Magic hire Jamahl Mosley as head coach

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The Orlando Magic are hiring Dallas Mavericks assistant Jamahl Mosley to be their next head coach, the team announced Sunday.

Mosley's contract is a four-year pact, sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

"We would like to welcome Jamahl and his family to the Magic family," Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman said. "Within the NBA coaching community, Jamahl is considered a rising star. His coaching path is rooted in player development. He is a communicator and connector, and we look forward to him leading our group."

Mosley served as an assistant under former Dallas head coach Rick Carlisle for the last seven seasons, holding the Mavericks' defensive coordinator title since the start of the 2018-19 campaign. The 42-year-old has also been an assistant with the Cleveland Cavaliers (2010-14) and Denver Nuggets (2007-10). He'll now be tasked with leading the Magic's rebuild by helping develop young talents, including Markelle Fultz and Jonathan Isaac.

Mosley replaces Steve Clifford as Orlando's bench boss. Clifford coached the club for the last three seasons, helping it earn back-to-back playoff appearances in 2018-19 and 2019-20.

The Magic finished the 2020-21 campaign sitting 14th in the Eastern Conference with a 21-51 record.

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