Newly hired Brooklyn Nets head coach Jordi Fernandez's staff is coming into focus, and Kevin Ollie won't be part of the equation. After serving as interim head coach for the second half of 2023-24, Ollie will not return to Brooklyn next season, according to Hoopshype's Michael Scotto.

Ollie, who won a national championship as head coach of the UConn Huskies in 2014, interviewed with Nets general manager Sean Marks for the permanent head coaching position but did not earn the job.

“It’s out of my control,” Ollie said of his future with Brooklyn following the season finale. “I just loved the opportunity to coach this team. It’s been some positive feedback, what I've gotten from players and, of course, my peers in the coaching staff. So it's just a wonderful thing. The unknown is great… I was over there coaching in Spain a year ago and now I’m coaching an NBA team.”

Assistant coaches Will Weaver and Ronnie Burrell will also not return to the staff in 2024-25. Weaver was the Nets' longest-tenured coach, serving as a top assistant under Kenny Atkinson from 2016-2018 before being named head coach of Brooklyn's G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets. In his lone season with Long Island, he led the team to a conference final victory and won G League Coach of the Year.

Burrell worked under Weaver as an assistant with Long Island before taking over for him ahead of the 2020-21 season. He would also win G League Coach of the Year in 2022-23 before being elevated to Brooklyn's bench last season.

At least one assistant will return, with Fernandez retaining Jay Hernandez, who joined the Nets as part of Jacque Vaughn's staff at the start of last season. Hernandez spent the previous five seasons as an assistant for the Charlotte Hornets. Before that, he spent four seasons with the Orlando Magic, briefly working under Vaughn in a player development role.

Hernandez joins Steve Hetzel and Juwan Howard as Brooklyn's assistants under Fernandez. Hetzel, who will serve as assistant head coach, worked with the Portland Trail Blazers on Chauncey Billups' staff for the last two seasons. Before that, he served in a player development role for the Detroit Pistons from 2009 to 2013 and worked under Steve Clifford as an assistant for the Charlotte Hornets and Orlando Magic.

Howard, meanwhile, joined the Nets after five years as the University of Michigan's head coach. He led the Wolverines to a 23-5 record and a Big Ten title in 2021, earning the Associated Press' College Basketball Coach of the Year award. However, he missed the tournament in 2023, and the program let him go after an 8-24 campaign last season.