The Osceola Magic, NBA G League affiliate of the Orlando Magic, have named Dylan Murphy head coach, Orlando Magic President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed.
Murphy will also serve as head coach of the Orlando Magic’s NBA 2K24 Summer League team in Las Vegas.
“Dylan (Murphy) has done a tremendous job in regard to player development in his role as an assistant coach with the Magic,” said Weltman. “He also brings past G League experience and we look forward to his continued leadership and seamless connectivity between the Osceola and Orlando Magic.”
Murphy has spent the last five seasons with the Orlando Magic, including three seasons as an assistant coach (2020-23). From 2018-20, he served as basketball operations analyst, providing analytics support to the coaching staff.
Murphy joined Orlando after serving as a graduate assistant with the men’s basketball team at Ball State University in 2018. Before his time with Ball State, he spent one season (2016-17) as an NBA G League scout for the Atlanta Hawks. In that role, he was responsible for identifying potential call-up candidates for the Hawks NBA roster.
Prior to Atlanta, Murphy spent three seasons (2013-16) as assistant coach of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA G League. In 2013-14, the Mad Ants won the NBA G League championship, posting a league-best record of 34-16 during the regular season and going a perfect 6-0 during their playoff run. In the following season (2014-15), the Mad Ants earned a second-straight trip to the G League Finals.
Murphy earned a bachelor’s degree in classics from Columbia University in 2012. He is married to his wife, Sarah.
The Osceola Magic, newly based in Kissimmee, FL, is the NBA G League affiliate of the Orlando Magic. One of 30 teams in the NBA G League, the Magic recently won the 2021 NBA G League Finals. For future information about tickets, merchandising and much more, visit OsceolaMagic.com.