The Brooklyn Nets named Jacque Vaughn as their new head coach following the departure of Steve Nash earlier this month, the team officially announced on Wednesday. Vaughn has been an assistant with the Nets since 2016, and twice held the title of interim head coach after the team parted with Kenny Atkinson in 2020 and Nash. Now, he’ll get an opportunity to be the team’s full-time decision-maker. In addition to the Nets, Vaughn has also previously served as an assistant with the San Antonio Spurs, and as the head coach of the Orlando Magic from 2012 to 2015.
“Jacque’s basketball acumen, competitiveness and intimate knowledge of our team and organization make him the clear-cut best person to lead our group moving forward,” Nets general manager Sean Marks said in a statement. “He has a proven ability to get the best out of our players, hold them accountable and play a cohesive, team-first style of basketball.”
The Brooklyn Nets have named Jacque Vaughn as their head coach.
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The Nets are making Jacque Vaughn head coach.
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