Frank Vogel reaches deal with Orlando Magic

The Sports Xchange

Posted at May 20 2016 06:17 PM

Frank Vogel reacts to an official's call. Photo by Brent Smith, REUTERS

Frank Vogel has reached a deal in principle to become the new coach of the Orlando Magic, the Orlando Sentinel reported Thursday.

Vogel will replace Scott Skiles, who resigned as coach last week after one season on the job.

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Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks were unanimous selections on the NBA All-Rookie Team, the NBA announced.

Joining Towns and Porzingis on the first team are Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns, Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets and Jahlil Okafor of the Philadelphia 76ers.

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The Toronto Raptors will again be without center Jonas Valanciunas when they visit the Cleveland Cavaliers in Thursday's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Valanciunas has been sidelined since injuring his right ankle in Game 3 of the second-round series against the Miami Heat.

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Pat Riley expects a fun July in Miami, and his plan starts with getting on the right side with center Hassan Whiteside.

Whiteside's contract is the matter of utmost importance to the Heat, Riley said. Also up in the air is the future of forward Chris Bosh.

His contract would only come off the books if he's traded or forced into medical retirement, in which case the deal isn't erased until February, a calendar year after his last game. Bosh said last week retirement was not currently a consideration. (Editing by Frank Pingue)

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