The Brooklyn Nets have formally introduced Jacque Vaughn as their new head coach at present, after a lot hypothesis that they had been going to rent disgraced Celtics coach Ime Udoka.
“Jacque’s basketball acumen, competitiveness and intimate information of our staff and group make him the clear-cut greatest particular person to steer our group transferring ahead,” Basic Supervisor Sean Marks mentioned on Wednesday. “He has a confirmed potential to get the very best out of our gamers, maintain them accountable and play a cohesive, team-first fashion of basketball.”
The rent will trigger the least disruption to the gamers, contemplating Vaughn’s been the assistant coach for the final seven seasons and been serving because the interim coach since November 1st, when former head coach Steve Nash was let go.
It wasn’t the primary time Vaughn has been an interim for the staff, after he served as head coach for a ten-game common season stint in 2019-20 season after they parted methods with Kenny Atkinson.
Within the 2022-23 video games when Nash was on the helm, Brooklyn solely managed to win 2-5 and since Vaughn’s interim tenure, the staff has gone 2-2.
The Athletic reported that “…the choice to rent Vaughn was made largely partly because of the buy-in from Nets gamers below Vaughn… .Vaughn is alleged to have created optimistic vitality inside a Nets locker room coping with exterior stress.”
The choice got here after the staff modified their preliminary plan to rent Udoka when a number of points arose, such because the due diligence and investigation course of to rent him taking longer than anticipated and the staff’s potential to compete and be a real contender with out Kyrie Irving.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the promotion comes with a deal by the 2023-24 season.
Like many different coaches within the NBA, Vaughn loved a 12-year taking part in profession spanning 776 video games with the Jazz (1997-2001), Hawks (2001-02, 2003-04), Magic (2002-03), Nets (2004-06) and Spurs (2006-09). He’ll face his first check at present when the Nets play the Knicks at Barclays Middle.