The Brooklyn Nets have named Jacque Vaughn as their new permanent head coach.
The team has won two of its last four games with Vaughn at the helm.
Nets general manager Sean Marks said, “He has a proven ability to get the most out of our players, hold them accountable and play a consistent, team-oriented style of basketball.”
Marks added, “Jacque’s basketball acumen, competitiveness and intimate knowledge of our team and our organization make him the best person to lead our group going forward.”
After beat the washington wizards On Friday, the Nets came from behind on Saturday to defeat the Charlotte Hornets 98-94.
Vaughn’s appointment comes after Brooklyn guard Kyrie Irving was suspended for at least five games among allegations of anti-Semitism after also seeing his sponsorship agreement with Nike suspended.
The Nets and Irving have pledged to donate $1million (£880,000) to fight ‘hate and intolerance’ after he was criticized for sharing a link to a film featuring anti-Semitic tropes.
Vaughn, who is in his seventh season with the Nets, served as their interim coach for 10 games during the 2019-20 campaign before Nash’s appointment.
He was also head coach of the Orlando Magic from 2012 to February 2015.
Suspended Boston Celtics coach and former Nets head coach Ime Udoka is reportedly a candidate for the job.
Vaughn’s first game in charge of the Nets will be against the New York Knicks on Wednesday.