The Jason Kidd Wagering Is A Bust

When searching for a head coach, Frank Vogel was the Lakers 3rd option. Forcing Jason Kidd on Vogel was seen as a way to usher Kidd in at the expense of Vogel’s medicority. But a funny thing happened on the way to the Kidd-Laker coronation. Vogel is skilled at coaching in the playoffs.

The Season: Orlando Magic

Magic New Faces: Mohamed Bomba (R), Justin Jackson (R), Isaiah Briscoe (R), Jarrell Martin, Timofey Mozgov, Jerian Grant, Melvin Frazier (5) Magic 2017-18 Weaknesses: 28th: 3-Point Percentage. 26th: Total Rebounding.  25th: Offensive Rebounding, Offensive Rating. 24th: Defensive Rebounding. Points Scored. 24th: Opponents Points. 20th: Steals, Field Goal Percentage (Defense). Magic 2017-18 Achievements:  8th: 3-Point Attempts. Leading Scorer: Evan Fournier, 17.8 points Best Defensive Rating: Nikola Vucevic, 106…

Vogel’s Vengeance

On May 12, 2016, the Orlando Magic were thrown for a huge loop: their first year head coach, Scott Skiles, suddenly resigned.  It was especially odd, considering that Skiles had just guided the Magic to a 35-47 record, a 10 win improvement from the previous season.  Now what were the Magic to do?  Luckily for…