Jacque Vaughn

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Jacque Vaughn
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Vaughn in 2007
Brooklyn Nets
PositionAssistant coach
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1975-02-11) February 11, 1975 (age 43)
Los Angeles, California
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school John Muir (Pasadena, California)
College Kansas (1993–1997)
NBA draft 1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Playing career1997–2009
Position Point guard
Coaching career2010–present
Career history
As player:
19972001 Utah Jazz
2001–2002 Atlanta Hawks
2002–2003 Orlando Magic
2003–2004 Atlanta Hawks
20042006 New Jersey Nets
20062009 San Antonio Spurs
As coach:
20102012 San Antonio Spurs (assistant)
20122015 Orlando Magic
2016–present Brooklyn Nets (assistant)
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 Basketball-Reference.com

Jacque Vaughn (born February 11, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player and coach who is currently an assistant coach for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). [1]


High school career

A native of Los Angeles, California, Vaughn attended John Muir High School in nearby Pasadena, where he maintained a 3.94 GPA in honors and AP courses,[ citation needed ] 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 #7 high school recruit in the country and the #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.

As a senior in high school in 1993, Vaughn was awarded the Dial Award as the nation's top male high school scholar-athlete, becoming the first basketball player ever to win that award.

College career

In his college career Vaughn became the starting point guard as a freshman after being chosen to replace incumbent starter Calvin Rayford. Among Vaughn's 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. [2] 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. [3] 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. [4]

NBA career

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 06-07 season and finished his career there, retiring after the 08-09 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 statistics

  GPGames 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
Denotes seasons in which Vaughn won an NBA Championship

Regular season

1997–98 Utah 4509.3.361.375.706.
1998–99 Utah 1904.6.367.250.833.
1999–00 Utah 78011.3.416.412.750.
2000–01 Utah 82019.8.433.385.7801.
2001–02 Atlanta 821622.6.470.444.8252.
2002–03 Orlando 804821.1.448.235.7761.
2003–04 Atlanta 71617.9.386.150.7791.
2004–05 New Jersey 713419.9.449.333.8351.
2005–06 New Jersey 80615.4.437.167.7281.
2006–07 San Antonio 64411.9.425.500.7541.
2007–08 San Antonio 74915.4.428.300.7631.
2008–09 San Antonio 3009.7.3201.000.889.


1998 Utah 703.4.200.5001.
1999 Utah 203.0.5001.000-.
2000 Utah 709.6.357.500.8751.
2001 Utah 5011.4.100.500-.
2003 Orlando 7618.7.364.000.769.
2006 New Jersey 11014.5.364.000.5711.
2007 San Antonio 20010.4.400-.500.
2008 San Antonio 1406.5.273.000-.
2009 San Antonio 2010.5.400-.500.

Coaching career

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. [5] On February 5, 2015, he was fired by the Magic. [6]

Head coaching record

Regular seasonGGames coachedWGames wonLGames lostW–L %Win–loss %
Post seasonPGPlayoff gamesPWPlayoff winsPLPlayoff lossesPW–L %Playoff win–loss %
Orlando 2012–13 822062.2445th in SoutheastMissed playoffs
Orlando 2013–14 822359.2805th in SoutheastMissed playoffs
Orlando 2014–15 521537.288(fired)

Personal life

Vaughn and his wife Laura, who was his college girlfriend, have two sons, Jalen and Jeremiah. Vaughn enjoys reading and writing poetry. [7] [8]


  1. "Brooklyn Nets Finalize Coaching Staff". NBA.com. July 5, 2016. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  2. LA Times Articles Collection
  3. "BHSN: Orlando Magic hire Jacque Vaughn as new head coach". Central Florida News. July 28, 2012.
  4. "Jacque Vaughn". KUSports.com. Archived from the original on December 21, 2005.
  5. "Jacque Vaughn named as Magic head coach". WFTV Channel 9 Orlando. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
  6. Magic Relieve Jacque Vaughn of Head Coaching Duties; Name James Borrego as Interim Head Coach
  7. "Player Profile: Jacque Vaughn". NBA.com. Archived from the original on August 16, 2007. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
  8. "Vaughn Has Learned All the Right Lessons". The New York Times. January 20, 1997. Retrieved July 28, 2012.