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Nets Coach Addresses Rocky Relationship With Ben Simmons


Ben Simmons had a tough first season with the Nets and it was mirrored in his relationship with head coach Jacque Vaughn.

The 27-year-old was battling a number of illnesses that included recovering from main again surgical procedure.

Due to this, Simmons struggled on the courtroom and was berated by the media for it.

Vaughn additionally discovered the state of affairs to be fairly irritating.

However the head coach has turned a nook and realised he was anticipating an excessive amount of of Simmons through the 2022-23 season.

“At the moment, I used to be at a spot the place, as a coach, I’m all the time gonna have a regular, and that commonplace is of what I count on guys on the crew to do, how we would like them to play and ask them to do issues for the sake of the crew,” Vaughn mentioned.

“I feel Ben’s and I’s relationship is in such a very good place proper now as a result of we’ve been capable of speak by means of that second of our lives the place I anticipated him to do issues that I’ve come to know bodily he wasn’t capable of do. I feel at the moment, you stored listening to me discuss drive, and people issues and the way I wished him to play.”

He went on to elucidate how he and Simmons’ relationship has improved out of sight.

“Now (I’ve had) a revelation the place I’ve seen the work he’s put in, the place he was at, a few of these issues have been revealed to me, and I feel that’s why our relationship is at a very good place proper now. The issues that I’m asking him to do going ahead, I feel he can bodily do now. And so, it does put us ready the place I can use a number of lineups and put completely different folks round him so we are able to have success on each ends of the ground.”

Simmons’ camp and the Nets are reporting that he shall be wholesome and able to go for the upcoming season.

Vaughn mentioned that the previous All-Star has been enjoying five-on-five and may have an expanded position on offense if he can keep wholesome.

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