Coach Jacque Vaughn Asked Glen Davis to Be in Shape When Season Starts

by August 03, 2012

New Orlando Magic head coach Jacque Vaughn didn’t mince words when he met with forward Glen Davis, asking the big man to make sure he’s in shape when training camp kicks off. From the Orlando Sentinel: “He has met already with Glen Davis, the team’s projected starter at power forward. What was Vaughn’s message to Davis? ‘Just be ready,’ Davis recalled. ‘Just making sure that you’re ready. You’re going to have the opportunity to be a contributor here. You’re going to have the opportunity to do big things, and you just be ready, making sure that you come in [to training camp Oct. 1] the right way, in the right shape, and just holding me accountable.’ Davis entered last season’s training camp, his first with the Magic, a bit out of shape after the five-month NBA lockout. One of his goals this offseason has been to improve his conditioning. Davis attended Vaughn’s introductory press conference Monday and left impressed about his new, 37-year-old coach. […] ‘I called him a ‘thirsty dog,’ because I know he’s been chomping at the bits to get on that level of coaching. Now he has the opportunity to do that. I’m blessed and fortunate to be in a situation to be his first pupil.'”