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Nets fire coach Jacque Vaughn with team in 11th place at the All-Star break

Feb. 19, 2024 12:02 PM EST

Jacque Vaughn's strong work guiding the Brooklyn Nets earned him a contract extension at last season's All-Star break. Just a year later, the Nets fired Vaughn after a 50-point loss in his final game, their worst since moving to Brooklyn. The Nets announced Vaughn's...

Nets' Ben Simmons sidelined by a knee injury just 1 game after returning from a back injury

Jan. 31, 2024 20:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Simmons won't play Wednesday for the Brooklyn Nets because of a knee injury, one game after returning from a 38-game absence with a back injury. Simmons landed awkwardly after blocking a shot without about 3 1/2 minutes remaining in the Nets' 147-114 victory...

Ben Simmons just misses triple-double in return, Nets romp to 147-114 victory over Jazz

Jan. 29, 2024 22:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Simmons was just a few seconds into his return from a 38-game absence when he got the ball and led the Brooklyn Nets on a fast break. “It’s always a fast break when I have the ball,” Simmons said. A back injury may have knocked him out for a...

Ben Simmons makes quick impact in return to Nets, gets 6 assists in first quarter

Jan. 29, 2024 20:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Simmons made an immediate impact in his first game in nearly three months for the Brooklyn Nets, getting six assists in five minutes off the bench in the first quarter against Utah. Simmons hadn't played since Nov. 6, sitting out the last 38 games because of a...

Nets' Simmons says there is no timetable to return from injury

Dec. 22, 2023 19:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets forward Ben Simmons said team doctors haven't given him a timetable to return from a nerve impingement in his left lower back. “It is one of those things where you don’t know what time,” Simmons said before the Nets’ game Friday night against...

Ben Simmons of the Nets out until at least January because of latest back injury

Dec. 20, 2023 17:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Simmons won't return to the Brooklyn Nets until at least January because of a pinched nerve in his lower back. The Nets said Wednesday that Simmons, who sustained his latest back injury Nov. 6, has shown consistent strength improvement in his back over the past...

Nets' Ben Simmons likely out at least 2 more weeks after epidural injection in back

Dec. 02, 2023 18:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Simmons is expected to miss at least two more weeks as the Brooklyn Nets guard works his way back from his latest back injury. The Nets said Saturday that Simmons received an epidural injection as part of the planned rehabilitation from a pinched nerve in his...