Rob Hennigan "very proud" of Jacque Vaughn as Magic coach, according to report

Jacque Vaughn - Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Magic GM said Orlando supports the second-year head coach.

In an interview with Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan voiced support for Jacque Vaughn, his team's second-year head coach. "We're very proud of the job that Jacque has done," Hennigan told Schmitz. "His leadership has set the foundation."

Since Hennigan hired Vaughn prior to the 2012/13 season, Orlando's record stands at 30-87 (.256), the league's worst in that span. But the Magic are evaluating Vaughn on criteria other than wins and losses.

"They rely more on the intangibles for now: leadership, communication, developing young players, etc," says Schmitz of how Orlando grades Vaughn. "Vaughn is impossibly upbeat even as the losses pile up."

Under Vaughn's tenure, veteran swingman Arron Afflalo has bloomed into an All-Star candidate thanks to his rare combination of volume scoring and efficiency. Center Nik Vučević has shown promise as a foundational player, and Andrew Nicholson has expanded his offensive game to include a three-point shot.

Schmitz's full interview with Hennigan touches on a variety of topics, not simply Vaughn's job performance.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Orlando Pinstriped Post

You must be a member of Orlando Pinstriped Post to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Orlando Pinstriped Post. You should read them.

Join Orlando Pinstriped Post

You must be a member of Orlando Pinstriped Post to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Orlando Pinstriped Post. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker