The players aren’t the only ones in the Nets organization auditioning for a role on a potential championship contender next season.
Interim head coach Jacque Vaughn took over for Kenny Atkinson on March 8 and has since been on a campaign to retain the job full-time next season and beyond when Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving return from injury. That campaign, Vaughn said in a conference call with reporters on Sunday, is headlined by his ability to foster healthy relationships with everyone in the Nets organization.
“From management to coaches to performance team to players. Those things can be revealed now and going in the future. Those get established,” Vaughn said. “How I coach on an everyday basis. My interaction with players. My ability to be authentic. Having intent with players. Those things become evident when you’re around each other. There’s no hiding from that. So it’s been a great opportunity for me just to be who I am and reveal what kind of coach I am.”
Vaughn said he and Nets general manager Sean Marks do not talk about his job security.