Nets’ Royal Ivey joining Houston Rockets’ coaching staff

Brooklyn Nets assistant coach Royal Ivey is going to the Houston Rockets to be part of Ime Udoka’s coaching staff, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN. Ivey had been an assistant for the Nets since the 2020-21 season when Steve Nash was the head coach in Brooklyn.

As Michael Scotto of HoopsHype reported on Tuesday, Ivey was drawing interest from the Rockets due to Udoka and Ivey having worked together during Udoka’s one season in Brooklyn in 2020-21. It looks like Nets’ head coach Jacque Vaughn is doing a complete overhaul of his coaching staff now that four assistants will not be returning to Brooklyn for the upcoming 2023-24 season: Ivey, Igor Kokoskov, Brian Keefe, and Tiago Splitter.

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Vaughn has recently brought in former Charlotte Hornets assistant coach Jay Hernandez to be part of the coaching staff. Scotto also reported that the Nets have interest in Will Weaver, James Borrego, and Ronnie Burrell. It looks like Brooklyn’s coaching staff will be markedly different going into next season.


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