HoopsHype Jacque Vaughn rumors


March 2, 2014 Updates

When asked how his players remain motivated despite constant losing, Vaughn said, “The good thing is twice a month they receive something in their bank account and they’re professionals and the good thing is I’ll continue to push them. These guys want to be coached. And they want to be pushed to greatness and that’s what you tap into, and that’s what you push them toward each single day.” The consensus is the Magic won’t be down much longer. Harris, Harkless, Nikola Vucevic, and the splendid Victor Oladipo are all 23 or under, and the Magic are likely to select in the top five of this year’s fruitful draft. Boston Globe

March 1, 2014 Updates

"He's the most efficient guy in the game right now," coach Jacque Vaughn said. "He gets the shots that he wants throughout the course of the game, and that's pretty tough to even concede even one possession throughout the course of the game. I think his post-up game is growing also, but he has an innate ability to pass the basketball, and he takes pride in not turning the ball over. "Pretty impressive." Orlando Sentinel

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But that’s a need on a Nets team that already has scorers such as Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Paul Pierce. Collins is the kind of guy who will throw his body around to create space for his teammates or helpstop his opponents, always valuable and appreciated traits. “Jason was one of the best teammates I ever had. When you talk about being a good teammate, it’s being prepared and doing your job every night, being able to be counted on. That’s a good teammate,” said Orlando coach Jacque Vaughn, who played with Collins on the Nets. Washington Times

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The possibility of a trade and the false rumors that spread so easily over social media can create angst for even the most wily veteran. But coach Jacque Vaughn hasn’t mentioned one word about the deadline to any of his Orlando Magic players, who lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 101-93 on Wednesday night. “I’ll always be that way,” Vaughn said. “I’ll tell the guys the most important thing about today is you’ve got a game. It’s today’s game. And, for me, there’s no need to mention it. If it comes, it goes. Then we’ll deal with any ramifications if there are any.” Orlando Sentinel

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Davis sat out the entire fourth quarter in the Magic’s 109-100 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He wasn’t having a great game, but as a veteran, he wanted the chance to be out there. Coach Jacque Vaughn went with second-year forward Andrew Nicholson (12 points, 10 rebounds) for all but 10 seconds of the fourth period. Davis finished with just six points on only five shots and had four rebounds in only 23 minutes. Nicholson had 12 points and 10 rebounds, but missed 3-of-4 shots in the final quarter and committed four fouls, picking up his fourth by shoving Cavs forward Anderson Varejao in the back. Nicholson was ejected and given a Flagrant-2. Vaughn said that Nicholson took exception to Varejao trying to show up the Magic by scoring a layup with 10 seconds left with the game in hand. Orlando Sentinel

October 17, 2013 Updates

Alex Martins: ``I’ve been incredibly impressed by Jacque. He’s everything that I had hoped that he would be and more. Clearly, when someone hasn’t been a head coach yet there’s always a question of how he makes the transition sitting in the next chair (from assistant to head coach). He’s handled it better than anyone would have expected. He does have the right temperament for this process, but also he’s got the right temperament for a team that is going to be very successful in the future as well. He has that great balance of teaching and holding players accountable. Those are hard traits to find in a head coach. NBA.com

JD: These days there are several teams in the NBA going through the rebuilding process, but they seem devoid of pieces to build around and there isn’t much hope. In Orlando, the fact that you have a core four of players, a rising star in GM Rob Hennigan and a solid coach in place in Jacque Vaughn. How good does it feel to have your foundation for the future already in place? Alex Martins: ``I couldn’t be more proud the way our basketball operations staff has performed, particularly with Rob’s leadership. Putting the right pieces in place and getting the right kind of players in is so important. Getting players who have an incredibly high work ethic, a team focus and are humble and hungry – those are all traits of any of our core players. The fact that we’re building that way bodes very well for the future. We definitely have a strong core in place and I’m eagerly awaiting to see how they all come into place this year and how much progress they have made. NBA.com

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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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