Nets interim head coach Jacque Vaughn has really impressed since taking over, going 6-2 during his tenure, and having his team playing great ball, without Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and others on the court.
The Nets, in fact, are fielding a G-League level roster in the Orlando bubble, yet Vaughn somehow has his team winning. They’re 4-2 in the bubble, with wins over the Bucks and Clippers — two teams many are picking to win it all. So Vaughn deserves a ton of credit for getting the most out of his players.
But it’s a superstar-driven league, at the end of the day, let’s be honest: He’s not going to be picked to lead the team going forward. Durant and Irving may have more impact than he does, sadly enough.
As such, talk has shifted to who the team may hire as head coach, and apparently, the Nets are looking at some big-name guys, with Tom Thibodeau now off the board. A report from Shams Charania of The Athletic states that Nets owner Joe Tsai is launching a “full-scale coaching search,” and that Jeff Van Gundy, Jason Kidd and Ty Lue are all in the mix for the job.
It looks like the Nets will be interviewing a number of candidates, and whoever the team hires will have a ton of experience, with an established resume.