Brooklyn Nets Nov 21, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; A view of the team logo on the shorts of Brooklyn Nets forward Jared Dudley (6) as he warms up before the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Brooklyn Nets are constantly in the news on and off the court. They have Ben Simmons, who is making lots of money with barely any production over the past year or two. That pales in comparison though to Kyrie Irving, who is currently suspended for promoting an antisemitic film.

During this, the Nets and Steve Nash mutually parted ways and initial reports indicated that the Nets were looking to hire Ime Udoka, which was a problem in and of itself. Udoka is currently suspended by the Boston Celtics for having an inappropriate relationship with a fellow staffer.

While Udoka probably would’ve done a good job in Brooklyn, the fact that the team is so dysfunctional already, hiring Udoka would just compound on all the other controversies and distractions going on within the Nets organization. Instead, the Nets stayed in-house with their next coach, taking the “interim” tag off of Jacque Vaughn’s job title.

Vaughn joined the Nets in 2016 and was interim head coach in between Kenny Atkinson’s and Nash’s tenures. When Nash departed, Vaughn stepped in over the past week and he’ll remain in the top coaching job in Brooklyn.

Many have taken notice to Vaughn getting a shot with the Nets in a permanent setting.

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