Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 7/23/12

Nothing is official yet but it appears that San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Jacque Vaughn will be the next head coach of the Orlando Magic. The Magic are still narrowing down their options but Vaughn appears to be the frontrunner.

There’s nothing that should indicate that Vaughn would be a bad head coach, but there’s one guy who’s not happy with the Magic’s decision. Former Magic center and current NBA big mouth analyst Shaquille O’Neal expressed his disapproval on Twitter.

“Orlando magic is about to hire jock Vaugh over mike Malone or Brian shaw are u kidding me, wow, good luck winning wit Dat team Dwite howard”

Shaq’s writing style really captures his voice, doesn’t it?

Spelling and grammatical errors aside, his disapproval is kind of a mystery to me. I’m wondering if there’s some bad blood between these two. They have played against each other a few times in their careers, but other than some healthy competition, I don’t know of any ongoing feud.

How can you automatically say Mike Malone and Brian Shaw would be better candidates than Jacque Vaughn? None of them have any NBA head coaching experience on which to base your opinion. My only explanation is that Shaq has it out for Vaughn.

Back in May, Shaq was rumored to be a candidate for Orlando’s open General Manager position. These rumors were quickly dismissed as being highly improbable, but Shaq could be throwing in his two cents in hopes of being considered the next time the position opens up.

Or maybe Shaq just likes to stir the pot.

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