| Sep 28, 2012
| 8:30 AM
One of my favorite features on ESPN.com is the website’s “5-on-5” roundtables, in which people who follow the NBA closely sound off on various issues.
So why not adapt that to the Orlando Magic with training camp set to begin Tuesday?...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 2:42 PM
Kobe Bryant called NBA Commissioner David Stern's idea of a 23-and-younger age limit for Team USA in future Olympics "stupid."
Only Kobe might be able to get away with using the word "stupid" and his boss in the same sentence.
Stern threw out the...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:14 PM
The Orlando Magic narrowed their field of coaching candidates to three finalists: Michael Curry, Lindsey Hunter and Jacque Vaughn. Of those three, the most likely choice is Vaughn.
So let’s take a closer look at Vaughn.
| Jul 28, 2012
| 12:31 PM
Jacque Vaughn learned from some of the best coaches in basketball. He played for Roy Williams, Jerry Sloan, Doc Rivers and Gregg Popovich. He also apprenticed under Popovich as an assistant coach.
The Orlando Magic hope Vaughn produces the same results...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Jacque Vaughn passed his first test as coach of the Orlando Magic.
During his introductory press conference Monday afternoon, he showed so much charisma that it left one of his players wishing that training camp had started already.
"Sometimes life, it'...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 7:08 AM
Jacque Vaughn offered glimpses of his personality during his introductory news conference Monday. He revealed that he has a favorite poet (Maya Angelou). He displayed a sense of humor; when asked when he started to think about becoming a coach, he...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 7:16 PM
The junior-varsity portion of the winning streak had its moments.
It let the Heat toy with significant deficits against significantly shorthanded opponents.
It allowed Dwyane Wade take the past two games off to rest his sore right knee.
| Feb 28, 2013
| 5:43 PM
Over the past several days, a brush fire has raged across the sports shows as everyone struggles for new conversation points about LeBron James' amazing, perhaps historic, regular season. This new debate centers on why LeBron, ahem, dunks so much in pre-...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 11:12 PM
So far, this has been the most documented, celebrated and agonized-over NBA season ever in Los Angeles. For the first time, we multiply everything by two.
And then, as if we needed more focus, more reason to follow the bouncing ball more closely and...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 8:45 PM
I have some things on my mind.
— The NFL combine is not one of them. I'd rather watch the wife's reality TV shows all night long and have her tell me about her day during the commercials.
— I'm big on "Skyfall," but the fact it's not one...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The Choice (and remember, death is not an option): The NBA’s regular season or the NBA’s Eastern Conference?
Except for Miami, of course. The Heat are so good they should be in the West. The rest of the East is the junior varsity.