John Welch Rumors
The Brooklyn Nets are no longer spending as extravagantly as they once did and their announcement of staff promotions on Monday is just the latest example. Steve Jones, formerly the team’s manager of video operations, replaces veteran assistant coach John Welch, who departed for Sacramento. Trevor St. Agathe, formerly an intern with the team two seasons ago, replaces veteran strength and conditioning coach Jeremy Bettle, who left for a similar position with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Mike Mazzeo: Sources: Assistant coach John Welch is officially gone from the #Nets, and presumably taking same position in Sacramento under George Karl. Welch was a key player development guy for Brooklyn. @Scott Howard-Cooper had earlier reported he was likely to leave to join Karl.
The Brooklyn Nets have named Paul Westphal, John Welch, Tony Brown, Joe Wolf and Jay Humphries as assistant coaches and Jim Sann as an assistant coach/advance scout on new head coach Lionel Hollins’ staff, General Manager Billy King announced today.