‘It’s not Ime Udoka it’s Jacque Vaughn’ Nets name’s their head coach amid Kyrie Irving suspension

The Nets had been dissatisfied with how they were doing for some time. They wanted something changed immediately and the discussion was ongoing with assistant coach Jacque Vaughn. In the end, they took the tough choice to believe in their show once again.

On Wednesday, Jacque Vaughn was introduced as the Nets’ new head coach. In the wake of the November 1 split between Brooklyn and head coach Steve Nash. Vaughn, who had been an assistant since 2016, was promoted to the position of temporary head coach.

“Jacque’s basketball acumen, competitiveness, and intimate knowledge of our team organization make him the clear-cut best person to lead our group moving forward,” GM Sean Marks stated in a release. “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.”

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that Vaughn has inked a contract to be the team’s head coach until the 2023–24 season. Vaughn coached the Magic from 2012 to 2015 and acted as the interim coach for the Nets in 2020 when Kenny Atkinson was released. He led the club to a 7-3 record but was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Raptors.

As soon as Nash left, rumors began to circulate that the franchise was planning to hire Ime Udoka, the coach for the banned Boston Celtics. Boston’s personnel reported Udoka for “violations of team standards” after he was said to have engaged in an “improper relationship” with a female employee.

Vaughn has taken over as head coach for the Nets and has a 2-2 record thus far. Their record in the Eastern Conference right now is 4-7.


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