Magic Notes: Mosley, Armstrong, Unseld Jr., Draft, Ross

Mavericks assistant Jamahl Mosley is expected to be hired as next coach of the Magic, and it’s possible he could bring former Magic guard Darrell Armstrong with him, according to Chris Hays of the Orlando Sentinel.Jamahl Mosley

Like Mosley, Armstrong has been an assistant with the Mavericks under former coach Rick Carlisle. (The Mavs have since hired Jason Kidd as Carlisle’s replacement.)

While Mosley is finalizing deal, general manager Jeff Weltman and the Magic have been mostly quiet on the process. As of Friday afternoon, “nothing was imminent” on naming a new coach, Hays wrote.

Armstrong played for the Magic from 1995-2003, helping to fuel the “Heart and Hustle” era.

More from Orlando

  • The Magic at one time seemed to leaning toward hiring Nuggets assistant Wes Unseld Jr., per Hays. But as Hoops Wire reported, Unseld appears to have emerged as the frontrunner for the Wizards vacancy.
  • Orlando owns the Nos. 5 and 8 overall picks, and it may want to consider a package to move up to No. 4 with the Raptors, writes Philip Rossman-Reich of FanSided. The first post-lottery Hoops Wire mock draft has the Magic selecting G League Ignite forward Jonathan Kuminga (No. 5) and Tennessee shooting guard Keon Johnson (No. 8).
  • A teenager who stole and totaled the Lamborghini owned by Magic guard/forward Terrence Ross has been arrested. You can read that full story in the Orlando Sentinel here.
  • You can also check out the full Hoops Wire post on Mosley and the Magic right here.

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