10:43am: Vaughn’s new contract is expected to keep him under team control through the 2026/27 season, Wojnarowski writes in his full story on the deal.
9:12am: The Nets and head coach Jacque Vaughn have agreed to a multiyear contract extension, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link). The team has issued a press release officially confirming the news.
“Jacque has made an immediate and immeasurable impact on our entire organization since assuming the role of head coach earlier this season,” general manager Sean Marks said in a statement. “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.
“As a person, they don’t come any better than Jacque. His character is impeccable, and there is not a better representative for our team and our borough. We are thrilled to have Jacque lead the Nets for years to come.”
The Nets were off a 2-5 start under Nash but have thrived since Vaughn’s promotion, going 32-19 under their former assistant. Brooklyn’s ability to make a deep playoff run took a hit following this month’s trades of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, but the team still holds the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference playoff picture for the time being.
Vaughn was an assistant for the Nets from 2016-22, briefly serving as the team’s interim coach and guiding Brooklyn to a 7-3 record after Kenny Atkinson was let go in 2020. He served as Orlando’s head coach from 2012-14, though the rebuilding club had a record of just 58-158 (.269) during his stint.
The exact terms of Vaughn’s new contract aren’t yet known, but Wojnarowski says (via Twitter) the Nets’ coach has been extended for “multiple years past the 2023/24 season.”