The Magic did the expected on Thursday, firing coach Frank Vogel, who never really got a chance to put his stamp on the team in two mish-mashed seasons that lacked real direction and yielded just 54 wins.

He may yet get another shot at head coaching, but for the Magic, an important choice now looms as the front office tries to establish an identity for the team. Orlando will be hiring its fourth coach in the last five years.

Some possibilities...

Monty Williams

Williams was a popular member of the Magic during his three years with the team, one of the mainstays of the gritty 1999-2000 edition of the team, which remains one of the most popular .500 teams in memory. He led New Orleans to two playoff appearances under some tough circumstances, and went on to coach with the Thunder before leaving the team following the tragic death of his wife in 2016.

Williams has been working in the Spurs’ front office, but he is expected to be back on the sideline as a head coach soon. Orlando would make good sense.

Darrell Armstrong

Of course, if we’re looking to the 1999-2000 Magic, Armstrong is the first name that comes to mind. He has had a good coaching education working with Rick Carlisle in Dallas since 2009, and he was considered a possibility for the Magic job in 2016. He’d be a well-liked choice, at the very least.

Brian Shaw

Another guy with ties to the Magic — he spent three seasons as a guard for Orlando — Shaw has been on Luke Walton’s Lakers staff for the past two years. As a head coach, he is in desperate need of a mulligan, having seen his two-year tenure in Denver go up in flames in near-open revolt from the players.

Shaw has a good enough reputation to warrant another shot, though, and he at least should get consideration from the Magic this time around.

Adrian Griffin

Few former players are as well-respected as Griffin, who has spent 10 years as an assistant coach and was a candidate for the Magic job when Vogel was hired in 2016. He has a good reputation for player development and has connections to Orlando GM

John Hammond, who hired him (when Griffin was just 34) to be an assistant coach with the Bucks in 2008.

Griffin has been patient in waiting for his chance to land a head-coaching job. This would be a good fit.

David Blatt

Blatt has a short but sweet NBA resume: one-and-a-half years, 83-40 record, one trip to the NBA Finals. He would like to get back into the NBA as a head coach, and Blatt is deserving of another shot.

He didn’t mesh well with the veteran-laden group he had in Cleveland, but remember, he was hired for that job before LeBron James returned to the Cavaliers — he was viewed as a developmental coach. That’s the job he’d have to do in Orlando.

Rex Kalamian

Kalamian has been a coaching lifer, and he has connections to Hammond going back to the Clippers in the 1990s. Kalamian is now with the Raptors and also has connections to team president Jeff Weltman, who was the GM in Toronto before taking the Magic job. He’s been considered a potential head coaching prospect for years now.

Jerry Stackhouse

Stackhouse is a 19-year NBA veteran who has impressed observers with his work coaching Toronto’s G-League team (with which Weltman was involved). He is only 42 and short on overall coaching experience, but he would be a worthwhile risk for a rebuilding group like the Magic.

David Fizdale

The Magic need a coach willing to go through the grind of developing young players in a rebuilding situation, and Fizdale has brandished a reputation as a great developer of young talent. The question, though, is whether Fizdale — who will be much sought-after — would view the Orlando job as too much of a risk.

Jim Boylen

Boylen has been coaching for more than three decades now, starting back in 1987 as an assistant with Michigan State and currently serving as the associate head coach for the Bulls. Boylen knows what it takes to win, having been part of title teams with both the Rockets in 1994 and 1995 and the Spurs in 2014.

He had a brief tenure as the head coach at the University of Utah, which did not end well, but he’s better suited for an NBA coaching gig.