The Pelicans reportedly have interviewed both Vaughn and Bucks assistant Charles Lee as they seek a replacement for Stan Van Gundy.
Vaughn, 46, has been an assistant with the Nets since 2016, serving as the interim coach in March 2020 until the end of last season. He served as coach of the Magic from 2012-15, compiling a 65-161 record. The Nets went 7-3 under Vaughn before being swept in the first round of the playoffs.
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst pointed to Vaughn as the frontrunner for the Pelicans job last week.
“I’m not saying he’s going to get his job because Charles Lee on the Bucks’ staff is also going to be a strong candidate,” Windhorst said on his podcast.
“The word coming out of Chicago at the draft combine is that Jacque Vaughn, who is close to (Pelicans GM) Trajan Langdon. … Jacque Vaughn is going to get a real serious look and has interviewed I believe with the Pelicans.”