Connect with us

Sportswire

Nets officially name new head coach

The Brooklyn Nets have officially named a new head coach, and the decision may represent a pivot from their original plan. On Wednesday, the Nets announced that they have removed the interim tag from head coach Jacque Vaughn. The 47-year-old will remain the team’s coach for the foreseeable future. After the Nets fired Steve Nash…

The post Nets officially name new head coach appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Joe Tsai looking on

May 9, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; Taiwanese businessman Joe Tsai (left) looks on during the second half of the preseason WNBA game between the New York Liberty and the China National Team at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The Brooklyn Nets have officially named a new head coach, and the decision may represent a pivot from their original plan.

On Wednesday, the Nets announced that they have removed the interim tag from head coach Jacque Vaughn. The 47-year-old will remain the team’s coach for the foreseeable future.

After the Nets fired Steve Nash last week, there were multiple reports that they planned to name Ime Udoka their next head coach. Marc Stein then reported on Sunday that Nets owner Joe Tsai was facing strong pressure to not hire Udoka.

Udoka was suspended a full season by the Boston Celtics for engaging in an inappropriate but consensual workplace relationship with a subordinate female employee. Udoka allegedly used “crude language” and made “unwanted comments” to the woman, which factored into the suspension.

The Nets likely would have faced pressure to not hire Udoka strictly because of the situation in Boston, but the recent drama surrounding Kyrie Irving probably made things worse. Irving is currently serving a suspension after he publicly supported an antisemitic film. Brooklyn may not have wanted to compound recent negative publicity with more negative publicity.

Vaughn, 47, had been an assistant coach with the Nets since 2016. Brooklyn has gone 2-1 in the three games since he took over for Nash.

The post Nets officially name new head coach appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent

MLB3 years ago

The Greatest Sports Call in Broadcasting History

Kirk Gibson’s 1988 World Series home run was a baseball play that occurred in Game 1 of the 1988 World...

NFL3 years ago

Rob Gronkowski “Just Joking” About Having Bucs’ Playbook

Rob Gronkowski posted a note on social media Wednesday to make clear that he was just joking when talking about...

MLB3 years ago

MLB Proposes 3-Division 2020 Play Based on Geography

MLB is one of the games genuinely faithful to its legacy, however even they are thinking about radical changes because...

NHL3 years ago

NHL Eyes December to Start 2020-21 Season

The 2019-20 NHL season has been suspended for about a month and a half now as the world fights the...

NHL3 years ago

5 Greatest Hockey Players of All-Time

This list hasn’t changed in 20 years. I can’t envision the rundown changing at any point in the near future....

NFL3 years ago

NFL Draft Made These 3 Teams Playoff Contenders

The 2020 NFL Draft spoke to an open door for NFL groups to drastically improve their lists with the expectations...

NCAAF3 years ago

Trevor Lawrence Heavy Favorite to be #1 Pick 2021 Draft

The 2020 NFL Draft is in the books and the football world is as of now amped up for the...

MLB3 years ago

Fan Made Epic Fenway Park Map in Fortnite

The COVID-19 pandemic has forestalled avid supporters from getting a charge out of baseball for about two months. While baseball...

NBA3 years ago

Vegas: Dennis Rodman Potential Successor to Kim Jong-Un

There’s a great deal of disarray encompassing the soundness of Kim Jong-un, the 36-year-old Supreme Leader of Democratic People’s Republic...

NBA3 years ago

Blake Griffin Calls Out TMZ Coverage

Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin was as of late an objective of TMZ, which posted a strange article about him...