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Magic's Vaughn different, but better?

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08:11 AM ET 10.12 | The Magic's kingdom is certainly a gentler place these days under Jacque Vaughn. On Thursday night, in his home preseason debut, Vaughn radiated serenity. ... No yelling. Little play-calling. An occasional pat on the back when players exited the game. "They say it's all about the delivery," Magic big man Glen Davis said. "Some coaches' delivery is not as sweet as others, but the message is there. The message is in the delivery. As a player, you don't want to take advantage of that. You want to run through a wall for a guy like that." ... [Observers from the scorer's table] couldn't hear Vaughn's voice at any point in the game. That's a distinct -- but not necessarily more effective -- contrast in style with his predecessor, Stan Van Gundy.

Orlando Sentinel

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October 12, 2012  09:03 AM ET

Vaughn I hope you have those boys playing hard on a nightly basis cause Im pulling for you dude.

October 12, 2012  09:30 AM ET
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Anything is better than Stan's screeching and sideline demeanor.

Ain't that the truth, I don't think anyone misses Stan Van Saprano, last I heard, he was chillin on da Jersey Shores!

October 12, 2012  09:39 AM ET

Killing Them Softly With Your Song, Bro?

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October 12, 2012  10:29 AM ET

They'll miss SVG once the season starts!

October 12, 2012  10:58 AM ET
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They'll miss SVG once the season starts!

In what way?

October 12, 2012  11:07 AM ET
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In what way?

Wins and loses.

October 12, 2012  11:08 AM ET

losses

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October 12, 2012  11:26 AM ET

GOOD MORNING FN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IT'S BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NBA BASKETBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 12, 2012  12:07 PM ET
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I suspect they will miss Dwight much more.

That's a closed chapter. Miss Dwight's presence on the defensive side of the ball? Well, of course. Miss the drama and the missed free throws? Not a bit. But all that's over. Time to look forward.

October 12, 2012  01:44 PM ET
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That's a closed chapter. Miss Dwight's presence on the defensive side of the ball? Well, of course. Miss the drama and the missed free throws? Not a bit. But all that's over. Time to look forward.

+1

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October 13, 2012  02:02 PM ET

Gentler with the same results in Orlando!!!

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