Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 9:40 am  |  6 responses

Glen Davis Says Doc Rivers is ‘Military-Minded’, Jacque Vaughn is Like Ghandi

When asked to compare the two coaches he’s played for in the NBA, Glen “Big Baby” Davis gave an interesting answer regarding Doc Rivers and Jacque Vaughn’s differing approaches. From the Boston Herald: “Now that Glen Davis is co-captain of the Orlando Magic, the former Celtic only hopes that his maturity is showing. The forward goes into tonight’s game against his old team as Orlando’s second leading scorer (14.9 ppg), but believes his overall development is a reflection of another kind of transition. He’s moved on from under the pressure of Doc Rivers’ strong hand to the more liberal touch of Magic coach Jacque Vaughn. Listen to Davis’ description of the change, and you can’t help but believe that he’s gone from boot camp to an ashram. ‘Different guys,’ he said. ‘Doc is more of a military-minded kind of guy, and Jacque is more of a Gandhi kind of guy. Soft but powerful. Doc’s more get the job done, and Jacque Vaughn is more the kind of guy who will ask you, Would you feel comfortable getting the job done?’ said Davis. ‘I think that’s different with players. But in my system, I think I just feel better functioning in Jacque’s system. Doc wasn’t the kind of guy to pat you on your back and say, good job, man. He’s more like, OK, move on. In a way that’s positive, but some players are different. Jacque’s a different kind of guy. He pats you on your back – good job. That’s his motivation. But at the same time he still holds you accountable if you’re doing things wrong.’”

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  • http://twitter.com/ec_lkhaa Will Lee

    dude cuz vaughn is a rookie coach and he knows nothing about winning a champ yet. he’s patting your shoulder cuz he knows u aren’t in playoffs anyways LOL

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Another player who wants to be coddled basically. KG got at him and he cried. I’m not surprised to hear these comments.

  • spit hot fiyah

    i’d rather go to war with someone who is military minded

  • roscoe

    does big baby burp when he gets a pat on the back?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003246310246 Jason Carter

    so he wants the soft hand of coach J to pat him on the small off his back and tell him good job…ok

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    How old is he? Jacque is for boys, Doc is for men