Vaughn Will Prioritize Player Development As Coach Of Magic
Jacque Vaughn will stress player development as head coach of the Magic.
“Development will be a huge component of what we do here,” said Vaughn, who spent the last two seasons as an assistant under Gregg Popovich. “I think San Antonio has done a good job of capitalizing on that part of the market. They’ve taken guys drafted 50th and drafted in the second round and created spots for guys that were on the summer-league team and ended up being integral parts of the team.”
Vaughn plans to assign a portion of his staff to skill development.
“I’m going to be a huge believer in development, and I’ll have guys on the staff that their focus will be development,” Vaughn said. “But we all will touch the players every single day. I’m a huge believer in that.”