Jacque Vaughn, Nets Agree to Contract Extension

The Nets are signing coach Jacque Vaughn to a multiyear contract extension, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.Jacque Vaughn

Vaughn, 48, was named head coach last month after starting the year as interim coach, replacing the fired Steve Nash. Since then, the Nets have also traded away star forward Kevin Durant and star guard Kyrie Irving.

In 51 games this season, Vaughn has led the Nets to a 32-19 mark. But without Durant and Irving, challenges most certainly await.

For starters, Vaughn will have to figure out a rotation that features a glut of wings, headlined by the likes of newcomers Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson and Dorian Finney-Smith, as well holdovers Ben Simmons, Royce O’Neale and Joe Harris.

Brooklyn’s rotation is about 10 deep now, but Vaughn said he will likely whittle it down to about eight before too long.

Vaughn coached the Nets for 10 games on an interim basis in the 2019-20 season. He was head coach of the Magic from 2012-15. Overall, he has compiled a 97-180 record.


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