Magic interim coach Borrego to finish the season

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Orlando Magic interim head coach James Borrego smiles during a news conference after the firing of Orlando Magic head coach Jacque Vaughn, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Stephen M. Dowell) MAGS OUT; NO SALES

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Orlando Magic interim coach James Borrego will remain in that post at least through the end of the season.

In addition, the team announced Tuesday that it has added Igor Kokoskov (kuh-KOS-kov) as an assistant coach.

Borrego took over after Jacque Vaughn was fired earlier this month following a 15-37 start to his third season. Vaughn’s assistant coaches Brett Gunning and Wes Unseld Jr. were also dismissed, along with advanced scouting manager Zack Guthrie. Laron Profit and Jay Hernandez, who both formerly worked in player development, were previously elevated to serve as Borrego’s assistants.

Borrego has gone 2-2 since taking over.

The 43-year-old Kokoskov has spent 14 seasons as an assistant coach in the NBA, most recently with the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2013-14 season.

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