The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a contract extension with Head Coach Jacque Vaughn reportedly through the 2026-27 NBA season. Vaughn was promoted to interim Head Coach after the franchise fired Head Coach Steve Nash. Shortly after the Nets removed the interim tag and made him the full Head Coach of the team. Brooklyn has had a turbulent period the last few seasons, but entered a new era after trading away both point guard Kyrie Irving and forward Kevin Durant. Now the team will focus on a rebuild with Vaughn as their Head Coach.
Jacque Vaughn had shed the interim label earlier this season with a team option on next year — and now gets extended for multiple years past the 2023-2024 season, sources tell ESPN. pic.twitter.com/YE3Txda9xF
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 21, 2023
Thanks to the trade for guard James Harden, the Houston Rockets control much of the Brooklyn Nets draft capital for the foreseeable future. With that in mind, the team really does not have much of an incentive to tank in the next few years. The goal will be to try and win as many games as possible, figure out what they want to do with Ben Simmons, and develop Mikal Bridges into a star player. Head Coach Jacque Vaughn will have some time to work on some of those things with his new extension. Despite the turbulent period he has kept the team competitive through it all.