ORLANDO — Only part of the action is taking place on the court. While wannabes and might-have-beens are trading shots, rebounds and passes in the AirTran Orlando Pro Summer League, most of the talk swirls around the host team off the court.
Remember, whenever the Dwight Howard trade circus finally concludes, the Magic still need a head coach.
The latest candidates to get into the running are Jazz assistant coach Jeff Hornacek and Suns player development coach Lindsey Hunter. They join a list that includes Spurs assistant Jacques Vaughn, Warriors assistant Michael Malone and Pacers associate head coach Brian Shaw. Former Lakers assistant Quin Snyder passed up on an interview with the Magic and chose to take a similar job with CSKA Moscow.
Shaw and Hornacek are both currently in Orlando and buttonholed constantly by media, peers and friends in the hallways just outside the Amway Center practice court.
Shaw told the Orlando Sentinel that he is “playing the waiting game” and has no indication when new Magic general manager Rob Hennigan will make his decision.