Saturday, July 28th, 2012 at 3:55 pm  |  12 responses

Magic Hire Jacque Vaughn As Head Coach

More than two months after firing Stan Van Gundy, the Magic have hired Jacque Vaughn as their new head coach. Vaughn has been in the running for weeks and has spent the past two seasons with the Spurs under Gregg Popovich. The 37-year-old former PG retired from the NBA in 2009 and averaged 6 points and 3 assists for the T-Mac-led Magic in ’02-03. Per the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic have hired Jacque Vaughn as their new head coach. A team official said the Magic will hold a news conference Monday afternoon to introduce Vaughn, a former NBA point guard who spent the past two seasons as a San Antonio Spurs assistant coach. Vaughn will take over a team that is expected to trade superstar Dwight Howard, go into rebuilding mode and begin to emphasize developing young players. Vaughn, 37, is widely viewed within NBA circles as bright, hard-working and organized. But, at the same time, some league insiders have noted that he brings limited coaching experience. After retiring as a player in 2009, Vaughn was hired in 2010 by the Spurs as an assistant coach, working under Gregg Popovich.

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  • MDubb3

    Brian Shaw couldn’t get a head coaching job to save his life

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    What, Vaughn and Shaw is being blacked balled. WOW Howard is definitely leaving, they better off hiring Derek Fisher, if they will let Vaughn run the team.

  • basketball_iQ

    come on now, Vaughn has a pretty good pedigree.
    He fought hard for everything he wanted in this league, nothing was given. and i respect that as a basketball player who fought for everything I earned on the court and life.

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    Hey, I’ll take anyone who was a Spurs assistant. I have faith.

  • http://www.slam.com Nick Tha Quick

    Nothing against his coaching but I find it hard to get past what AI did to him when he played for the Spurs. Good luck though. Not easiest way to start your head coaching career but great for the ol’ resume.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    What Caboose said.. Pop hasen’t continued to hold the same job all these years because of his good looks…

  • Jeremy

    Wonder if his ankles feel better. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm8f5ks0ORs

  • LA Huey

    Spurs disciples have done pretty well for themselves in the L

  • B.C.

    What a joke.

  • http://www.xvideos.com nbk troll

    As the world turns

  • http://bedotwater.bandcamp.com BE.water

    All I remember Jacque Vaughn for was playing hard defense, but getting cooked often. He’s in so many crossover highlights it’s ridiculous.

  • http://bedotwater.bandcamp.com BE.water

    It’s like the front of his jersey didnt have the team name – it just read “cross me.”