Jacque T. Vaughn (born February 11, 1975) is an American professional basketball coach and former player. He serves as assistant head coach of the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
|Born||February 11, 1975|
Los Angeles, California
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school||John Muir (Pasadena, California)|
|NBA draft||1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th overall|
|Selected by the Utah Jazz|
|2004–2006||New Jersey Nets|
|2006–2009||San Antonio Spurs|
|2010–2012||San Antonio Spurs (assistant)|
|2016–present||Brooklyn Nets (assistant)|
|2020||Brooklyn Nets (interim)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||3,463 (4.5 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,028 (1.3 rpg)|
|Assists||1,919 (2.5 apg)|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
A native of Pasadena, California, Vaughn attended John Muir High School in nearby Pasadena, where he maintained a 3.94 GPA, and became the best high school player in that area since former Muir and NBA standout Stacey Augmon. Vaughn excelled both on and off the court, and by his senior year was ranked as high as the no. 7 high school recruit in the country and the no. 2 point guard in the class of 1993 behind arguably the nation's top player that year, Randy Livingston. Over the course of the season, Vaughn averaged over 21 points and 19 assists per game, while also compiling six triple-doubles. Named a First-Team All-American by nearly every publication on the market, Vaughn rounded off his special season with a selection to participate in the prestigious McDonald's All-American Game where he put on a show, scoring only 6 points but amassing 13 assists (still a McDonald's record), while also thoroughly outplaying the higher-ranked Livingston once again—this time on a national stage (they had both matched up against each other in the All-Star Game of the 1992 Nike Camp), and was named co-MVP with North Carolina's Jerry Stackhouse in the process. After considering Georgetown, Indiana, UNLV, Arizona and UCLA, Vaughn decided to play for coach Roy Williams at Kansas, continuing, along with fellow recruit and college roommate Scot Pollard, the California pipeline of high school hoopsters to Lawrence, Kansas, started by former standouts Adonis Jordan and Rex Walters, and continuing in later years with Paul Pierce and Eric Chenowith.
In his college career Vaughn became the starting point guard as a freshman after being chosen to replace incumbent starter Calvin Rayford. Among his first-year highlights were earning the MVP award at the 1993 Pre-Season NIT at Madison Square Garden in New York City and hitting a game-winning three pointer at the overtime buzzer to beat Indiana in an early season game at Allen Fieldhouse. Throughout his four years at Kansas, Vaughn was known as a good distributor of the basketball and effective defender with great speed and court awareness. By the end of his college career, he was the all-time leader in assists in Kansas basketball history with 804 total (since surpassed by Aaron Miles), as well as the Big Eight Conference's all-time record holder. In 1997, the award given annually to the school's assist leader was renamed to include Vaughn, Miles and original assists leader, Cedric Hunter, as the Hunter/Vaughn/Miles Assists Award.
Vaughn earned a 3.72 GPA as a business administration major. He was a two-time Academic All-American at Kansas and the 1997 GTE Academic All-American of the Year. He was also a two-time all-conference pick and was named the Big Eight Player of the Year in 1996. His college jersey was retired on December 31, 2002 and hangs in the rafters of Allen Fieldhouse.
In 1997, Vaughn was selected 27th overall by the Utah Jazz in the 1997 NBA draft. In addition to playing four seasons in Utah, Vaughn also played with the Orlando Magic, the Atlanta Hawks (in two separate stints), New Jersey Nets, and San Antonio Spurs. He appeared in 64 games for the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs during the 2006–07 season and finished his career there, retiring after the 2008–09 season. Over his career, he averaged 4.5 points per game and 2.5 assists per game. He also set an NBA record for consecutive missed field goal attempts to open a season, missing his first 22 to start the 2001 season with the Atlanta Hawks. After those 22 straight misses he shot a career best 47% that season.
NBA career playing statisticsEdit
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
|†||Won an NBA championship|
Vaughn was an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs from 2010 to 2012. On July 28, 2012, Vaughn was named the new head coach of the Orlando Magic. On February 5, 2015, he was fired by the Magic. Vaughn then spent the 2015–16 season working as a professional scout for the Spurs. He was hired as Kenny Atkinson's top assistant coach for the Brooklyn Nets prior to the 2016–17 season, and was promoted to interim head coach position in March 2020 following Atkinson's mid-season departure. On September 3, 2020, the Nets hired Steve Nash as head coach, while Vaughn returned to his position as assistant coach.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Regular season||G||Games coached||W||Games won||L||Games lost||W–L %||Win–loss %|
|Playoffs||PG||Playoff games||PW||Playoff wins||PL||Playoff losses||PW–L %||Playoff win–loss %|
|Orlando||2012–13||82||20||62||.244||5th in Southeast||—||—||—||—||Missed playoffs|
|Orlando||2013–14||82||23||59||.280||5th in Southeast||—||—||—||—||Missed playoffs|
|Brooklyn||2019–20||10||7||3||.700||4th in Atlantic||4||0||4||.000||Lost in First Round|
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- Johnson, Kenneth N. (September 9, 2014). More University of Kansas Basketball Legends. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-1-62585-223-6.
- Scherr, Rich (December 19, 1992). "Dulaney's White wins national Dial Award Runner-swimmer Athlete of Year". baltimoresun.com.
- "College Basketball Roundup: Vaughn's Shoy Lifts No. 6 Kansas Over Indiana". Los Angeles Times. December 23, 1993. Retrieved March 9, 2020.
- "BHSN: Orlando Magic hire Jacque Vaughn as new head coach". Central Florida News. July 28, 2012.
- "Jacque Vaughn". KUSports.com. Archived from the original on December 21, 2005.
- "Jacque Vaughn named as Magic head coach". WFTV Channel 9 Orlando. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
- Denton, John (February 5, 2015). "Magic Relieve Jacque Vaughn of Head Coaching Duties; Name James Borrego as Interim Head Coach". NBA.com. Retrieved March 9, 2020.
- "Jacque Vaugh added to Spurs front office". NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. September 22, 2015. Retrieved March 7, 2020.
- "Brooklyn Nets Finalize Coaching Staff". NBA.com. July 5, 2016. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
- "Report: Nets hiring Jacque Vaughn as lead assistant coach". nbcsports.com. NBC Sports. May 2, 2016. Retrieved March 7, 2020.
- "Brooklyn Nets and Kenny Atkinson Mutually Agree to Part Ways". NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. March 7, 2020. Retrieved March 7, 2020.
- "Brooklyn Nets Name Steve Nash as Head Coach". NBA.com. September 3, 2020. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
- "Nets hire Steve Nash as next coach". NBA.com. September 3, 2020. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
- "Player Profile: Jacque Vaughn". NBA.com. Archived from the original on August 16, 2007. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
- "Vaughn Has Learned All the Right Lessons". The New York Times. January 20, 1997. Retrieved July 28, 2012.