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Assistant Borrego leaving Hornets for Magic

Associated Press Published: August 23, 2012

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hornets assistant coach James Borrego is leaving New Orleans for an assistant coaching job with Jacque Vaughn's new staff in Orlando.

Hornets head coach Monty Williams says current New Orleans assistant Bryan Gates will be taking on more responsibility in Borrego's absence. Williams has not said when he'll make a new addition to his staff, which also includes Randy Ayers, Dave Hanners and Fred Vinson.

Borrego is a former University of San Diego player who got his start in the NBA as a video coordinator for San Antonio Spurs in 2003. After working his way up to an assistant coaching role under Gregg Popovich, he became one of New Orleans top assistants when Williams took his first head coaching job with the Hornets during the 2010 offseason.