The Brooklyn Nets Hired a New Assistant Coach

The Brooklyn Nets logo graces Center Court before a game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Barclays Center on November 25, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
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The Brooklyn Nets are looking to move on after the Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving era.

The Nets thought those two future Hall of Famers would be their franchise for many years to come.

But things didn’t work out and they had to exchange both the players in the last season.

The Nets are now headed with a core of young players and a bright future.

One of the reasons the Nets will have future success is their coaching staff.

He hired Jack Vaughn seven games into the season after the sacking of Steve Nash.

Vaughn led the Nets to a 43–32 record and the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference.

But now after his first full season with the team, Vaughan made changes to his coaching staff.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Kevin Ollie is joining the Nets as an assistant coach.

Ollie was a major coaching interest this offseason from the Detroit Pistons.

But after the Pistons hired Montee Williams, Ollie decided to join the Nets as an assistant.

Many remember Ollie from the success he had at the University of Connecticut.

He won a national championship during his tenure there and spent the last few seasons coaching the G-League’s Overtime Elite.

Ollie is a former NBA player and has experience in developing young players.

That’s what he’ll have to do with the look of the Nets roster.

This is Ollie’s first stint as an NBA coach and it will be interesting to see how he fares.

His name could again be in the news for the head coaching job next season.

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