Jacque Vaughn Biography
Jacque Vaughn is a well-known American professional basketball coach and former player currently serving as the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Jacque Vaughn Age
Jacque Vaughn was born on 11 February 1975 in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. He is 48 years old.
Jacque Vaughn Height
Vaughn is a man of tall stature and stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m).
Jacque Vaughn Family
in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. He was raised alongside his sibling Marlon Vaughn. However, Jacque has not shared more details regarding his committed parents.
Jacque Vaughn Wife
He is happily married to his beautiful and caring wife Laura Vaughn. The duo met at the University of Kansas when Jacque was playing for Kansas while Laura was pursuing her higher degree. The pair walked down the aisle in July 2003. In July 2022, the adorable couple just celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. Together, they share two lovely sons.
Jacque Vaughn Children
He is the proud dad of two good-looking sons called Jalen and Jeremiah.
Jacque Vaughn Salary
He bags a remarkable salary of $2.5 million per year.
Jacque Vaughn’s Net Worth
Jacque Vaughn has amassed a hefty fortune over the years and has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Jacque Vaughn Career
He shined both on and off the court, and by his senior year was ranked as high as the no. 2 point guard in the class of 1993 behind arguably the nation’s top player that year, Randy Livingston as well as the no. 7 high school recruits in the country. While also compiling six triple-doubles, Vaughn averaged over 21 points and 19 assists per game throughout the season.
Upon considering Georgetown, Indiana, UCLA, Arizona, and UNLV, he decided to play for coach Roy Williams at Kansas, resuming, alongside fellow recruit and college roommate Scot Pollard, the California pipeline of high school hoopsters to Lawrence, Kansas, launched by former standouts Rex Walters and Adonis Jordan, and continuing in later years with Eric Chenowith and Paul Pierce. He was awarded the Dial Award as the nation’s top male high school scholar-athlete as a senior in high school in 1992, becoming the first basketball player ever to win that award.
In Vaughn’s college career, he became the starting point guard as a freshman after being chosen to succeed the incumbent starter, Calvin Rayford. Among his first-year highlights were hitting a game-winning three-pointer at the overtime buzzer to beat Indiana in an early season game at Allen Fieldhouse and also earning the MVP award at Pre-Season NIT at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 1993.
During his four years at Kansas, he was known as an effective defender with great speed and court awareness and a good distributor of basketball. By the end of his college career, he was the Big Eight Conference’s all-time record holder as well as the all-time leader in assists in Kansas basketball history with 804 total (since overtaken by Aaron Miles). He was named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education in 1995.
He attained a 3.72 GPA as a business administration major. He was the 1997 GTE Academic All-American of the Year and a two-time Academic All-American at Kansas. Vaughn was named the Big Eight Player of the Year in 1996, and a two-time all-conference pick. On December 31, 2002, Vaughn’s college jersey was retired and hangs in the rafters of Allen Fieldhouse.
He was selected 27th overall by the Utah Jazz in the NBA draft in the year 1997. In addition to playing four seasons in Utah, he also played with the Atlanta Hawks (in two separate stints), the Orlando Magic, San Antonio Spurs, and New Jersey Nets. During the 2006–07 season, Vaughn appeared in 64 games for the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs and ended his career there, retiring after the 2008–09 season. Over his career, he averaged 2.5 assists per game and 4.5 points per game.
From 2010 to 2012, he served as an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs. He was named the new head coach of the Orlando Magic on July 28, 2012. However, Vaughn was fired by the Magic on February 5, 2015. He later spent the 2015–16 season working as a professional scout for the Spurs.
Vaughn was hired for the Brooklyn Nets as Kenny Atkinson’s top assistant coach before the 2016–17 season and was elevated to interim head coach position in March 2020 after Atkinson’s mid-season departure. the Nets hired Steve Nash as head coach on September 3, 2020, while Vaughn returned to his role as an assistant coach. On 1st November 2022, he was named interim head coach after the Nets and Steve Nash parted ways and was announced as permanent head coach on November 9, 2022.