Dylan Murphy will become the first head coach of the Osceola Magic.  

Murphy spent the last five seasons in the Orlando Magic organization – including  two seasons as a basketball operations analyst (2018-20), providing analytics support to the coaching staff.  He was promoted to assistant coach in 2020, where he has worked the last three seasons.

The Osceola Magic is the Orlando Magic’s entry in the developmental NBA G-League.  The team operated as the Lakeland Magic, before moving to Silver Spurs Arena in Heritage Park in time for the 2023-24 season.

In making the announcement, Orlando Magic President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman noted that “Dylan has done a tremendous job in regard to player development in his role as assistant coach with the Magic.  He also brings past G-League experience to the position and we look forward to his continued leadership and seamless connectivity between the Osceola and Orlando Magic.”

In addition to being the first head coach in Osceola Magic history, Murphy was also the head coach of the Orlando Magic’s NBA Summer League team in 2023.

Murphy brings a wealth of basketball experience to the position.  Prior to joining the Magic, he served as a graduate assistant coach at Ball State and spent one season in the NBA G-League as a 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.

Season tickets for the Osceola Magic’s 24-game schedule start as low as $240 and information and reservations are being accepted at Osceolamagic.com.  Premium seating options are available and the entire first-year schedule will be announced in the near future.