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When the Orlando Magic find out from the NBA draft lottery next week where they’ll be picking, coach Jacque Vaughn will be hoping, more than anyone, that his franchise will get to make that first selection.
That’s when all the work will begin.
There isn’t going to be a Shaquille O’Neal or LeBron James in this draft that would make a huge difference between No. 1 and 2, but coaches obviously want the option of that first pick so they can go with the player they...Read Full Story
Jacque Vaughn has been around successful programs as a player and coach for a long time. But that hardly means he’ll be able to turn around the Orlando Magic, who went from a perennial playoff team to the worst squad in the NBA this season. Vaughn spent two seasons as assistant coach with the San [...]Read Full Story
Jacque Vaughn, who spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs and was a member of their 2006-07 NBA World Championship team as a player, has been named head coach, Orlando Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Vaughn becomes the tenth head coach in franchise history.
“We are beyond excited to name Jacque Vaughn as our head coach,” Hennigan said. “As we navigated through our coaching search, we quickly saw that Jacque’s spirit and leadership...Read Full Story
It’s hard to see why the Orlando Magic would not bring back Jacque Vaughn considering he had an impossible job as coach of the Dwight Howard-less team this season. It was a team originally not destined to become what they were: the worst team in the NBA. But if Vaughn does come back, he’ll have to do some soul [...]Read Full Story
Jacque Vaughn tried to pick up something from all of the coaches he played for in college and in the NBA — a group that includes Roy Williams , Jerry Sloan , Lon Kruger , Terry Stotts and Gregg Popovich . Read more Jacque Vaughn newsRead Full Story
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