Jacque Vaughn hired as head coach of the Orlando Magic

Jacque Vaughn hired as head coach of the Orlando Magic

Postby Basketball Fan on Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:09 am

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Jacque Vaughn hired as head coach of the Orlando Magic


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Jul 28, 2012, 11:36 AM EDT

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The Orlando Magic announced Saturday, following multiple media reports including the first from the Orlando Sentinel, that they have hired 37-year-old former NBA player and Spurs assistant Jacque Vaughn as their new head coach.

The move is not a surprise, as Vaughn has been in the running for weeks, and held a second reported interview with the Magic brass during NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Vaughn missed a game coaching the Spurs’ Summer League team to interview.

Vaughn only retired from playing in 2009, and has spent the past two seasons with the Spurs under Gregg Popovich. Magic GM Rob Hennigan is himself a former Spurs executive having worked with Sam Presti there before joining Presti in Oklahoma City prior to his hire by the Magic. It’s clear that the Magic are trying to emulate the Spurs’ approach. Not an easy thing when you consider the relative success of some of the disciples, but if you’re going to model yourself after someone, that’s the team to do it.

Vaughn came under fire from Shaquille O’Neal recently who questioned why Mike Malone or Brian Shaw was not hired. O’Neal admitted in an interview with NBATV after the schedule release Thursday that he doesn’t know Jacque Vaughn at all, which should come as absolutely zero surprise to anyone.

The Magic managed to keep the interview process under wraps and clearly went in a direction away from more known candidates and towards ones that espoused the kind of quiet approach Hennigan has taken to management early on. Vaughn better get ready to speak a lot, though, with the Dwight Howard situation still unresolved and a roster that could change dramatically at any moment.

The Magic went young, they went with someone from a tree they trusted, they went with someone who comes highly recommended. It’s a gamble, but maybe the kind the organization needs to make.
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Re: Jacque Vaughn hired as head coach of the Orlando Magic

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:37 am

Awe yea... The Magic made a decision...... Rock on Magic.. Rock On
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Postby therealdeal on Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:25 pm

Howard should be gone some time next week.

Not saying they will, but they should.
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Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:00 pm

They took their sweet time.
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Re: Jacque Vaughn hired as head coach of the Orlando Magic

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:51 pm

therealdeal wrote:Howard should be gone some time next week.

Not saying they will, but they should.


or the week after or the week after or sometime during the next CBA
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Re: Jacque Vaughn hired as head coach of the Orlando Magic

Postby kray28 on Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:46 pm

Congratulations to John Muir High School alum Jacque Vaughn. He was a star PG for them my senior year, and our schools met in a great game that season. Great to see another SoCal product get a head coaching gig in the NBA.
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Postby jimbo327 on Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:55 pm

Pasadena in the house! :jam2:
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Re: Jacque Vaughn hired as head coach of the Orlando Magic

Postby therealdeal on Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:09 pm

I went to CV and thoroughly enjoyed getting my butt kicked by Muir. :man10:
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Postby Jigglin Jello on Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:54 pm

jimbo327 wrote:Pasadena in the house! :jam2:


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Re: Jacque Vaughn hired as head coach of the Orlando Magic

Postby kray28 on Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:58 am

therealdeal wrote:I went to CV and thoroughly enjoyed getting my butt kicked by Muir. :man10:


I went to La Canada...we played you guys every year (first game of the season in football). My senior year, we played Muir in football. They were heavily favored to kick our butts badly, but only beat us 6-3 in the end. We almost had them.

We beat them in basketball though. Vaughn was great, but he was only one guy...
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Re: Jacque Vaughn hired as head coach of the Orlando Magic

Postby therealdeal on Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:36 am

kray28 wrote:
therealdeal wrote:I went to CV and thoroughly enjoyed getting my butt kicked by Muir. :man10:


I went to La Canada...we played you guys every year (first game of the season in football). My senior year, we played Muir in football. They were heavily favored to kick our butts badly, but only beat us 6-3 in the end. We almost had them.

We beat them in basketball though. Vaughn was great, but he was only one guy...


Yeah I graduated a while ago, but came back to coach for a year. The game against Muir we were supposed to get crushed by their young star running back (forgot his name...) and we did. :man10: But we made it up on special teams with two forced fumbles that were run back for touchdowns. The game came down to a field goal attempt by our kicker who was a soccer player. It was a 60 yard attempt straight away. He booted it and it was straight, looked good... hits the top of the cross bar and bounces back. We lose. Tough game...

As for La Canada, I'm not sure why it wasn't more of a rivalry with you guys. We always went to war with Arcadia, but I never hated La Canada. I played Pee Wee on the Gladiators WAY back. :man10:

As for Vaughn I can't say I remember much but I wasn't up on my Muir athletes. Good for him though that a local boy got a HC gig.
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Re: Jacque Vaughn hired as head coach of the Orlando Magic

Postby purp n gold on Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:36 pm

This is the same "Rock Jacque" Vaughn right?
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Postby Basketball Fan on Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:08 pm

Yep same guy
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Postby ben_ready on Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:46 am

Unreal to see a childhood friend become head coach of a NBA team congrats jv yell™
great "scott"! you're too "green", and not "worthy" enough to taste the "magic" "kareem"(cream)/You flew the "coop" "west" so don't fuss just drive the "buss"(bus),while i eat my "chick" n' "stu"(chicken stew) in the aisle,"back 2 back" with "riles" my favorite laker squad
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Re: Jacque Vaughn hired as head coach of the Orlando Magic

Postby JSM on Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:14 pm

:man10: How? Did no one else want this nightmare of a job?

Here's Shaq's exact tweet:

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Orlando magic is about to hire jock Vaugh over mike Malone or Brian shaw are u kidding me, wow, good luck winning wit Dat team Dwite howard
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Re: Jacque Vaughn hired as head coach of the Orlando Magic

Postby Basketball Fan on Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:55 pm

Probably figured Dwight wasn't coming back why go to a rebuilding project heck Brian is better staying put in Indy at least the Pacers are going places.
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Postby John3:16 on Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:53 pm

Vaughn? Wow! Orlando is in full tank mode.
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