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Suns assistant Kevin Young amongst finalists for Nets head coaching job

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With just one game left in the regular season, news is breaking out that a Phoenix Suns assistant might have a new gig next year.

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According to The Athletic NBA insider Shams Charania, Kevin Young is a serious candidate for the head coaching position with the Brooklyn Nets.

“[Milwaukee] Bucks championship coach Mike Budenholzer, [Sacramento] Kings associate Jordi Fernandez and Suns associate Kevin Young have emerged among the finalists for the Brooklyn Nets head coaching job,” Charania said.

This announcement comes after rumblings surfaced that Young was going to be interviewed for the HC job with the Charlotte Hornets. At the time of reporting, Charlotte is still conducting interviews and has not come up with a decision on who they will hire.

Before this season, the Utah native was considered for Phoenix’s head after Monti Williams was fired. Instead of departing Phoenix, however, Young has remained as an associate head coach under Frank Vogel.

The 42-year-old would become the NBA’s highest-paid assistant on June 3, 2023, signing a five-year contract extension worth $10 million with Phoenix.

Brooklyn will now ponder over who will be the next person in charge of the team after firing coach Jacque Vaughn in February. Right now, the Nets’ interim head coach is Kevin Ollie following Vaughn’s departure. 

Once news comes out about whether Kevin Young becomes a head coach or if he’ll stay in Arizona, Burn City Sports will keep you updated.

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Reporter Alec Cipollini covers Phoenix Sports News for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on his X account, @AlecCipollini

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