Jacque Vaughn has a calm demeanor at all times. He is the anti-Stan Van Gundy in that way. He doesn't stomp his feet and gesticulate, yell or gyrate. He gives a stern stare and a calm word. He and his coaching staff discuss and plan what they are going to say.
There is strategy behind everything.
Take the decision to move Maurice Harkless into the starting lineup. It came as somewhat of a surprise to many as it was a closely guarded state secret. When I asked Vaughn the next game if Harkless would make a second start, his eyes widened and he feigned a shocked look and asked in a hurried tone whether he had missed the deadline to turn his lineup in.
It drew a chuckle from the experienced members of the media who knew Vaughn likes to keep those decisions close to the vest. The next game, for the record, another reporter asked the same question and just to keep the media members like me "on your toes."
That approach though has worked for the Magic. Vaughn ...