Orlando to interview Spurs’ assistant Vaughn for head coaching position
Apr 07, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard (12) lays on the court after a collision with a Philadelphia 76ers at the end of the second quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. The Magic defeated the Sixers 88-82. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
Spurs assistant coach Jacque Vaughn is one of the candidates to fill Orlando’s coaching vacancy along with Michael Malone, Brian Shaw and Quin Snyder according to Jeff Garcia of Project Spurs.
Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel:
The Orlando Magic are expected to interview Michael Malone, Brian Shaw, Quin Snyder and Jacque Vaughn for their head-coaching vacancy, the Orlando Sentinel has learned from league sources.
Although it’s unclear whether additional candidates are on the list or will be added to the list, Magic general manager Rob Hennigan likely will conduct first-round interviews with Malone, Shaw, Snyder and Vaughn over the next week.
If Vaughn earns the job, this is just another example of a franchise pillaging the Spurs’ foundation. Of course, San Antonio has continued to excel regardless, indicating that the system is more important than any one individual.
Spurs’ assistant general manager Dennis Lindsey was among the final four candidates for Orlando’s general manager position but the much younger Rob Hennigan earned the job.
Danny Ferry, San Antonio’s vice president of basketball operations, was named the Atlanta Hawks’ general manager last week and proceeded to rid the franchise of Joe Johnson’s abominable contract and approximately $81.5 million of future salary commitments. Ferry’s tactics already have some wondering he should win the Executive of the Year award outright.
Whether Vaughn earns the job, one fact rings true: It will hurt but the Spurs will be just fine.