Jacque Vaughn
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The Brooklyn Nets arrived in Orlando without six important pieces of their future roster, including Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. However, the Nets’ head coach Jacque Vaughn is 5-2 since he replaced Kenny Atkinson as interim. At the same time, he surpassed the expectations in the NBA restart with 3 wins in five games until now.

The former Orlando Magic coach has clearly seen the chance to coach a new roster in the “bubble” as a challenge for him and his players.

“You’re always introspective in your approach to the game to make sure that you’re doing your part, my part as a coach,” Vaughn said, per Brian Lewis of the NY Post. “So, the challenge is getting this group ready to play.”

“We have some guys that’ve been with us for a long time, but we have a new group that we’re counting on to play minutes. So, we’re going to maximize the talent and maximize this group. That’s the challenge for me, and that’s the challenge I look forward to every single day with this group.”

The Nets are facing the title favorites Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday being 1.5 games ahead of the Orlando Magic.