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The first player Jacque Vaughn likely talked to as he introduced himself to his new team was the only player at Amway Center on Monday afternoon. Glen Davis was hanging around the back of the press conference and met with Vaughn afterward. Davis snuck out before the majority of the media could talk with him, but he spoke with John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com and gave a ringing endorsement for the new coach.
There was a fair amount of skepticism about Vaughn entering the hire. His name was not quite as "sexy" as Brian Shaw or Michael Malone's. That is what many fans wanted, maybe with an eye of still keeping Dwight Howard in the fold. Vaughn certainly was not on the initial list many anticipated. Vaughn, though, proved himself in interviews with Rob Hennigan and the DeVos family.
Fans remained skeptical until finally meeting Vaughn for the first time. Vaughn came across very perceptive and driven. He came across as someone who would stay very even and inspire his playe...
BEST OF MAXIM
Everyone wants to move on. Everyone is waiting.
Now that the Magic have a head coach, have a general manager, the next step is undoubtedly to build a team to play. It is already August and the Magic have added only two players to their roster -- Gustavo Ayon and Andrew Nicholson. Kyle O'Quinn remains unsigned, and, more importantly, Dwight Howard remains untraded.
Dwight Howard is still a member of the Orlando Magic.
It would have been hard to predict that with the acrimonious dialogue between the franchise and the Magic since the end of last season. It seems like reports had Howard out of Orlando on at least two occassions this offseason.
Yet, when Orlando could not find any offers it liked in late June, the Magic put the trade talks...
Shortly after being introduced as the new head coach of the Orlando Magic on Monday, Jacque Vaughn shared what he felt was the best piece of advice he received in the days leading up to him accepting his first head-coaching job.
Get good people around you, the 37-year-old former NBA point guard Vaughn said. Its as simple as that.
Wise words, indeed, from the nameless mentor. But...
Jacque Vaughn says he's ''humbled'' to become the Magic's next head coach and that he's excited to lead the team next season, no matter what Orlando's roster looks in the face of Dwight Howard's unsolved status.
Vaughn was named the 10th coach in franchise history over the weekend and was officially introduced in a news conference Monday.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Jacque Vaughn says he's "humbled" to become the Magic's next head coach and that he's excited to lead the team next season, no matter what Orlando's roster looks in the face of Dwight Howard's unsolved status.
Vaughn was named the 10th coach in franchise history over the weekend and was officially introduced in a news conference...
The Philadelphia 76ers announced earlier on July 31, 2012, the signing of rookie free agent guard and local basketball product Maalik Wayns.
Sources say; the deal is for one-year around $500,000.
After going undrafted during this year’s NBA Draft, Wayns’ accepted his invitation to play point guard for the Orlando Magic in the 2012 Orlando Pro Summer League, and showed his Philly...
It is not quite a trade involving Dwight Howard, but the Magic have begun moving forward toward their uncertain future. The Magic hired Spurs assistant coach Jacque Vaughn to be their head coach.
This is not a move that likely will convince Dwight Howard to rescind his trade request. After all, Vaughn has only two years of coaching experience and he is not (as far as we know) the...
Stop me if you've heard this before, but an NBA franchise with its roots laid in the San Antonio Spurs' system. In case you missed it, the Orlando Magic hired former Spurs assistant coach Jacques Vaughn as their new head coach. Before that, they hired Rob Hennigan, who spent time in the Spurs front office before following Sam Presti to Oklahoma City. Josh Robbins from...
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