Orlando Magic are looking at Frank Vogel insists general manager Rob Hennigan

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The Orlando Magic were stunned on Thursday after it was revealed that Scott Skiles had resigned from his position as head coach after less than a year in the Sunshine State.

His decision to leave the Magic added another dimension to the coaching merry-go-round that has gone into overdrive since the regular season came to an end.

The franchise are now on the lookout for someone who can finally get the best out of their young, promising, but disjointed roster that includes the likes of Victor Oladipo, Elfrid Payton and Aaron Gordon.

One man who is on the Magic's radar is former Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel, who himself was only let go by Larry Bird nine days ago.

General manager Rob Hennigan said Vogel was among a list of candidates and told the Orlando Sentinel: "Sort of the fulcrum of what we're looking for is someone who puts an emphasis on the defensive end of the floor.

"Someone who puts an emphasis on player development and also someone who puts an emphasis on building lasting connections with the players on our roster."

Vogel did a terrific job during his time in Indianapolis and many people were surprised to see him let go by the franchise after enjoying success in the shape of two consecutive Eastern Conference finals appearances in 2013 and 14.

Patrick Ewing is also a man who has been touted as a potential arrival in Orlando, and there are likely to be a wide number of candidates, but Vogel sure stands out as one of the major options.

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