College - Kansas
Jacque Vaughn was named head coach of the Orlando Magic on July 27, 2012. Vaughn became the tenth head coach in franchise history. He is the
second-youngest head coach in the NBA.
During his first year at the helm, Orlando finished with a record of 20-62 (.244). He recorded his first NBA head coaching victory on Nov. 2, 2012 vs.
Denver, then later notched his first road victory on Nov. 16 @ Detroit. The Magic surprised many by opening the season with a 12-13 record. However, the
team suffered multiple injuries to key players, resulting in 208 total games missed due to injury/illness, the fourth-most in the NBA, which led to 27
different starting lineups, the second-most in the league.
More importantly, Vaughn and his staff took the sixth-youngest roster in the NBA and helped develop several promising young players.
Prior to joining the Magic, Vaughn spent two seasons (2010-12) as an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs. During Vaughn’s two seasons on San
Antonio’s staff, the Spurs compiled a regular season record of 111-37 (.750). He was also a member of their 2006-07 NBA Championship team as a player.
Vaughn was originally selected in the first round (27th overall) of the 1997 NBA Draft by Utah. He played 12 years in the NBA from 1997-2009
with Utah, Atlanta, Orlando, New Jersey and San Antonio, averaging 4.5 ppg. and 2.5 apg. in 776 career regular season games.
Vaughn played 80 games (48 starts) with the Orlando Magic during the 2002-03 season, averaging 5.9 ppg., 2.9 apg. and 1.5 rpg. in 21.1 minpg.
As a collegian, Vaughn played four years at Kansas University. He was named Second Team All-America during both his junior (1995-96) and senior (1996-97)
campaigns by The Associated Press. Vaughn concluded his collegiate career as the school’s all-time leader in assists with 804. He was named the Big Eight
Conference Player of the Year in 1996 and the Newcomer of the Year in 1994.
Vaughn also excelled off the court, being named a two-time First Team GTE Academic All-American and the 1996-97 GTE Team Member of the Year, signifying him
as the top student-athlete among Division I basketball players, after posting a 3.72 GPA. He earned his degree in business administration while at KU.
Vaughn and his wife, Laura, have two sons, Jalen and Jeremiah.