Nets assistant Jacque Vaughn has elected to withdraw his name from the ongoing head coaching searches around the NBA, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link).
According to Wojnarowski (Twitter link), Vaughn is citing family reasons, including the opportunity to spend more time with his two teenage sons, as the motivator for his decision. The expectation is that he’ll return to Steve Nash‘s staff in Brooklyn for the 2021/22 season.
Three teams – the Pelicans, Wizards, and Magic – are still seeking a new head coach. However, there hadn’t been reports indicating that Washington and Orlando were considering Vaughn for their respective vacancies.
New Orleans, on the other hand, was said to have Vaughn high on its list of candidates. A report last week suggested that his candidacy for the Pelicans’ job was gaining traction, and a more recent report tabbed him as a potential frontrunner.
If Vaughn was their preferred candidate, the Pelicans will now have to turn to other options. Bucks assistant Charles Lee and New Orleans’ own assistant Fred Vinson are among those believed to be in the mix.
13 thoughts on “Jacque Vaughn Withdraws From Head Coaching Searches”
Weird that he just realized his seasons were important.
I think he’s always felt that his seasons were important.
Some coaches care about expectation, others don’t care
ie. talked to Zion and he wants out
No one wants to coach the Pelicans, Wizards, or Magic.
Mike Dantoni would absolutely take the job if they offer 4 year contract
All underachieved coaches would take 4 year contract to coach Pelicans
4 year $20 million is attractive
Underachieved coaches never care about expectation
Doesn’t want head coaching job, because he wants to spend time with his family. Next line his going back to being an assistant coach. Won’t that also keep him from his family?
If his sons are (say) in their late teens, perhaps they wouldn’t relocate in case he accepted a job elsewhere…
Not as often if his family is in the NYC area and half of his season is at home.
Can you really pull out of coaching searches you aren’t a part of?
The NBA is really thirsty for ex-point guards as head coaches. Nice record in Orlando, Jacque. That might be the worst winning percentage I’ve ever seen.
“More time for kids” = no + no offence.
I presume he doesn’t care for either NOLA or Griffin’s lockstep plan. link to hoopsrumors.com
“hmmm, the hard-to-get game, eh?” Boylen mumbled over a bowl of Cap’n Crunch and tequila. He mused about calling a press conference to remove his name from consideration for any NBA coaching position, any position at all, really any one at all.