Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Magic Hope Vaughn is the Next Doc Rivers
The Orlando Magic may have just identified their next Doc Rivers.
The Magic introduced Jacque Vaughn as their new head coach at a news conference Monday, and Vaughn seemingly reminded everyone of a young Doc, whom the Magic plucked from the broadcast booth in 1999 and turned into an NBA head coach. Like Doc when he came to Orlando, Jacque is a former NBA point guard who has never been a head coach before at any level. But there’s just something about the way he walks and talks that makes you think he might be something special someday.
He is an intelligent, eloquent man who loves poetry and quoted Maya Angelou on Monday: “Some people will forget what you said and how you said it, but they’ll never forget how you make them feel.” He communicates and relates well to players. He has charisma, a sense of humor and that innate ability to light up a press conference.