Spurs' James Borrego rejects New Mexico offer

Mar 15, 2015; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic head coach James Borrego reacts against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half at Amway Center. Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Orlando Magic 123-108. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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According to Yahoo! Sports, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach, James Borrego, has turned down the head-coaching job with the University of New Mexico.

San Antonio assistant James Borrego, a front-runner for the University of New Mexico head-coaching job, has decided to remain with the Spurs, league sources told The Vertical.
Borrego, a native of Albuquerque, listened to New Mexico’s pitch last week but informed school officials on Sunday night that he planned to exit the search process and continue pursuit of future head-coaching opportunities in the NBA, league sources said.

Last week, news hit that James was the front-runner for the job at New Mexico.

This is Borrego’s second stint with San Antonio, before leaving to join the New Orleans Hornets and the Orlando Magic before returning to San Antonio prior to the start of the 2015-16 season.

Borrego has a bright future as a coach in the NBA. Aside from his experience with the Spurs, he was an interim head coach with the Magic and was chased by the Rockets and Grizzlies this past summer before landing in San Antonio.

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