Jacque Vaughn agrees to a multi-year contract extension with the Brooklyn Nets

Jacque Vaughn has signed a multi-year extension with the Brooklyn Nets. He will be looking to lead the new-looked side into the playoffs

Jacque Vaughn in a file photo [Image Credits: Twitter]
By Godwin Matthew | Feb 22, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Coach Jacque Vaughn has agreed to a multi-year contract extension with the Eastern Conference side Brooklyn Nets. The 48-year-old took over the reins of the franchise on November 1 from Steve Nash. He had been initially appointed as the interim coach, but his brilliance with the Nets has helped him bag the head coaching position. Vaughn’s extension will see him be the coach of the Nets till the end of the 2026-27 season.

In his presence, the Brooklyn Nets are 32-19 this season. Although the likes of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are no more on the roster, the Nets are looking like a solid team. They have the likes of Mikal Bridges, Spencer Dinwiddie and Cam Thomas, all of whom can contribute on a nightly basis. Ben Simmons has been a bit of a problem, but if he gets going, the Nets are going to be a side to watch out for in the East.

General Manager Sean Marks sent out an official statement confirming the contract extension with Jacque Vaughn. “Jacque has made an immediate and immeasurable impact on our entire organization since assuming the role of head coach earlier this season. On the court, he’s clearly demonstrated his leadership through his ability to connect and communicate at a very high level while displaying tremendous instincts for the game.”

Jacque Vaughn certainly has proven to be a great mentor for the Brooklyn Nets. Despite all the uncertainties in the roster, he put the best possible starting five on the court every night and has helped the Nets maintain a solid record in the East.

Can Jacque Vaughn lead the Brooklyn Nets to a deep playoff run?

Jacque Vaughn has been a part of the Brooklyn Nets franchise for a while now. He took over the head coaching responsibility in the Orlando Bubble, where the Nets put up a great fight to make it to the playoffs. Under his leadership, youngsters like Nic Claxton and Cam Thomas have flourished. Even when the likes of Durant and Irving were on the roster, he held his own and coached the team to a 12-game winning streak.

The sudden change in the roster is something Vaughn will have to adapt to quickly as the regular season is approaching its business end. If the Nets are to make the playoffs, they will have to win games as things could get tricky in the East after the trade deadline. Mikal Bridges and Spencer Dinwiddie have proven to be great performers since their trades and this is a great sign for the Brooklyn Nets. However, they will also need the other players to contribute as things could get tougher when the playoffs approach.