Brooklyn Nets assistant coach Jacque Vaughn will not be joining the New Orleans Pelicans or any other franchise this summer.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Tuesday that Vaughn has taken his name out of consideration for any coaching concerts, in part to be able to spend more time with his two teenage children.
In order The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Attorney, the 46-year-old was “one of two candidates who were seen by league sources as the strongest contenders to run in New Orleans.” This report named Charles Lee, assistant to the Milwaukee Bucks, as the other candidate.
Most recently, Vaughn served as Brooklyn’s interim coach for the end of the 2019-20 season and set a 7-3 record but eventually lost in the top flight to Steve Nash. Vaughn has also been Orlando Magic’s head coach since the fall of 2012 until the beginning of February 2015 and went 58-158.
With superstar trio of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving currently set to return to the Nets for another season (maybe?), Vaughn should improve his resume at least for one more year with the organization.