HoopsHype Jacque Vaughn rumors

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When Vaughn was asked whether the NBA has a PED problem Wednesday, he definitively answered, "No. I can speak as a former player who's been in a lot of locker rooms, and I say no." I'm speaking as a sportswriter who's written a lot of columns about drug cheats in every sport, and I say yes. Superstars in nearly every athletic endeavor have been nabbed for PEDs; why would the NBA be immune? Orlando Sentinel

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SLAM: Is it strange playing for a really young coach? Jacque Vaughn is 37, younger than some guys in the League. NV: Actually, I really enjoy playing for Coach Vaughn. He’s very young, but I can tell he knows a lot about the game. He’s a great coach, he teaches well. And what I really like is he’s not gonna, like, yell at you and get on you really hard. He’s gonna stay calm. He’s a very calm guy but he has everybody’s respect. I think that that’s great. He doesn’t yell, he doesn’t go crazy when you do something wrong. If you play hard, you can miss every shot—as long as you play hard, he’s not gonna say anything. You just know you’ve got to play hard and you’re gonna play, and that’s all that matters. SLAM

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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 after today’s pre-game shootaround. “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.” Boston Herald

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The Magic have hired Brett Gunning to join head coach Jacque's Vaughn's staff as an assistant coach, a league source tells the Sentinel. Gunning spent the last four seasons with the Houston Rockets, including last season as an assistant coach. He served as the team's director of player development the previous three seasons. Orlando Sentinel

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CSNNW.com has learned that the Orlando Magic and new head coach Jacque Vaughn asked for permission to interview Griffin for their lead assistant position to which the Bulls denied the request. Apparently, the Bulls are only allowing him to interview for head coaching positions. Most of the time, a lead assistant role is the final step in becoming a legitimate head coaching candidate. Again, that's not always the path. However, a lead job for Griffin would most definitely be a step in the right direction. CSNNW.com

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Davis attended Vaughn’s introductory press conference Monday and left impressed about his new, 37-year-old coach. Davis remains impressed. “He’s a wonderful guy,” Davis said of Vaughn. “His upside is just amazing. Where he’s been in his life and his career, the things that he’s encountered as far as a basketball level and things like that is high. And he’s young. He’s ready. “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.” Orlando Sentinel

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Yannis Koutroupis: Vaughn: "I have not talked to Dwight" Notes that he hasn't talked to any Magic players yet, either, though. Twitter

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