Jacque Vaughn is the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets

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  • Jacque Vaughn is the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets

    Jacque Vaughn coached the Brooklyn Nets. He joined the Nets last week as interim manager.

The Brooklyn Nets announced Wednesday that they have promoted Jacque Vaughn, former assistant to the dismissed Steve Nash as the franchise's new head coach.

Vaughn coached the franchise.

then that he would open a selection process for a new coach, but he finally decided to leave. ratify Vaughn.

Among the main candidates for the bench was Ime Udoka, a coach who led He beat the Boston Celtics to the Finals last year and is suspended by his own team for violating house rules.

The Nets won two games, against the Washington Wizards and the Charlotte Hornets, and they lost two, against the Chicago Bulls and the Dallas Mavericks, with Vaughn on the bench.

The coach has had to manage the delicate situation in the locker room, after the anti-Semitism case of Kyrie Irving , given at least a five-game suspension by the Nets for promoting an anti-Semitic movie on Twitter and initially refusing to apologize.

Vaughn's first game as head coach will be ; this very Wednesday in the New York derby against the New York Knicks.

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