Brooklyn Nets relieve Jacque Vaughn: “An incredibly difficult decision”

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Giannis Askounis

19/Feb/24 16:54

An interim head coach will take over the Brooklyn Nets following the dismissal of Jacque Vaughn

By Johnny Askounis/

Jacque Vaughn was fired by the Brooklyn Nets on Monday.

Per the press release: “The Brooklyn Nets have relieved Jacque Vaughn of his head coaching duties. An interim head coach will be named in the near future.

“This was an incredibly difficult decision, but one we feel is in the best interest of the team going forward,” said Nets General Manager Sean Marks. “Jacque has represented this organization with exemplary character and class for the past eight years. The consistent positivity and passion he poured into our team daily will remain with the players and staff he interacted with throughout his tenure. We thank Jacque for all he has done for the Nets and the borough of Brooklyn, and wish him, Laura and their family nothing but the best in the future.”

Over parts of three seasons as head coach in Brooklyn, Vaughn compiled a record of 71-68 (.511).”

In the 2023-24 NBA Regular Season, the Nets made out a 21-33 record before the All-Star break. Trailing the Play-In zone of the Eastern Conference by a margin of 2.5 games left with 28 outings left on the schedule was met by the decision to move on from Vaughn.

Four straight games on the road resume action in a challenging stretch. From taking on the Toronto Raptors on Thursday to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Memphis Grizzlies, and Orlando Magic until next Tuesday. A couple of clashes with the Atlanta Hawks mark the return to Barclays Center and complete next week’s schedule.

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