“I think the transition defense is always going to be the core of our basketball team,” Vaughn said after the team completed its shootaround at
On the offensive end of the court, Vaughn and his coaches are stressing moving the basketball.
“The 33 assists the other night [against the
Eyenga is a player who likely is competing for the 15th spot on the
"I think you always want to be present in the eyes of a coach," Vaughn said.
"You know, injuries are a part of basketball, and it's not like he wanted to get injured. He's been at practice, being involved, talking to guys. So his involvement has been really good. He's an athletic individual, and you see that as soon as he steps out on the floor, and that's something a lot of guys in this league don't have."
In other notes:
• Vaughn was asked whether he wants his 0-4 team to "taste a win" and to "taste success." Vaughn responded: "I haven't tasted an In-and-Out Burger in a while, and I know what it tastes like. So, for us, it's the improvement and guys to play with each other. Those are the crucial things for us moving forward."
• Vaughn said he's looking forward to seeing how his team handles the physicality of the Pacers' big men.