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Nets fire head coach Jacque Vaughn 5 days after 50-point loss to Celtics

Feb 19, 2024

The Brooklyn Nets announced on Monday that they have fired head coach Jacque Vaughn. The move was first reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Nets are promoting assistant coach Kevin Ollie to replace Vaughn on an interim basis for the rest of the season, according to ESPN. Ollie, the former UConn head coach, joined the team as an assistant last summer.

The Nets are 21-33 and currently in 11th place in the East, and while that's far from the worst in the NBA, they have been struggling significantly. According to SNY reporter Ian Begley, several players had "lost confidence" in Vaughn.

The Nets' last game before the All-Star break may have been the final straw for the front office. Brooklyn got absolutely embarrassed by the Boston Celtics, losing 136-86. There have been some pretty lopsided scores in the NBA this season, but a 50-point pantsing is hard to ignore.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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