The Brooklyn Nets have upgraded Jacque Vaughn to head coach after a four-game stint as interim coach. Vaughn was named interim head coach following the departure of Steve Nash amidst a 2-5 start. Vaughn went 2-2 as interim head coach, and he was without Kyrie Irving for three of four games while Irving serves “at least” a five-game suspension for his controversial posting of a movie that featured anti-Semitic messaging. 

The Brooklyn Nets have named Jacque Vaughn as their head coach.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 9, 2022

Multiple reports came out last week suggesting that the Nets were hiring suspended Coach Ime Udoka as Nash’s replacement, but Nets GM Sean Marks denied all reports that Brooklyn was looking to hire the coach out of Boston. 

Vaughn has been with the Nets as an assistant coach since the 2016-2017 season. This is his second stint as interim head coach of the Nets; he filled in for 10 games in the 2019-2020 season, where he went 7-3. Before joining the Nets staff, Vaughn previously served as the head coach of the Magic for three seasons.

He is 67-163 in his career. The Nets and Knicks play Wednesday at 7:30 EST. 

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