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The Brooklyn Nets have terminated the contract of head coach Jacque Vaughn. Vaughn assumed the role when Steve Nash was dismissed seven games into the 2022-23 season.

Over his two partial seasons with the Nets, Vaughn achieved a 64-65 record and went 0-4 in the playoffs, facing a first-round sweep by the Boston Celtics in the 2023 NBA Playoffs.

The decisive factor in Vaughn’s departure appears to be a significant 50-point loss to Boston in the last game before the All-Star break.

Following the game, several Nets players raised concerns about the team’s approach and its direction for the remainder of the season.