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Trail Blazers Assistant Coach David Vanterpool to Interview with Magic

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Chris Haynes of ESPN reports that one of Portland’s coaches is drawing interest in Orlando.

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Highly-regarded Trail Blazers Assistant Coach David Vanterpool has been granted permission to interview with the Orlando Magic, who are seeking a new Head Coach. Chris Haynes of ESPN tweeted the information on Saturday night.

Vanterpool has been credited with helping improve Portland’s defense during the 2017-18 season. The Blazers rose from 21st to 8th in the league in defensive efficiency over the course of the season.