Found October 21, 2013 on NESN.com:
PLAYERS: Jacque Vaughn
TEAMS: Orlando Magic
The morning shootaround is one of those things most NBA teams just do without wondering why they do it. It’s been done for years and it’s usually not too much hassle, so the tradition carries on. Orlando Magic coach Jacque Vaughn is finally questioning that tradition. His team has not held shootarounds before its games this preseason and he plans to do away with them for good once the regular season starts, he told the Orlando Sentinel. “Have I made a conscious effort to not have some shootarounds? Yes,” Vaughn told reporters Sunday. “And will that continue throughout the course of the year? Probably, yes. I took a scope of all the things that we did last year — what I liked, what I didn’t like, what I thought was efficient. And that’s what I’m about, efficiency.” Shootarounds have been held for decades in the late mornings before games. The official reasoning is to allow players a chance to get some shots up and for coaches to go over final game plan details, but one of the main re...
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