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 hopefully whoever provided that sage wisdom also added a good luck and a firm pat on the back on the end, because more so than putting good people around him thats what Vaughn really going to need as he tries to right the Magics foundering ship.
Its not that Vaughn, who played 12 years in the league with five different teams, including one season with his new employer, isnt the right man for the job. No, its quite the contrary as Orlando looks to move on from the highly successful, yet emotionally challenging Stan Van Gundy era.
On the court, Vaughn was always smarter than he was talented which makes ...