The Magic have made no secret that they are hoping to develop talent and home-grow a team. That is the process the Spurs and Thunder used. That is why every trade rumor includes a desire for Orlando to acquire draft picks or young players on cheap contracts.
This season though is also about the development of Jacque Vaughn as a head coach.
Vaughn has been out of the NBA for a scant two seasons, spending those two years as an assistant coach with the Spurs, before getting the head coaching job with the Magic. Undoubtedly there would be some experience gap that Vaughn would have to fill and mistakes would be made.
Jacque Vaughn has had his own growing pains just like the young players on his roster. Vaughn runs practice on a strict schedule, a process gleaned from his time with Roy Williams as a player at Kansas and Gregg Popovich with the Spurs. He is extremely even-keeled and positive in his approach to the media.
Every loss seems to have a bright side. And that is g...