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Zagoria: Long Island Nets to name Bret Brielmaier as head coach

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The Long Island Nets have named Bret Brielmaier their new head coach, according to Adam Zagoria of Forbes Sports.

Brielmaier served as a Nets assistant coach since 2016, focusing on player development. He was Jacque Vaughn’s lead assistant in the “bubble.” Before joining the Nets, Brielmaier was an assistant with the Cleveland Cavaliers, winning a ring with the LeBron James and Kyrie Irving-led Cavs in 2016.

The Arizona product is entering his first tenure as a head coach. A native of Mankato, Minn., Brielmaier also spent four seasons in player development with the Spurs (2009-13) where he worked with Sean Marks. Brielmaier played collegiately at the University of Arizona and began his coaching career as an undergraduate assistant coach under Hall of Fame head coach Lute Olsen.

He will be taking over the vacant spot Shaun Fein, who coached the Nets G League affiliate to a 19-23 record last season. He followed Kenny Atkinson to the Los Angeles Clippers.

With the Cavaliers, Brielmaier worked with Joe Harris for two seasons, recommending Harris to the Nets.

Brielmaier becomes the fourth head coach for the Nets G League affiliate, following in the footsteps of Ronald Nored, Will Weaver, and Fein. All of his predecessor’s currently hold assistant coaching jobs in the NBA.