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Feb 06

Jacque Vaughn failed to live up to his potential

AP Photo/Jason DeCrow When the Magic named Jacque Vaughn as their new head coach in July 2012, making him the NBA’s youngest head coach at the time (then 37), the hiring was met with a mix of skepticism and optimism. Not much was known about Vaughn from a coaching standpoint, aside from the fact that …

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Mar 05

Dwight Howard’s impact still being felt in Orlando

Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Tonight, Dwight Howard returns to the house he built, Amway Center, for a second time as an opposing player. In his first go-around as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, Howard put up a dominant 39-point, 16-rebound, three-block performance against the Orlando Magic while being showered by boos all …

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Dec 30

Staying ahead of the statistical revolution

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images Though a rising tide ostensibly lifts all boats, the trend toward analytically-minded NBA head coaches has left Orlando Magic coach Jacque Vaughn adrift in the wake of public opinion. And it’s too bad, too, as Vaughn and the Magic were a year ahead of the curve. This past …

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