Brooklyn Nets fire head coach Jacque Vaughn after NBA All-Star break

Brooklyn parts ways with Jacque Vaughn (David Butler II/USA Today Sports/Reuters)

By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

The Brooklyn Nets just ousted Jacque Vaughn from his head coaching post confirmed last February 20, 2024, a day after the NBA held its East vs West All-Star Game showcase.

It was first announced by veteran NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and was later confirmed by the franchise via a social media post.

Brooklyn is currently sitting at the no 11. spot of the Eastern Conference with a win-loss record of 21-33, before the All-Star break took place in Indianapolis.

With a sub-par record, the Nets front office decided to relieve Vaughn from mentoring the team and recently appointed assistant coach Kevin Ollie as their interim head coach.

The Nets recently got embarrassed in their last game before the All-Star break when they got dismantled by the Boston Celtics, 136-86, their worst loss of the ongoing NBA season so far.

What added up to the final verdict was their slump in their last six games where they only managed to win a single matchup against the San Antonio Spurs.

According to Ian Begley of SNY, several players already lost confidence in Vaughn after experiencing one of their worst losing streaks of the season.

When the season began, the Nets were already inconsistent under Vaughn’s tutelage, dropping their first two games to kick off their season with a 0-2 record.

Brooklyn caught fire the month after as they hosted back-to-back three-game winning streaks but eventually fell off in the succeeding months.

With the decision, the Nets just ended its eight-year relationship with Vaughn as the mentor entered their franchise last 2016 as an assistant coach.

Vaughn then earned his biggest break when he replaced Steve Nash as the new chief tactician of the Nets last November 1, 2022.