I think he’s going to continue to get better. He’s a worker. He’s very talented,” Magic President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman said of the 20-year-old.
The buzz: The 26-year-old Thornwell opened the season with the Pelicans, who waived him in February before bringing him back on a 10-day contract. Thornwell then found himself out of a job in March when his second 10-day deal expired. Approximately six weeks later, he was in a Magic uniform as the team sought short-term roster help to close out the season.
Multiple teams in offseason mode are searching for their next head coach. One of the latest teams to move on from their last head coach are the Orlando Magic. After finishing with a 21-51 record and placing 14th in the Eastern Conference, the Magic are entering a full rebuild.