to Stan Van Gundy), Hill will forever be remembered for leading the Magic to the team's first ever Finals berth. And if Nick Anderson never missed those four free-throws, I could be calling him the only coach in team history to win a championship. But that's in the past.